I am very excited to post that my buddy Anders Qvicker in Sweden has picked up his guitar again and is starting to record new material. I thoroughly enjoyed playing to his originals in the past and he has proffered up a new song for me to work up some acoustic drum tracks. I am really looking forward to it and providing even better quality acoustic drum tracks for his works than I was able to in the past.
You can listen to a lot of his self produced works here on SoundCloud, great stuff. Occasionally I lend a hand adding acoustic drum tracks for his songs which started out years ago as an experiment of collaboration and education for my recording collaboration knowledge. Though those time were fraught with quality and performance issues on my part, what-a-you-do?
The new song is called Dark Waters and I have already started laying out patterns in my mind and today on the kit. This song fits the bill for my style and I look forward to the results. I will post mixes later when completed and approved by Anders. Glad to be working with him again.
Listen To Some Of My Prior Drum Works With © Anders Qvicker in 2005
Recorded in my old studio with Shure mics, Shure Cables and a Roland VSD-2000CD.
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I am also still awaiting to hear one mix on a KOMPOZ collaboration with a newer friend Davide in Italy. I am also wrapping up and fine tuning our RUSH covers of Subdivisions and Animate for our 40th annual tribute with Brett and Joe. So far off to a rockier and slower start this year than anticipated with recording and the learning curve, but now getting settled in and pressing on with new works and it feels great.
I also was unable to budget in a decent central a/c unit this year to help with my garage studio in the peak of summer. ( Hopefully soon Sean 🙂 ) The room temp in the late afternoon gets to be about 90 degrees which can be kept at bay with the mini room conditioner my sister let me borrow. It keeps things reasonable for me to practice and rehearse songs but never lower than 82 due to the amount of heat in the walls and the size of the unit. When you shut the unit off to record to reduce noise in the recordings the temp goes up fast and I sweat like a banshee. Not in itself bad as it helps keep me limber and purge toxins from my body, but it can make it a hassle when recording longer songs because I become drenched in sweat. I did purchase some stylish “dew rags” to help absorb the sweat and dissipate the heat from my noggin. I will be giving them a thorough workout this weekend with the new projects. Luckily you guys will not get to see me in my new digs as I am pretty modest and don’t like to record myself playing on video like a lot of drummers I follow online.
My wife says it is a hoot though…. 🙂 Love you Bre~
As always, keep on drumming.
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