Once again my dear friend Brigitte Angerhausen provides support by letting me use her first class equipment to record tracks for my Sundog project.
On top of that I receive nutritional and social support from Peter – can you ask for more. I feel blessed.
After an intense and productive week, recordings for the next Lydie Auvray album are almost finished.
Besides my part as guitarist I also took on responsibilties as producer. The general attitude and good mood of all involved made this a rewarding and successful affair.
I’ve been trying my hand at the ukulele for a while and guess what – it ended up on two of the tracks.
Believe me, this is not my favourite part of making an album.
However, since I was press-ganged into producing this song I might as well make sure it shows up all ship shape for the mixing date.
Things have been almost coming to a halt with this bugger of a third album but it looks like we’re gaining momentum again.
Early September my mate Jürgen and I, aka Sundog And The Homesick Pack, set up our recording gear in a cottage situated in the rural area surrounding Melle, a small town in Lower Saxony. It was the first session of drum recordings for a selection of my songs.
A combined work and living space in a remote location allowed us to work until late at night, the only creatures who would prick their ears were deer and owl and the like.
We miked the drums according to a setup used by George Massenburg and both love the results.
Today we laid down some guitar tracks for a radio play at Studio 3 of WDR, the West German Broadcasting Corporation Cologne. The music was written by Rainer Quade with additional themes and improvised textures by me. Despite the workload and tight timeline it turned out to be a fairly relaxed session, not least because Brigitte Angerhausen moved the faders. Again my go-to combination of Duo Jet and VOX AC30 didn’t fail to impress.
A great sounding room, a pleasure to record in.
Further recordings for the third Cole album, we’re getting there!
We went for a live recording approach, the whole band in one room. Here’s a few impressions.
We even found the time to meet our mate Tony McAnaney, currently on tour in Germany with Fischer-Z. Had a chat and a meal in between soundcheck and showtime.
1. bis 3. Mai wird Cole am 3. Album weiterarbeiten.
Dafür ziehen wir in Gitarrist Romans frisch renovierten “Recording Shack” ein.