Going in for Harp overdubs, for a single song, is easy on the gear carrying.
I don't even need a booth.
Ah the joys of harp.
So yes, there I was. Back in the studio. Recording some minor tweaks and testing ideas.
What the heck are we doing anyway?
Also, does it actually matter?
We've only just started doing the promo for Defiance.
At the studio we appear to be finishing one project and/or starting another one.
Or are we? Are they all part of the same thing? What is an album anyway?
Each of the historical formats has influenced content - the length of songs, the size/audio duration/volume of Vinyl, the infinite capacity of digital, the overwhelm of all the media all the time.
On Demand Digital Streaming is not 8 Track, CD or Vinyl.
Access mechanisms and user behaviour. Oh My.
HBO and long format high quality TV/Cable/Streaming has kicked the movies butt. It has shifted the narrative form into longer, more complex stuff.
I'm not sure music can quite go the same way. Maybe it does.
What is an album anyway? Is it defined by its technical limits, if so, are we in the age of the infinite album?
The Infinite Album Theory?
Theoretically an album is any collection of stuff, idependent of format.
There is a limit to the speed at which you can accomplish something worthwhile. Time is a factor in creativity, just ask a cathedral.
Therefore, if we set about making something, it will be whatever it is when we finish it and release it. I don't know what that is yet. I'm also pretty sure it doesn't matter.
Mr Wizard believes in releasing each thing as soon as it's done and despite every 'you ought to do this' thing I've been told for 'bands' I think Mr Wizard may very well be right.