Over this summer and autumn we’ve been immersed in the Oxford Lane Studio in Dublin.
It has been a joy to watch the songs evolve from the original acoustic versions we recorded on Rod’s phone. Like baking a cake, each new ingredient adds to the flavour. Electric guitar parts, keyboards, backing vocals, drums and sometimes other percussion. The “Orc Drum” on the song The Lecture, surprised us. It’s a journey of constant decision making as different versions are tested and tasted. We’ve learnt a lot. Later, like a cake the song is mixed by Brendan “Can-I-just-suggest” Jenkinson. Brendan is a patient and skilled engineer/producer. He has offered countless imaginative arrangements for the songs, taking them in directions we didn’t anticipate.
Brendan is also a fine musician, playing some of the keyboards along with Finn. Together with our amazing drummer, Brendan Doherty, he has been dedicated to helping the music to be the best we can make it.
We are now adding finishing touches. Brendan is doing more mixes before they go for mastering. That’s the icing.
That cake will soon be ready to eat!