Recording of I, Awake is moving right along, as Steve finished up recording one section of organ last week. This particular section is largely improvised at rehearsals, so we thought it wise to record Steve’s part first so that the rest of the band could sync up to it, allowing a tighter recording. Steve’s Hammond/Leslie combination started acting up near the end of the session, producing some interesting sounds of destruction on some of the takes (which we may actually use…). With this section now complete, we’ll start recording drum tracks very soon.
The band had a solid rehearsal last night as well. We went through I, Awake with ease (finally!!), and spent some time rehearsing Social Engineering and Crippled by Fear. With I, Awake now rock solid, we’ll be concentrating on ironing out some of the problem areas in these epic tunes.