The songs sound fine except that my lead in Something in the Water really does sound like I learnt to play the guitar yesterday. I’m wondering whether it was because I couldn’t hear the notes on my guitar succinctly or maybe Malte couldn’t hear me because I feel like we’re out of sync. Or maybe we were worn out - we’d been recording for a solid two to three hours by that time.
I’m not sure we can record it again because Malte and I are improvising that part. I can’t go and record another lead over his drum track because I don’t know what he’s going to play next. We may have to record that song again if we want it on the EP or we could trash it. I have to ask Koya what he thinks and get feedback off Malte and Kevin. I’d like to save the song but I don’t want to put a dud track on the EP.
Now that we have the raw mix we can start creating extra guitar and synth tracks to add to the original recording. I started work on the guitar tracks on Sunday. I played along with the raw mix and tried out different riffs and rhythms. Some ideas worked immediately - others took more time.
After I got my ideas down I started thinking about whether to use an acoustic or an electric guitar and I played around with my effects pedal to find the right tone. I just bought a new pedal - a Little Big Muff - so I had a lot of fun playing with it. It sounds like granola with Greek yoghurt - crunchy and creamy.
I’ll spend the next week practising the new riffs and when we’re ready Malte and I will go into the studio with Koya and lay down more tracks. We can’t tell if those extra tracks sound right with the song until we listen to them. If they don’t work we’ll have to come up with new ideas but I’m hoping they do because I’ve grown partial to those riffs already. - Sue