From what I can see Red Bazar will be on first, followed by The Tirith about 9:30.
Here’s where things are at the moment. We’ve recorded all the drum tracks for our second album, and also all the bass tracks. That all went really well. Recording the drums in good acoustic spaces meant they came out much better than the home recorded drums on our first album (which did end up sounding good, but that required a lot of work). Jake has recorded the majority of the guitar tracks as well. We’ve got going with the editing and mixing, but there’s a lot to do (and I’m rather fussy about taking the time to get it sounding right). Also, the keyboard parts still have to be done (and as I don’t just slap down a bit of basic organ that’s also time-consuming). And of course the glorious vocals still need to change their status from currently non-existent to existent.
Also, at the moment all that has stalled because real-life is getting in the way for me, but come mid-April things will get going again. In the meantime Mick is getting on with doing the next Red Bazar album, Ed is busy playing with his metal bands, and Jake is busy finishing the guitar parts and telling me to hurry up and get on with the album. Ellie also has real life getting in the way, so she’s not harrassing me to get on with it.
We do have one song almost finished, apart from the vocals, and it sounds awesome!
There’s also some exciting news on the horizon for live prog in Nottingham, but I have to keep the details of that under my hat for a little longer.
ELO at their proggiest.
Seems to have been shot at a student union performance, and while it’s low budget it’s surprisingly well done and the sound isn’t the usual unlistenable pile of hiss you’d expect.
Have to say that Mike de Albuquerque wasn’t the most scintillating stage performer in those days.
Like the combination of gloom and desert heat here: