Having spent the last weekend getting acquainted with the studio experience, I now have 5 songs of my own recorded, unmastered and potentially fixer upper’s… but I’m very pleased with the product I’ll use as an EP in the meantime while I continue to record and complete a full length album.
Being in Carp at Shattered Wings Studio was such a thrill for me because I was able to experiment and begin learning the language of sound communication. I forget not everyone hears the same tone, levels, style, vibe or orchestrations I have playing in my head when I perform my own songs, and I hadn’t realized how important it is to learn to effectively communicate them. Even hard as I try, it’s never quite the same but I love trying to get them there.
Lindsey Ralph, a good friend of mine and talented Ottawa photographer, who also shot the pictures for my last EP a few years back, came over the other day for a last minute quick shoot for the front and back of the cd case. When I have all the songs recorded we’ll do another shoot, one much more interesting, experimental and exciting. I love collaborating with Lindsey because she’s professional, efficient, a great director. It’s sometimes difficult for me to let loose and be natural in front of a camera but she’s got the grace that makes you feel great in your own skin and confident in the finished product.
You can see more of what she does at her website:
July 7th @ Club Saw Gallery
July 14th @ Cisco Bluesfest, The Barney Danson Theatre, 4pm