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.

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