Monday, June 12, 2006

THE LATEST at Electrical Audio (Albini's place)

THE LATEST recorded yesterday at Steve Albini's studio Electrical Audio. Mr. Albini was there but he wasn't wearing his trademark jumpsuit because he wasn't working. He was studying a poker match and from a peek at the collection of books and videos on the subject, lying around the studio, he's quite a poker buff.

Our engineer was Robert Daniels, owner/operator of el Goodo Audio and reknown ProTools Wizard. Yes, we recorded to ProTools, even though I saw two 2" 24 track machine and a whole lot of tape. Even Albini has gone digital at least some if the time. Right now Electrical Audio rents out the gear from el Goodo when it's needed.

Let me tell you something about THE LATEST. We are no slackers. Thanks to Bob Taylor's carefully constructed songs and his ability to belt them out tight and rocking as many times as needed, we were able to lay down 12 songs in one day. We do have some overdubs to do but still, the raw stuff is there.

Another amazing thing about THE LATEST, we've got another whole album under our belts that is coming out this month. Jaysus, that's exciting.

I hope to get some of these cuts up as track du jours soon.

Albini's place is great by the way and a very relaxing place to record. It has a homey hangout area complete with a dormitory, kitchen, shower etc... They have a billiard table but the kind without pockets and I don't know how to play that kind. Anyway we were too busy most of the time to play billiards. The main recording room has a 32' ceiling. We put 12 mikes on the drums. We got a BIG sound woooweeee lemme tell you. Robert tried several mikes on the guitar amps but fell back to the trusty old SM57. I just love that mike and now I can say I use the same guitar mikes as EA.

Alright then, rock on.

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