I was doing some rough mixes of the new album last week. Just to take stock of what I still need to do, you understand.
I have all the acoustic guitar and harmonica parts down good. Thor’s bass is done too. I had done all the lead vocals, but on listening back I needed to redo a couple of songs for one reason or another…. They have to be right, since they’re the most important element of a song!
One such song was Reflected on the Water, where I thought about some lyrical adjustments that needed to be addressed. The other song, My Father Lies, I felt needed to improve in the melody and feel of the vocal – I’ve come up with a better version now. I got those down this week. Those 2 songs are for the EP, rather than the album, but I’m working on them all at the same time.
I have a track list for the album here –
- Strange Sounds from the Wreckage
- The Hopping List
- Beneath the Copper Beech
- Clear Crystal View
- It’s Your Fault
- A Form of Air
- Tumble Down the Wind
- A Message to Grow
- Daylight Tonight
The EP is looking like this –
- Reflected on the Water
- Suspended in Yesterday
- My Father Lies
- No-One Will See Me
That’s what I have planned. The track lists might change over time, but I feel those are right at the moment.
So there we have it – the bones of the record are in place, and we just need the percussion and some extra production arrangements; more on some tracks than others. Still quite a long way to go yet, but moving along consistently, week by week.