With things starting to open up a bit we’ve been able to make some progress on the next album. A couple of weeks ago Chris recorded the bass tracks for the instrumental What Are You Waiting For? and Rob recorded drums for Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea earlier this week. We’re considering adding a new recording of a previously released song by Chris, but other than that drums have been recorded for all the songs on the upcoming album except for the epic Final Dissent. Regular followers of the band will remember some discussion of this song in earlier posts (here, here, and here). Recording this one will be a massive undertaking both in recording and preparation, as it is over 27 minutes long, so we’re looking forward not only to recording it, but finishing it as that will mark the completion of the new album.
Here’s a short video of Tuesday’s recording session:
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.