It’s been an unusually long time since our last post, but there has been a fair amount of turmoil within the band and not much progress to report as a result.
New keyboard player Mark Lau announced his departure from the band in late September, due to unexpected family problems. The band once again found themselves in the all too familiar position of having no keyboard player. Unfortunately, drummer Kevin Tetreault announced his resignation from the band a few weeks later. Remaining members Matt Broadbent and Chris Rupert are in the process of finding new members, and hope to be announcing a new lineup soon.
In the meantime, as in the past, the remaining members will continue to write, arrange, and record as much as possible, keeping the release of the 2nd album on track. As always, we’ll post here as new developments arise.
While the band has been breaking in new keyboard player Mark Lau, guitarist (and occasional keyboard player) Chris Rupert completed writing and recording all the remaining keyboard parts for Minstrel in the Corner. This song is now complete, with the exception of some small vocal harmony parts, which can be recorded at a later date. Drummer Kevin Tetreault, meanwhile, has been reviewing rehearsal recordings to help finalize his drum parts for The Lost Journal.
More time was also spent at rehearsal sorting out the difficult intro to Dark Matter. Although we’re making good progress on this song, we’ll more than likely put it on the back burner as we spend more time getting mark up to speed on The Lost Journal and Sex for Sale which are both much closer to being ready to record.
It’s been a fairly quiet summer for the band, with different members taking some time off to spend with their families, but with Minstrel in the Corner more or less complete, we’ve been able to spend a lot more time on Dark Matter and The Lost Journal. The latter is pretty much ready to record, and Kevin is currently perfecting his drum parts in anticipation of recording in the near future.
We’re sad to report that keyboard man Steve Kubica has decided to leave Falling Edge. Those of you who have been following the band’s history know that Falling Edge is no stranger to personnel issues, and although we’re not happy to see Steve go, we are happy to welcome Mark Lau as his replacement. We’ve had a couple of rehearsals with him and things are working out well, and we’re looking forward to completing the second album with him on board.
In Steve’s absence, (and before Mark’s arrival) guitarist Chris Rupert has all but finished up the remaining keyboard parts on Minstrel in the Corner. With this song out of the way, the band has been focusing on getting Mark up to speed with The Lost Journal and Sex for Sale. We’re making pretty good headway on these, and we’re confident we’ll be laying down tracks for them in the near future.