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Bass and final keyboards recorded for Arcane Knowledge; progress on next song

Bass and final keyboards recorded for Arcane Knowledge; progress on next song

The COVID-19 lockdown has been making it ever more difficult to make any progress on recording the next Falling Edge album, so I’ve decided to start trying to complete some of the songs we already have partially recorded. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been writing and recording the bass and remaining keyboard tracks for Arcane Knowledge, and Rob and I got together on the weekend (keeping a safe distance of course) to discuss and arrange drum parts for Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea, which is the next song we’ll be recording. For anyone who’s interested in history, this is the 1st song I wrote for this album, and is largely based on a guitar part that I wrote years ago.

We hope to be able to record the drums for Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea in the next few weeks, but as I mentioned earlier, the lockdown is making things a bit of a struggle, so we’ll have to see how things go. On that note, Rob and I also discussed the option of not waiting to release the new material as a complete CD, but as individual singles so that we can get music out  more quickly.

 

We’d be interested in hearing your thoughts on this. Would you rather we wait to complete a full CD, or release the music one song at a time (with no CD)? Please click the comment button underneath the post title and let us know what you think.

Chris Rupert of Falling Edge

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Drums recorded for 3rd song

Drums recorded for 3rd song

It’s been a while since we’ve been able to get any recording done as Rob has been relocating and setting up his studio, but this weekend we got some great drum tracks laid down for another song from the upcoming Falling Edge album. This one took a little longer to record because of its atmospheric quality, and Rob admits to have been somewhat out of his comfort zone (and glad to be there) with this style of song.

 

We now have drums recorded for 3 of the 6 songs that will appear on the next album, and with Rob’s studio now in place, things should move a little quicker. Our current plan is to get the 2 shorter songs done 1st before tackling the mammoth 27 minute long epic, as that one will inevitably present some challenges to its completion.

Chris Rupert of Falling Edge

 

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Neil Peart RIP

Neil Peart RIP

It is with great sadness that Rob and I received the news of Neil Peart’s untimely passing.

Neil was not just a great drummer, he was a great musician and played every part with stunning musicality, not to mention his unrivaled lyrical prowess, which in itself was somehow musical. I’ve been inspired and influenced by him both as a composer and guitarist, and I know Rob found great inspiration in his playing. His contribution to modern music simply cannot be overstated. Thank you Neil for the time and sacrifice you put into your craft that those of us you didn’t even know would be so greatly enriched.

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

 

Chris Rupert of Falling Edge

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