February 25th, 2007

Retaking Toward Orion

daisy_knotwise brought Katie down to the studio and we recut the vocals for Far Horizon and Falling Toward Orion. The new vocal for the latter is better, but I think I have one better take left in me.

Sadly, however, Katie has officially melted down, so we'll go looking for that take tomorrow. Especially since the whole process is being made more exciting by power fluctuations due to the nasty storm outside, including one full outage that (happily!) occurred in between takes.

As the lights continue to flicker, I think I'll save this now.

Album Developments

Today was the day for counting.

  • catalana uses a great many words in her songs. It turns out that there are so many words that they won't fit in an eight panel insert at any size larger than five point type. So we will not be putting the lyrics in the insert, but will instead post words and chords on the website.

  • This is a good excuse for getting some content up at dodeka.com, just as soon as I sort out the web hosting.

  • Using both my fingers and Katie's, I determined that if everything went really well in the duplication process, we could still have Hello, Stranger out for FilkOntario. Mind you, that hardly ever happens.

  • I have four minor bits of recording that I should do for my album today. If I finish those and spend the next few evenings in the studio, I should be able to finish the mix before my surgery.

  • Everyone is under too much stress right now. Count on it.

    As a result, I have consulted, conferred, and hobnobbed with my fellow wizards and have determined that we will release both albums at Marcon.