Recording Heat Stroke, Pt. 7

Man, this week was awesome for making music. Or more precisely, last weekend. But Monday night was when I really realized what I had done, so it’s this week. Whatever. So I am done with 4 tracks for Heat Stroke. There’s the intro, which I don’t have a title for yet, “Hotter Than a Mothereffer,” “Burn It Down,” and the […]

Recording Heat Stroke, Pt. 6

This past week has been pretty productive, and I’m honestly not sure if the rise in temperature is responsible for that or not. On Friday, I spent a decent amount of time jamming out to some new and old songs. I do that by playing guitar and singing live, and the bass and drum parts are being played through a […]

Recording Heat Stroke, Pt. 5

Well, this installment of Recording Heat Stroke is going to have to be a little different because I literally haven’t recorded anything since last time that will be a final take…probably. But then again, maybe the fact that I have recorded a lot that will likely not make it to the final cut makes for an interesting topic…

Recording Heat Stroke, Pt. 4

Apologies for this going up so late. I had something written up for this, but I had some semi-major site issues. Maybe you noticed. The site was down for 2 or 3 days. Anyway, this time, I’m going to sort of ramble on about the hardest part about recording music is for me.

Recording Heat Stroke, Pt. 3

“Hotter Than a Mothereffer” was the first song I started working on for Heat Stroke. On one hand, it was a great beginning because it came together perfectly, in my opinion. I’ll get more into it later on in this post, but it started as a vague idea and ended in what is surely one of my best sounding songs […]

Recording Heat Stroke Pt. 2

Last time, I talked a lite bit about what inspired me to begin recording Heat Stroke. Today I’m going to get into the actual music-making side of it. Before I tackle how I’m recording these new songs, I’m going to explain how most of my older songs were recorded, as embarrassing as it is to admit.

Recording Heat Stroke Pt. 1

A few days ago on Twitter, I tweeted something about blogging about the recording of this EP (or whatever this particular of songs could be considered). For those not in the know, I generally record in spurts, but sometimes one of my spurts is 3 or 4 months because I’m recording up to 20 songs. I’ll save the upsides and […]