The new album - musings and observations from Paula....

Ok, so we've started on the second track for the album - it's going to be in the same kind of genre as the first track, In Our Space, but it'll be a bit more complex musically.  Colin has freed himself from the shackles of composing music to suit others and really let himself be led by his immense creative genius!

He played me his idea on his beautiful Steinway Grand (which is 112 years old and still sounds stunningly gorgeous - maybe we'll do another blog entirely dedicated to the piano lol...) and he was a bit sceptical that I would like it.  Huh!  As if !...    Surely he knows by now that everything that flows from his magical fingers is nectar to my ears..... 

Anyhoo....  I would say it has classical influences, with definite nods to the Yellowjackets - so very tasty indeed!   The vocals on this one will be very tight and close, using amazing jazz voicings and I can't wait for the challenge!  Bring it on!!  Nothing makes me happier, truly....

I've recorded him playing the piece on the piano as a starting point and I'm going to document each stage of the song as it always evolves and changes as you go along - it should be very interesting to compare the original rough piano version to the finished product.   We'll post that a bit later once it's done...

We've just changed over to a new desktop computer (one from this century...) and I'm currently in the process of getting my sticky paws on Pro Tools.  We have always used Cubase but I want a change and would like to try Pro Tools to see what the difference is....  There's nothing I enjoy more than spending hours and hours with DAWs - yeah, I'm weird I know, but I just don't care.... 

So, the next step?  Get Colin to lay down a rough version of the track onto Cubase (or Pro Tools...) and fill me in on which bits he wants vocals on.   

Will keep you posted......

Until next time - Adios Amigos and stay peaceful x x

Paula
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VoicePiano blend jazz fusion with multi layered ethereal vocals, for fans of Enya-esqe multi-tracked vocals and gorgeous piano music.

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