Hey hey, it’s Vivian Darkbloom reporting from an undisclosed location in Southeastern Massachusetts, where we’ve been hard at work recording material for our first full-length album. Scott Riebling’s new studio is pretty freaking sweet — it’s so new it doesn’t even have a name yet — and, incredibly, everything has worked right so far, with the exception of one speaker cable in the bass room which decided to sacrifice itself so everything else could stay perfect.
Come along with me, won’t you?
Most of the recording happens in the drum room:
Another angle on the drum room
The cheese stands alone.
Next is my favorite room in the studio, the bass/bathroom. Notice the Ampeg 8×10, which I risked my life helping Scott carry down from the garage.
We can also use these mics to record people when they pee.
Here’s Cristiano in the control room. Notice the stack of amplifier heads, working in concert to demolish you with bass tone.
Recording is pretty grueling, and it’s hard to break momentum to go in search of nourishment. Luckily, we found a good sub shop down the road, and it’s named for my favorite state!
Clearly an auspicious beginning to the process.
We’ll spend a couple more days recording basic tracks, then get to work on overdubs, mixing, etc. etc., and then in a few months we’ll work on the next batch of songs. You should never, ever trust a rock band when it tells you when it expects its album to be finished, but let’s say it will be “spring”…ish.