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Studio Blog Day 3: Judgment Day

  |   2009, Studio Diaries

Originally Posted 4/20/09 on Myspace

Current mood: rockin (awesome Myspace emoticon unavailable)

Let’s see… day three saw the completion of four more songs (on drums, at least). Not bad. It’s not that we’re moving slower than expected (though we are), but that we’re spending more time on each thing than we thought we would. And that’s cool.

See, some of the shit that’s being played over and over again won’t be noticed by anyone — no one is going to say “waaaaitaminute, the drummer hit that one snare hit slightly different that time” or “goddamnit, the hi hat opened up for a second there, fuck this album”. But, all those little things *add up* to a better listening experience. If we didn’t do all this stuff, you couldn’t pinpoint our fuckups but you’d think “Huh, this sounds kind of sloppy I guess”. It’s kind of like if someone took a quick piss (just, say, a dribble) in your large glass of apple juice without you knowing about it. You’re not going to necessarily go “Shit! Piss!” and spit it out, but you’re going to sense that something’s up.

Essentially: right now we’re making sure the apple juice we’re brewing (is that how you make apple juice?) is free of piss.

I’m sure right now someone is going “Well, I like a little piss in my music”, which brings me to my next point: don’t worry, this isn’t going to be an overproduced album. We’re not going overboard on edits, not using auto tune, and mostly we’re not good enough musicians to pull that sort of thing off even if we wanted to.

So yeah: bottom line is that we’re taking our time and i’m pretty stoked about how stuff is sounding!

-Nate