So, my band has been working really hard for it seems like the past year.
We've been recording our record in our home studio and it has been quite
the bumpy process with many many trials and tribulations, but alas, we
are finally making substantial progress.
For Long Tomorrow
We're a 4 piece instrumental group from Michigan. We play a really cool style of
post-rock with some post-metal and progressive stuff. I really enjoy it and we've
been playing for about a year and a half or two years now.
We've Been Talking
We finished writing for our first release about a year ago, so we thought it would
be a good time to start thinking about recording and releasing an album
We decided to go the route of an in-home studio environment and DIY it so we
could take as much time as we needed. Everyone in the group works full-time and
we needed to save some cash and have as much time as we need.
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Somewhere Along the Highway
We most certainly rushed into it right away... We just threw some mics on a
drum-kit and made some really horrendous click tracks that I didn't play over top
of very well.
Hymn to the Immortal Wind
We (the rest of my band) essentially just overlooked the meh sounding drum
tracks and moved on to guitars
What We Must
Well, it turns out that if we couldnt get shit for drum tone, we would definitely
have a hard time with guitar tone.
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We threw down some horrendous guitar tracks before deciding to call it quits on
the recording (which had taken about two months up til that point).
Raising Your Voice... Trying to Stop an Echo
For the sake of not wasting two months, we decided to try and salvage one track
that was passable. I had an internship at a post-production studio, and I took the
tracks there and spent about a month editing them and somehow came out with a
decent sounding track. It isnt nearly up to the quality we want it to be at, but
nonetheless, it is passable.
After abandoning recording, we played a few shows with our buddies in Locktender
and Coma Regalia which were very fun and we met lots of cool people and
impressed a few, I may add.
We chipped in a bit of cash to buy acoustic foaming for our home-studio and we
spend the next few weeks putting it up and sound-testing everything in the room.
We decided to give it another go, with a little more experience under our belt, and
a different, more picky, mindset.
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So yeah, I made better click tracks, we set up drums, and very very carefully
mic'd them and got the tone we wanted, and I laid down some stellar tracks that i
am proud of.
Next we set up the guitar rig and mic'd it (which was very tricky). It took us
weeks to get a great tone, but we did get it using an AKG 1000e, and SM57, and a
Sennheiser 906 on a Fender 4x10 Blues DeVille (using a Godin core guitar)
We took a few sessions laying down tracks for one guitarist and that's where we
It's been an incredibly long, arduous journey, but we are finally making some
headway and I'm looking forward to recording the other guitarist and the bassist.
The other guitarist uses a Telecaster on a Twin Reverb, and our bassist uses a
Bass VI actually and its pretty cool (and gay) but it handles distortion very very
Here's the track that we released.. sadly it is the most simple of our tracks (which
isn't a bad thing, it just isn't really THAT indicative of our style)
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All is Violent, All is Bright
List is a conglomeration of what we sound like (i guess)