Workshop demos

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Workshop demos

Dominik Boiy sends over the demos we recorded in our first workshops, but there are some technical issues with the digital files. Fortunately, the largest chunk of work sounds fine. We have generally good recordings of our day with the full rhythm section. Something’s gone wrong with the first day though. We lost a couple… Read more »

Rain

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Workshop III

Last day of workshops. We focus exclusively on the intro track ‘Rain’. We traded the Theatre Studio in deSingel for the cosy home studio of Jutta Troch, B.O.X harpist. The idea for ‘Rain’ is to create an antechamber before the actual show. It’s song zero. The rain effect is created with plucking instruments, guitar, teorbo… Read more »

Theatre Studio

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Workshop II @ deSingel

Second of our three day workshop. Still at the Theatre Studio in deSingel, percussionist Mattijs Vanderleen is joined today by Nicolas Rombouts on double bass. With this solid rhythm section, we go through a couple of songs: ‘The Carp of My Dreams’, ‘White Peaks’, ‘The Serpent’s Lust’, ‘The Chrysanthemum Vow’ and most notably ‘The Blue… Read more »

Theatre Studio

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Workshop I @ deSingel

First of a three day music workshop. We set up camp at the Theatre Studio in deSingel, the place where we have our première on May 18th. We take these three days as a musical laboratory. We’re operating in a small number to keep things lean. The Glows are present, so is Pieter Theuns of… Read more »

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Recording Day Four

Final day of the recording session. As we made substantial progress over the last couple of sessions and there’s still enough time left, we can revisit a couple of tunes we’re not entirely satisfied with. We head back to ‘The Demon Lover’ and have another go at a slower tempo, locking into a sexier groove… Read more »