Defiance is waiting for 1 last acceptable idea to finish the album.
It is very tempting to do 'anything' and say 'woops, there it is'.
I tried a few more things this last weekend but nope.
AJ tried an edit, to reduce the gap. Nope.
There is no escaping the responsibility for doing something right.
Just wtf 'right' is, has been an ongoing discussion.
It is obvious, on reflection, that this is a moment borrowed straight from Pink Floyd. Yep that's right, it's derivative as hell. oops. Fortunately, if you're going to borrow an idea, it's a great place to steal from. Err...I mean...be inspired by.
A bit of Dark Side Of The Moon weird dialogue appeals. I did a bit of research into the audio files for Dark Side and found that the spoken phrases were as a result of asking people about their last experience with violence, were they in the right (I certainly was in the right!).
Repeating their idea is not so great, but trying the same process appeals, so I am trying that. If it works, yay we finish.
If not? Back to the drawing board.
Meanwhile, I have now got 7 tracks recorded for the 5D project. I have to synchronise sound and vision, pick the takes, edit, mix, etc. This is gonna take a while. Or it might not.
But I think we're probably going to add some more stuff. With any luck these new songs will start to come into the set, as we return to recording new songs before we've played them publicly - heh :-) Just like the old days. OMG I can say that now.
I am really digging the stuff we've been working on, the sound Lynchy pulled from his fancy shmancy latvian mic's is outrageous. My video stuff turned out well, but I am way critical of it all so imma defer judgment for a while.
But the nut was, we had an amazing experience, and for me, potentially transformative :-) Getting a chance to put things in perspective helps. It's a big universe out there.
I hope to share as much of this as I can, as soon as I can, which requires work in order to finish it. Hmm.
More work now, more blog soon.