Recording, Day Four

Posted by: Sarah Saturday
Location: Big Light Studio

It was my last day in the studio for the third G,NA album — in 2014, that is. What a session it was! It was a cold, rainy night. I got there late because of football and rain traffic, and felt unprepared for the session. It was a great chance to let go of control over the outcome of the night, and just let whatever was going to happen, happen. It never fails that when I just trust, let go, and open my mind and heart, the most unexpected (and awesome) things happen! I don’t know if Logan (engineer / owner of Big Light Studio) was picking up on my “off” energy, or if he just happened to be in a brainstorming mood that night, but pretty much from the first thing we tracked, he was on an IDEA ROLL. Just one awesome idea after another. We ended up doing some of the craziest, most fun, most random experiments with sound that night — and it’s all going to be in one song! I don’t want to give away too much, but while I was sitting there I jotted down what we were doing, and it turned into a sort of poem, which is also weird and totally fits the theme of Day #4 in the studio:

Acoustic through the Leslie
Nord through the amp
Drop the chain
Chain through the bull horn
Amplify the claps
The bell is not what it seems

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