Today, with Forrest home for a week of much-needed vacation, the most they’ll allow him at one time, we’re laying the tracks for our first official album release. …At least, I think it will be our first album to be released, unless some sort of craziness happens and we get to do another release prior to this one’s set-in-stone release date. Because we’re using multiple voicing on some pieces, the tracks must be overdubbed. We usually record live, rather than overdubbing, but, because I’m playing both flute and harpsichord and Forrest is playing recorders and clarinets, along with guitar, well, without clones of ourselves or other musicians willing and capable of stepping in, overdubbing is what has to happen.
It’s an interesting process, much harder than playing live, because you have to implicitly match timing with the previously recorded track(s), not always an easy thing. In fact, not easy, at all for me who is used to syncing with other musicians in the moment.
I’ll keep you all posted on progress as we begin the long process of laying piece after piece, up to twenty in all, for what sounds, so far, to my ear, anyway, like an amazingly glorious album of Forrest’s arrangements of some traditional, but universally beloved music.