HERE, on this blog, in the category “making of”, you’ll find reports from the making of songs – voXager style! From the earliest stages right through their adolescense and supposed maturity, it’s all here. You’re supplied with all the gory stuff you’ve always dreamt of, but were to shy to ask: Early draft versions with soulless VST guitar shreddings by keyboardists; shaky keyboard hooks by guitarists, gruesome vocal renditions by both keyboardists and guitarists, incomplete arrangements – you name it, we have it!
BUT on a more serious note, this is not meant as soul striptease of producing musicians. Well, a wee tiny bit, perhaps. But mostly, however, we’d like to document – for ourselves as much as for you – how we’re composing, arranging and recording an entire album of rock music. From our homes, for the most part, and not from a studio. We’ve never done anything like it before, so we’re likely going to run up into a host of problems, some only minor ones, while others will certainly annoy the poop out of us. The bottom line is this: We’re going to find out. We’re not going to stop, and whatever problem will occur, we’re going to find a solution. (If you’re not interested in solutions, however, fine! We’ll join you gloating over our puny selves in a minute )
Note that you’ll find only draft versions in this category. Complete songs are in the downloads section.
GET your popcorn. Fetch a beer. Grab your mama. The show begins.
January 11th, 2007