June 5th, 2005

Scratching the Itch

Bwa-ha-ha! daisy_knotwise and I headed down to the studio this afternoon to resume work on scratch tracks for Falling Toward Orion. We've recorded seven more tracks to go with the (I hope they're ok) five tracks from when we started this, oh, about a year ago. We're cutting one song off the album for space reasons, which means that all I have to do is record a scratch track for You Are My Life and we are down to the two duets.

Mind you, I just figured out how to transpose the song from C, where I can barely sing it, to G, where it's no problem. So after dinner, I'm going to go upstairs, put the new chords onto the song, print a new copy, and then we can record it.

I think. :)

Falling Toward Orion

daisy_knotwise and I finished recording all of the scratch tracks for Falling Toward Orion except for the two duets (which will require a bit of dashing between rooms). I may yet re-record the scratch track for Not Everybody Dies, but that's for another day. The tentative running order is:

New Frontier
Make a Trade
The Colors of You
Shades of Gray
Look At Me
Winter Waltz
Not Everybody Dies
My Husband, the Filker
You Are My Life
Falling Toward Orion
Far Horizon

It looks like it'll be right around sixty minutes running time. It's really interesting to look at the length of the various tracks, because you don't always realize how long these things are. Including ten to fifteen seconds of count off, the longest track is 6:19; the shortest is 1:37.