released 02 February 2013
Recorded in « La Grange » on January 26 and 27, 2013, using a Renaissance CG730 classical guitar, a Blue « Yeti » microphone, and Audacity.
Produced from January 27 to January 31, 2013, using Audacity.
During my stay at the Abode thus far, I wrote sixteen new compositions, eight songs and eight instrumentals, that I hope to release in a full-length album in the near future. I have been offered the means to produce some of them here, but the tight recording window forced me to choose only a few.
The original plan was to record at least five of the compositions, and keep the four best tracks for the present EP. However, time constraints and technology determined which songs ultimately made it on the album.
Three « live » takes of « Hope » were recorded at the end of the session, on the morning of Sunday January 27, after a challenging and exhausting night. Even after digital fairy dusting, the overall quality is not quite there, so the piece is included here as a demo.
Please see each song page for a brief presentation, lyrics, and specific acknowledgements.
Lyrics (in PDF format) and a large version of the cover art (PNG format – 1200 x 1200) are included as bonus items with the album download.
Tools used during this project : Audacity, Gimp, Open Office, FreeMind, Notepad2, Beyond Compare. Many thanks to the developers for the ladders !
The cover art is based on « Wolken-von oben.jpg » by Croq ( see commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wolken-von_oben.jpg
), and uses « Iron Fence » by Merlin2525 ( see openclipart.org/detail/Iron_Fence_by_Merlin2525.svg
) and the Linux Biolinum font.
The header image for this Bandcamp profile uses « Clouds over Mocambique 11.02.2007 15-02-50.JPG
» by Simisa ( see commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Clouds_over_Mocambique_11.02.2007_15-02-50.JPG
Gratitude, appreciation, and many thanks to / Remerciements, reconnaissance, et appréciation à :
Sylvain pour la guitare, l'accès au local, les rencontres, et tout le reste.
Olivier pour le micro et les écouteurs.
Charles pour le moniteur externe.
Stéphane pour les conversations matinales.
David the aviator for the inspiration for « The Miracle Is Worth The Wait. »
Murray for the prediction, looks like you were right !
The Blessed at the Abode : H, S, M, N, S, D, M-C, C, M, V, O, S, S, S, F, M, B, and all the guests, M and S in particular.