Recording the drums with Belle Star (Lilygun's drummer) was great. When you work with an awesome drummer like him, you can just sit there listening to drum tracks playing over and over and truly admire the art of great drumming :-) I can almost hear melodies when I listen to Belle's drumming!
Due to my weird number thing, I decided that this album will feature 8 songs, as our debut album did. We refer to these songs as "The Big 8".
Next up, it was time for bass...
I seem to be more open to ideas on this album than I was on the first one. Maybe that's because the songs on our debut album had already been performed countless times before we recorded them. The songs on this new album have never been played live before so we're shaping them as we go.
One of my first classical piano compositions met with the approval of Richard Blackford (the british TV, film, opera and Emmy Award nominated composer) and was chosen for a music competition to represent my school. I have never played in public again. As you already know, I am a composer. Many of my classical pieces feature the piano so it's an instrument that's natural for me to play.
Last week I moved on to guitars but I'll post another blog with photos on that soon.