SLX- ShameLessXane

I just got some awesome new mixes of some sessions I did a few months back with "ShameLessXane" (my Rough Copies bretheren). We wrote five tunes last year around this time and they are finally coming to fruition. Sorry, no audio ready for the public just yet... The music is straight-up alternative rock with sincere, thought provoking lyrics courtesy of Matt Sprague and features Brad Warren, a crazy "AmeriCanadian" on lead guitars. One exeption to the sincere lyrics might be a song entitled "Fire Thighs" which is actually about a liar between her... Brad's idea... nuff said! The writing process was very collaborative with Matt coming up with most of the basic song structures and Brad and I adding our creative input regarding arrangement and production ideas. Matt also contributes bass and rhythm guitar to the project. I became a believer in Roland V-drums during the writing and pre-production... quiet enough for Matt's suburban Mississauga basement, yet SO EASY TO RECORD!

All I can say is that the drums sound awesome thanks to Christian Anderson's tracking and Matt's mixing experience. This was the first real session I've played on my 1972 Ludwig Vistalites. You can see a "Kick Port" inserted in the front bass drum head for an extra bottom-end boost (I felt this a necessary step for a drum 22" x 14" which is a shallow depth by today's standards). The experiment with the Kick Port turned out great and the tom sounds are monsterous. I used a 14x6.5 Yamaha Copper snare tuned medium tight for the slower tracks and a 14x6.5 Ludwig Supraphonic cranked up for the faster punky tunes. The cymbals are a mix of Paistes...