After hopping on a bus I meandered my way over to the studio to sit in on some of Matt Good‘s recoding sessions. Right now my computer screen seems way too bright in this candle-lit space and I’m seriously outnumbered, being without a Mac.
Dan Lilly has been snapping some really great photos about his experience and time here, which far surpasses the early evening I’ll spend on this lovely leather couch surrounded by sound maker machines and speaker thingamabobs. Audio looping, random frustrations, searching for perfection.
Inside jokes break the tension, while I still feel like the light from my computer is absolutely blinding and intruding on a soft, mellow atmosphere. I’ve just worked a complete work day but theirs is far from over. I believe this is the third week that they’ve been in the studio, and I have no idea how that fares in comparison to any other time, being that I’m completely ignorant of ‘how a record is made’, but I think I’m getting a glimpse into the process as we speak. Listening to the same piece of audio incessantly loop stop, play again, discuss, and repeat. Ironically enough the one word that is looping the most is “details”… “details”… “details”…
Around the room conversations turn to something any Vancouverite could talk on and on about for hours (and that I know very well), the local hockey team. Rod’s sporting his Canucks jersey with the Orca logo but the consensus around here is that the stick in rink is ultimately the best design and should be implemented immediately. There’s a Canucks game tonight vs Chicago, who are just coming off a win against Calgary but we’re also just coming off a victory over Edmonton, which by default makes us more happy, confident and… elated.
There’s a call for dinner orders, but I think I may not be staying the entire evening, if anything the ample helping of Greek food I had at lunch time will be able to carry me into the late hours.
I’m certain the moods and atmospheres in here change numerous times daily, right now it’s calm, there’s sounds of fingers on laptop keyboards and intermittently the audio will pipe up with another piece of a chorus. I’m looking through Dan’s Flickr to find a good pic to add to the post. It’s kinda creepy browsing photos of people in a situation that’s unfolding right before your eyes. Truth is, our camera isn’t the best and I wouldn’t want to impose and well mostly, Dan’s pics kick ass.