"A fortnight!" we said.
"No problems!" we said.
"Rhythm section in a week or less!" said we.
Smokey Bastard have been in the "studio" now for about two and a half weeks, and have completed:
Leaving us still yet to do:
aaaaaall the vocals
and then be pissed for a day or so with the tape rolling for some atmosphere
(and I'm sure there's more)
On the don't-care-much-that-it's-taking-a-while-really hand though, it's shaping up to sound pretty much like we've all been hoping; some of my personal favourite bits so far include:
mad orchestral percussion stuff
hugely over-epic guitar sounds (12 channels per guitar line in some places)
the emergence of balls-to-the-wall shitfisted riotous high speed...folk...
Today, when starting to EQ some of our tracks, Aled (our engineer/mixer) asked me this question:
"Do you want it to kick you in the face, or punch you in the guts?"
Please note that there is no third option - whatever happens this record is going to injure you. Roll on week four!
P.s. we've got loads of footage to wack up here in the next few weeks, and we'll try to make that happen, so don't forget to watch this space...Both of you...