Work continues on Slaying The Dragon. In the last month I’ve:
- re-recorded all of the acoustic guitar, and added some strummed chords in selected sections;
- re-recorded the Chapman Stick bass line
- re-recorded the drums
- laid down a new E-Piano track
Still to do:
- I have to decide whether the “guide” vocals are O.K. as they stand, or whether I should re-record. I’m leaning towards re-doing them.
- Re-record parts of the Hammond organ track (some parts of the guide track are perfect as-is).
- Figure out what the solo/bridge is doing
Over the last week I’ve mostly been tweaking the Chapman Stick track, and reworking some of the drum fills to get a nice, tight rhythm section.
Not perfect yet
As a break, I went back to Future Imperfect and decided that most of the L6-S lead guitar needs to be benched in favor of the BlueShifter, so that basically all of the guitar is performed on the same instrument. I’ve retained the L6-S on the outro, which is fine because it segues into the Finale which is all L6-S anyway.
I know: No-one but me cares about these things. It’s all just guitar, right? Wrong. These different instruments have character – even if it is only in my own head – which instruct the performances that end up in the track.
It is easy for me to be infatuated with the sound of the L6-S, but on reflection I could tell that there were two “characters” of guitar in the song when really there should only have been one.
And since the BlueShifter only shows up on one track on this album, it should have that track mostly to itself, I think.