Static Motor has just released my latetest album Pyramid and I wanted to write a few words and let people hear some tracks off of the record.

I recorded this album in much the same way that I recorded all of my other albums- at my house and at the practice studio (for drum tracks). I am still really in love with the (0r my) recording process. I love recording drum tracks and then noodling over the beats at my house until something comes to me. Come Correck is a song that was written this way. I love recording something, deciding it sucks, trashing it, rebuilding, and then polishing (I like to call it turd polishing).  It is because recording is so fun that I make music at all.

What is different about Pyramid is what happened after I recorded all of the songs. I wanted to get a little more sound quality out of my crappy home recordings so I made the decision to have the raw tracks professionally mixed and mastered. I mixed this album with Owen Curtin at the Bridge Sound and Stage. I have to say it was an amazing experience. I really don’t know if I can make another record without Owen. There were some things that he was able to do with my drum tracks- with reverb and panned effects- that were spot on with what I was going for. listen to the drums on  Pangaea and pay attention to how the reverb carries from left to right and back.  It is this sort of detail that I was looking for and not able to get out of my limited home production.

After Owen was done with the mixing I had Mike Quinn at Moontower studio master the album. The Longwalls and I had worked with Mike before (on many of our records) . Mike is a genius, so going to him for mastering was a no brainer. I think the way he handled this album, that had many different sounding songs, was great. I think the way Mike tamed the track Slave was perfect.

Check out the bandcamp or soundcloud sampler to hear some of Pyramid, or go to Static Motor to um…well…buy it!

Take a look at this review of Pyramid from Dysonsound and then check out the rest of his amazing blog!

Alternate Pyramid cover art