Digging in to album number 2

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I started recording album number 2 ‘Ironbark’ at the end of February.

I’m making progress but there’s a long way to go.

The tracklist will be as follows:

1. The Beast of the Air
2. The Miser’s Will
The Cartographer’s Tale
3. What The Orderly Saw
4. Watermen’s Square
5. Pieces
6. The Reading of the Will
7. Steamlife
8. Ironbark

At present I’m about 70% through recording the backing. I’ve also done a little bit of lead guitar.

I’ve recorded only guide vocals – I won’t get on to final vocal tracks for a couple of weeks yet.

(Hopefully. I literally lost my voice this week and am only just recovering.)

After that comes the mixing process. I’m quitely confident that this album will sound better than the last. I’ve learned a lot about mixing since then, and will Spinning the Compass didn’t sound bad there are a lot of improvements that could be made to it (And some day will be!)

Anyway, the mp3 attached to this post is an extract from the twiddly complicated bit in the middle of the title track. It’s a rough version of course, and as the middle section of an 18 minute song, it won’t make any sense at all in isolation 🙂 Hope you enjoy.

(In other news, if my voice holds up I’ll be performing a ustream set tomorrow. Tune in at 7.pm for the first act at http://cafenoodle.ning.com )