It’s been a while since I started the album and sadly it will still be a while yet before I’m done. So I put together a small sample of what I’ve been working on so you can get a taste of Burn It.
I released Run Away ahead of the album so I could get some experience beforehand. There’s a lot of steps I wanted to figure out, from making a final mix to promoting the release. I’ve already learned a lot I wouldn’t have otherwise.
It’s also a good way to test out new ideas. Here’s one such experiment: Run Away is now available for free in full quality. Go ahead and download yourself a copy. The song is still available on iTunes to purchase for anyone that wants to support the band.
My second idea is one I care a bit more about. Fear Salesman is a socially conscious band and I’d like to make that aspect of the music a little more explicit. So from now on 20% of all sales for Run Away will be given to Child Find. Helping missing children has long been a cause I’ve believed in and is a perfect fit to be the first charity I can assist with my music. Now iTunes purchases support both the band and a worthy charity.
So checkout the free download, read about Child Fild and, as always, let me know what you think.
I’ve never been happy with any snare drum in my songs. I’ve gotten to the point that I loathe the snare.
This week, while I’m on vacation, I’ve been reading books on recording and mixing. Jeff Strong has given me new insight into my problem with the snare: “For many recording engineers/producers, the snare is almost a signature.”
I think what I need is actually more appreciation for the snare. With some effort perhaps I can find the sound that feels right.
I’ve finally done it: bought the domain for my band. Some band – it’s just me.
The two things that stopped me from doing it earlier was indecision regarding the name and a desire to have more music done first. Then I realised I can always change the band’s name (and thus the site’s URL) up until the first album is released.
As for having more music finished first I realised that I have a lot of ranty things to say about music and the industry and I might as well get started now. So check back every so often and you’re likely to find my thoughts, updates on the progress of my album and maybe even a few clips of what I’m working on.