A last minute opportunity was seized over the weekend which saw Aeolian Flute recorded at the studio. 36 Tracks of flute, that’s enough for an orchestra! We finished just in time for my gig at Sexton Ming’s 50th birthday party, which was a massive highlight of a show. Sexton (who saw me play at the Union Chapel a couple of months back and invited me to play at his birthday) gave an outstanding performance complete with wedding dress and Medusa hat. One huge difference between recording at home and recording in a studio with a producer is, aside from not having to walk across the room every time I want to start or stop recording, the pure clarity of sound. The flute keys clack and the breath breathes.
In preparation for London the Forest and Black Car, Rick lucidly pointed out that we needed some proper amp power and buzz for some of the bass flute and voice parts. Now all set with a marshall amp crackling and humming in the corner of the room, armed with microphone, I had my first taste of what it’s like to be an electric guitarist. LOUD and GOOD. My hearing returns slowly in my right ear after this perforated eardrum business, and today we embark on a 12 hour recording session.