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Nekkid Vocals

Hey everyone out there on the front! Today Henny was at the voXager study to record some serious vocals for song #4, Split Seconds. This time, unlike when we recorded in september, there were no viruses involved (virus as in a nasty cold), and the recording equipment chose to play fair as well. Of course I know this means, according to Murphy’s Law, something even worse will be happening soon — like, for instance, a large meteroite striking my house and hereby destroying everything that is voXager — we’ll have to live with that certainty, haven’t we? Are we men or mice? Mice, of course, what a question 🙂

However, today, we’ve put the singing corner in the voXager study to it’s first real test and I must say it’s working even better than I had anticipated. The vocals recorded come in very clean and dry, and are generally a pleasure to the ear. Below you see how it looks if some serious action is taking place at the voXager study:


Unfortunately, this is the only kind of serious action taking place here at the moment (if you catch my drift), ahem… then again, steering the album towards completion is also very rewarding.

To give you an impression of just how good the vocals are that we recorded today, I’ll show you a small part from the song — Henny’s vocal submix only. Hope you enjoy it:

So, what’s left for this song?

– Clean male vocals
– Growls
– Acoustic guitar (the one you hear in the previous demo is fake from a guitar sampler)

Piece of cupcake, right? Yup, totally 😉

Have a nice week

June 29th, 2008

Sectors of Greed

Now we’re getting serious flak. Brennan is being chased down all the sectors in the Commonwealth of Planets, while he’s still unsure if this is a nightmarish dream or for real. This is the heaviest and proggiest song so far, and it’s the first one on this project that was written by Sven — not the last one, however!

This is still a very early draft version, but the guitars, the bass and the drums and some of the keys are already near-final. You get an idea of where this is headed. Have fun:

I certainly hope that you like this one. I for one do (especially now that the drums are so pretty fucking cool :-))

don’t sue me, yadda yadda and so on and so forth 🙂

PS: I’d like to continue the tradition of greeting someone who is dear to my heart. Winke, winke Lala 😀

June 17th, 2008

Ship arrived on Moon

Hey everyone, we have a new version of song #5 song up on the site. It’s hugely improved: guitars re-amped, a new drum mixdown that couldn’t be clearer, exchanged some of the more mundane sounds for vintage stuff, and finally, a muchly improved mixdown of Laura’s great vocal tracks. Head over to the Download area and listen to Ship of The Moon (Version 31). This is the final roughmix before the pro mixing & mastering engineer lays hands on it sometime later this or next year. Enjoy!


June 2nd, 2008

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