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Rehearsal

LivePosted by Bleecker Mon, July 12, 2010 00:44:43
During a whopping five hours today, we played ourselves through the songs that we intend to play on the upcoming gigs. Although that we have not played together in that way for a long time, we all agreed that we are pretty awesome. Before, we had our worries about the outcome, but of that there is nothing left. A couple more days like this, and we are all set.

There will be some surprises in the set-lists; songs that we haven’t played for a very long time. Sometimes songs just seem to disappear for a while – you get tired of them, almost forgetting them, and then – all of a sudden – they come to life again and you can’t really remember why you haven’t played them for such a long time.

By the way... we now got top notch-sounding drums! And a happy drummer…

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No more flash for us

MiscPosted by Bleecker Thu, June 24, 2010 20:49:43

Yesterday the final step was taken towards a new graphic profile. Our official site with internal information about this and that is gone, now replaced with a static page with links to all social networks that we’re part of. Additional links to the e-shops that sell our music are also available. To keep the most important websites updated is hard enough, and to ease the workload a little bit the decision wasn’t that difficult.


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How to do it

RecordingPosted by Bleecker Wed, June 09, 2010 23:33:06

It’s a tricky thing to produce music, especially when you don’t have the same possibilities as a “real” studio where rooms are separated so the artists can be isolated sound-wise. We have to be creative to be able to reach the level of quality that is needed.

Our biggest problem by far is the drums. So far we’ve been playing along with Ando when he’s doing serious takes. Because of that we tend to accept takes that maybe should be re-recorded – you can’t listen carefully enough to his performance when you at the same time is playing the song. So we will from now on try a different approach.

First step is to do a quick recording of the song. Then you put down the drums with MIDI, to create a good clicktrack with the right feeling. Third step is to re-record quick versions of the rest of the instruments along with the vocals. And then, finally, you start to record the real drums on top the MIDI-version. By doing this the rest of us can concentrate on what’s important… the drums.

Is this the solution?

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Redesign

MiscPosted by Bleecker Fri, June 04, 2010 22:21:58

Finally we’ve redesigned our corner of the mighty MySpace. Finally I say, because we’ve pretty much been holding on to the same look from day one. They say it’s a good thing to be consequent, but we are talking about more than three years so it was definitely time to have it done.

Within the new design you can find links to several digital music shops that sell our music. This particular thing is very new to us – we’re not sure what it will mean. Will we finally make a couple of bucks or is it just another waste of time? As we are a positive bunch of people, we stick to the first alternative. At least for now.

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First post...

MiscPosted by Bleecker Tue, June 01, 2010 10:50:01

Another blog?

Everybody has a blog these days, which of course is a perfectly good reason not to have one. But on the other hand, a blog might be one of many ways to communicate with friends and foes. It is certainly worth trying...

So...

Behold! The Blog of Bleecker...

... hopefully something that’s gonna last.

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