The band spent more rehearsal time this week practicing and arranging Minstrel in the Corner, with Jim adding some bass parts to the section we worked on at our last jam. This section is really coming together now, but we’ve definitely been spoiled by the beginning section of this song. We’ve gone through that a number of times, adding and trying out different bits here and there, but that part is pretty much arranged. As with any of our songs, it will evolve over the months as we work on it too. This next section, though, is kind of a double edged sword (much like our other songs, but most recently I, Awake); while it’s really fun and interesting trying out different things and there’s a certain excitement in watching it develop, not knowing really how it’ll sound in the end, this whole process is work intensive and time consuming. In the end, we’d rather take the time and get the song as good as it can possibly be, despite the fact that progress may be slow.
On the recording front, Jim will be sidetracked by some personal business for the next week or so, but he’s hoping to get those I, Awake bass parts recorded sometime the following week.