Studio Compendium Feast Sessions week 1

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I thought I’d pull the Facebook posts together from the first week for those of you who don’t use that social medium. We’re coming toward the end of the rhythm tracks and today we’ll have all the drums down on 10 of the 11 tracks with only “Blind to the Beautiful” sitting drum free as an acoustic version. Gavin has … Read More

Lyric- “The Leaving”

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The last lyric completed. It’s appropriate that these are the final words for this album. I thought I would struggle but was inspired. The Leaving In the gnawing bite of winter; the winds, bone chilling, howl Pale skies of swirling snowflakes lay a shroud upon the ground To a scarred and shattered landscape some brief dignity is shown Where the … Read More

Lyric – “High Wood”

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A complex ride but I finally got there. I had to leave a lot of intended imagery and subject matter out as to be honest it constitutes another song that we don’t have time or space to write for this album. I still have “The Leaving” to put together and perhaps I can include the missing imagery there. I’m pretty … Read More

Facing the Fourth Wall – Showtime !

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I cannot remember ever being so exhausted after rehearsals and I can’t think of a time when a band have put in such a hard shift in the lead up to a tour. We finally unplugged late this afternoon and it’s now in the lap of the Gods. Calum Malcolm called in to see how things were shaping up and … Read More

A Feast of Consequences – update

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Behind the scenes Mark Wilkinson has been busying himself away on the artwork  as we conjure the songs and lyrics for the new studio album. We knew we were taking on a project of epic proportions and that we had to plan well ahead with regards the sleeve design and to create something very special. With recording scheduled after the … Read More

Quarrying

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Racked up another bank of lyric yesterday and Foss has got the framework of “The Leaving” in a recognisable shape that will fit the “High Wood” suite jigsaw perfectly and complete a picture. This is the longest suite of songs around a subject I’ve ever been involved with and at around 30 mins it’s only 15 or so short of … Read More

“Blind to the Beautiful” – lyric

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Finally conquered the missing 3rd verse tonight to deliver the 8th finished lyric on “A Feast of Consequences”. I know a lot of people will read this and consider it a very depressing song but I like to think there is a vestige of hope in it. I said when starting writing the words that I wanted to dissolve a … Read More

“All Loved Up” – Lyric

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Another new lyric, this time a bit off tongue and cheek at myself and a dig at the X Factor generation .We played this at Leamington Spa on the Saturday night and it rocked the house. As a song it’s slightly out of kilter with the rest of the album but a bit of comedy is necessary in the mix … Read More