Rehearsal with the Glows and B.O.X for the upcoming recording sessions of A Folksongbook. Due to conflicting schedules we only have one rehearsal, which is a little too little for a recording like this. The rehearsal runs a bit chaotic and unfocussed. Everybody feels confident in their parts, which could be a fallacy. Despite individual… Read more »
On the hunt for musical inspiration, checking out Japanese drum patterns for ‘The Reed Choked House’, we came across this great piece of Samurai War Music.
Finished a first round of lyrics for ‘White Peaks’ and ‘The Chrysanthemum Vow’. White Peaks is almost done now, two verses need to be revised with better images and more drama. We added a narrative choir to ‘The Chrysanthemum Vow’, which adds up to a seaside ghost song with three perspectives: there’s a narrator, a protagonist and… Read more »
To speed up the writing process, we’ve decided to work individually on a couple of tracks. We’ll bring the separate parts back together later and see where we land. Nel is sketching out ‘The Chrysanthemum Vow’ in chords and melody, while she is also developing an alluring irregular lead melody for ‘The Serpent’s Lust’. Bram,… Read more »
Nel and Bram get together for the first joint writing session. We start with ‘White Peaks’, the opening of the show and a song that was sketched out over the last couple of months. Bouncing off intuitions and small ideas. Much to our surprise, the broad outline of the song comes together in a couple… Read more »