Calling All Ears

As you already know (or are already sick of hearing about), I’ve been working on recording my 16-song album since June. For the most part, I play all the… parts and produce and mix and all that stuff. I can be pretty insular and isolationist, which in the smart part of my brain, I know is bad for the baby (the album, I mean).  I’ve done it that way twice and it went “ok,” but I’d like to try something else this time.

row-of-ears

Would anyone be interested in checking out some of the in-progress recordings and giving me some opinions and/or feedback? It doesn’t matter if you’re a pro or a layman as long as you have ears (or some other method of hearing music, I’m not picky). I’ve got a contact page!

Album #3 Progress Report #1 (Pics and Setlist)

I have just laid down the last bass guitar track for the 16 songs I have planned. That means all that’s left to record is the vocal tracks (of course, there are a few tracks with beatbox and a cappela which means I haven’t actually started on them at all). It’s still going to be a long time, but thanks to Reaper and getting smarter, I’m recording a little faster than I have on my two previous albums. I started in July and now I’m here with percussion, guitars, bass and various lead instruments laid down. While I’m trying, it doesn’t look like I will finish my Christmas song by Christmas 2015, but it will be the first one to get the vocal treatment (you never know).

Here’s a few pics, a video, and the unofficial tracklist. Enjoy!

TRACKLIST AS OF 2015.11.11

Track No. Title
1 The Special Chord
2 You Never Know Where Love Will Find You
3 Lesbionicle Chronicle
4 Spoiler Alert
5 Write About Butts (Right About Butts)
6 He’s That Guy (Who Gets Shot in the Movies)
7 Oil Spill
8 Intermission Song
9 Risky Business
10 Two Cats
11 Santa Claus is (Probably) a Pedophile
12 Kiss Me Now
13 Can You Picture That? (Muppets Cover)
14 Twitter Song
15 The Sun is Gonna Blow Up
16 Diamonds are for Suckers