Sunday, May 3, 2009
Here's some pics Paul took from the Uncanny Valley sessions, recorded at the lavish enomansion studios in Mordecai, under the watchful guidance of P&C's cat Eno.
While these sessions were completed over a whirlwind 11 days, the familiar atmosphere put us at ease somewhat and we were able to stretch out and experiment beyond our normal instrumental roles.
I've got a sort of Flowers for Algernon thing going on here
Craig stepped into the role of Enforcer. Here he is intimidating me to hit my drum machine cues
All in all, these sessions went really well and I think we were all a little stunned by what we were able to accomplish with the resources at hand. The final product was mixed with Mitch Easter at the Fidelitorium in Kernersville NC (our home away from home) and mastered at Studio B in Charlotte. It really is a different sort of record than what we've done in the past, new territories were explored. As Scott mentioned below, we are beginning the process of carving a live set out of the huge amount of material now available to us. We'll be doing shows both locally and up the east coast in June and July. Also, sometime in the next few weeks, we will have a streaming preview of a track off the new record called "Your Downtime is Up".
By the way, you would not believe how much confusion can arise from this seemingly innocuous situation.