Addition has been snowed in for two days in the fairhaven auditorium finishing the last part of their album. Word is that they almost ate Joey to stay alive...we hope they're all still alive! Last we head they had just finished tracking the final 25 minute piece, and if you know Addition like we do, that's pretty epic. While Trevor finishes all the post-production work, keep listening to new tracks on our myspace page and the stuff on the Addition page. Get ready for an awesome set of release parties this winter!
The Avocado Sampler is almost completed, we're still waiting for one more artist to send us their song, and another two who may or may not come through. There will be 6-8 tracks of all different artists available for free! Joey and I have been doing major brain storming on the pressing of this compilation and we both now know how fizzuking cool it's going to turn out.
Addition's full length "BIRD/The Hallelujah Bird Chorus" tracking is finally going to have it's final mega session December 13th-14th in the Fairhaven Auditorium. This will be a full live tracking of the second movement of the piece. Anyone who would like to participate is welcome, this is truly a all hands on deck moment. We will need lots of singers and anyone who plays a classical orchestral instrument (not just in middle school!).
Another event going on will be the full fabrication and re-vamping of our newly dried out Avocado Studios. More details/dates to come, but there will be painting and lots of good times!
Everyone have some tender turkey/tofurkey/avocados for me, I'm off to Mexico!
We have studio time tonight from 8pm-5am, but no one is really booked. I'm going to be busy until 10pm but if someone wants to come in after that, or at 8pm with Ray, we can get something going. Thoughts anyone?
This Saturday at the DOS in Anacortes at 1:00 PM Karl Blau will be doing a Analog Recording Seminar. So, pretty much bring any tape/analog recording device you want to be able to work with better and learn cool stuff about it from Karl. At least, that's what I imagine might happening after shortly discussing it with him last night. Regardless of what happens, I know it's going to be awesome!
If anyone is wanting to attend, lets carpool, because the that would be COOL. Reel to reel madness is going to ensue. That is, if I make it after the house show Friday night...we will see.
I'm glad recording has been going exceptionally well, I think we are all capturing some wonderful sounds. Jesse, you are a fuzzy and intricate engineer, thanks for stopping by. Oh, and Geoff...I guess you're ok too (let's try drum re-amping soon).
Here is new studio time! Let me know which sessions work best for who, I think I'd like Tim to take the Sunday session.
Addition will be playing a Halloween house show, yes, this Friday. It's going to be absolutely animal house-core, John Belushi(from the GRRRaAaaAAAVE) is showing up, and Buddy Holly(also from the dead).
Thanks to everyone who came to the session last night, especially Ray, Laine, Joey, Griffin, and Dan for all getting the sampler going right. I'll try and work on the mixing/editing a bit more tonight if I get time after Chris' session. Also, I'd like to give a huge thanks to Cory Schmitz, who has started working on some awesome graphic design for the family. Thanks buddy!
So as of last night, I think we have the final line-up for the Avocado Sampler:
Nic Brodine (Addition) Dan Onufer (The Jeweled Headband) Trevor Spencer (About Sprout) Tim Damon (The Hunting Club) Steven Shultz (Wetlands) Chris Barrett (Chris Barrett!)
I'm so,so,so excited to see how this turns out. I'm sure there will be other musicians on this as well, including the likes of Joey Bennett and Laine Keniston (Addition), Max Lundin, maybe some Alex Neidzialkowski (Cumulus)? Who knows. Stay tuned for progress, and for information on how to obtain a copy. Right now, we're shooting for a completely free release.
p.s. musicians, check the last post for revised studio time
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