@brianlarsen Since you were curious in another thread, here are a few original tracks that I’ve been part of creating throughout the years.
Important note - as the title suggest this is old material. Both tone and playing will be significantly worse that what I normally upload. Now you’re all warned!
This is from back in the days of recording to tape, so there is no DAW, no plugins, no editing. Only the raw tones, captured from whatever old multifx I had at the time, and then mixed down to a final track on a mixing console (setting the levels and EQ). That’s it.
First couple of songs are from around 1995, where we were allowed to borrow a recording studio on some school… and then we got the best we could out of it, sleeping in the room for a few days, and generally having a good time.
And when I say ancient, I mean - I was looking this this at the recording session
Afraid To Get Near - power ballad / rock song:
The Mark - bluesy tune with some chord twists:
Way Back To Life - Ballad:
Ancient - Live:
Around that same time, this is a live recording from us playing at some pub.
Loosing A Part Of Me - another bluesy track:
Around 1997 we again went into a recording studio, and this time we recorded two tracks that I think turned out a bit better:
Around 1999 we recorded a short EP, this time with an actual producer and recording engineer to help. We started out with a “pre-demo” recoding day, where we recorded 10 songs live in the studio. Then picked the 3 songs to work on, and recorded them for real. I considered sharing some of the pre-demo recordings, but decided it would be too much. So I’ll only link the 3 final tracks.
The vibe of the songs was very “toned down” this time - that was kind of the way things went around those days, but in hindsight I think these tracks sounds the best, recording wise, but are perhaps stripped down too much and have become a bit boring. But that was what we wanted to try at the time.
So Strong - vocal driven song, acoustic guitars etc…:
Key To Your Mind - this one was actually remixed by some DJ and played a lot at a club… believe it or not…
It’s Over - has some interesting, almost jazzy, chords and passages.