Friday, June 22, 2001

Jennifer Hope and OmBili Troupe

Writing some new Kill Switch...Klick material for the Ambient Collection CD slated for release later this year. Looks like Invisible Records will be the label. Talked to Jennifer Hope about doing some guest female vocals on it and she said she would be be interested. She has a unique voice and should embellish the material nicely. I've been using a new program called Reason to sketch out some of the songs. This is a very powerful and easy to use "virtual instrument rack" in a box. It's highly intuitive and yields massive results with a minimum of effort, plus it's fully VST integrated so you can import audio, export finished mixes...whatever. Especially impressive are the synth and drum machine sounds. They sound like real Prophets and Jupiters and 808s, etc. I can't say enough about this software...did I mention it's cheap? Anyway enough of the sales pitch, I also sketched some acoustic guitar parts for my wife's band OmBili Troupe's cover for the Teen Feeding Frenzy! CD. They are doing a tribal version of Richie Valens'- LaBamba. Should be very interesting.

Saturday, June 9, 2001

The Flathand 5 CD

Assembling and dumping tracks for The Flathand 5 CD. There's alot of scattered tracks. For one song I had to grab the upright bass off of one DAT the drums off another DAT and sync the whole thing to my old Atari computer for some sampled guitar parts I did 2 years ago! I'm hoping to have this disc finished by mid-summer. Currently their are 12 tracks in various stages of completion. 3 are completely finished, 3 more have vocal tracks that Ricardo Acevedo did (he shipped them up from Austin, TX months ago), and should be easy to re-assemble. So I'd say I'm close to the half way point on this disc.

Wednesday, June 6, 2001

Organica to Invisible Records

Finished all the mixes for I'll Be There. I always like to have a few safety versions. Sent off the Master CDR for Kill Switch...Klick's Organica to Invisible Records. They are re-issuing it later this year. Bought a 1966 Dodge Sportsman Van from my neighbor today. Very cool old California Utility truck. It's a little 6 cylinder but for as old as it is runs pretty damn decent. I'll be posting pictures next week.