So here's the plan for 2012. (Place "I'm going to attempt to" before ever phrase and "this is subject to change" after).
Record a 4 track EP and 1 extra bonus track to give away
Base it around electric guitar and vocals with one or two eclectic instrument choices per track
Con as many friends and family as I can into playing, photographing, doing artwork etc
Release in early Mar (this is already feeling too optimistic)
Release it (download only) via CD Baby to iTunes, Amazon and probably Rob's Record Mart too
Con as many friends and family as I can into buying it
Learn a massive amount about putting together a project
Repeat until financial solvency or clinical depression occurs
Right at the tail end of last year I did some pre production at Old Library Studios, Mansfield with producer Mark Allsop, and a couple of weeks ago I laid down guitar tracks for 31/2 songs.
Here's the songs I originally shortlisted
Let's Build An Airport
The Weight Of Glory
Better For Me If I'd Never Been Born (demo of this will be up soon)
[Everything Is] Broken
Brother Bull (I never did a proper demo of this, but will post the live preproduction version)
The Morning After The Day You Saved The World
and two versions of I Got Lost
Having now dropped Weight of Glory and Morning After, five songs remain. The four that fit together best/turn out well will go on the EP.
I'm really benefitting from having another pair of ears go through the songs with me, and making some edits, subtle and otherwise! My pace of writing has been so quick last year, that some of these tunes were finished, recorded and then never played again!
Any questions let me know.
Here's a sneak peak behind the scenes...
Other free songs by Matt Blick
[If you're subscribed to this blog via email, you will have to click on the post's title to watch any video content (the link will take you my site).