Project 1: The Kara Langer Project
About a month ago, I decided that it would be fun to find a singer/songwriter in the area and record/produce and album. Not only would it give me some good practice in recording a style of music that I normally don't do, but I'd actually get to have some finished songs, which is something that has been harder than I expected. A quick ad post on craigslist offering to record and produce an album for free got some surprisingly good responses.
To make a short story short, I'm recording a CD for Kara Langer. It's kind of an ideal recording situation for me. She has a pile of songs written waiting to be recorded. She comes in, records the piano and vocals, then I get to add whatever I want to the song. It leaves a lot of room for trial and error for me, and it's good for me to get a bit of a wider range of styles that I can say I've worked on.
Here's the first song we recorded. I didn't get too experimental with this one. I think I was most concerned with trying to not make the song worse with the stuff I added.
Project 2: The Boztin Project
If anyone can melt your face with a guitar, it's Austin Lewis. Right now we're working on an album with the shreddingest guitars you've ever heard. Once we find a singer, I can quit my job and become a professional shred master. Our biggest issue is figuring out how to get 10 songs to fit on 1 CD.
This project is also ideal because I get to do all my writing and recording from home. No schedules, no deadlines, no stress, and blazing guitars. What more do I need?
So hopefully in the next year or so I will be able to have two full length albums to my name. We'll see how long it really takes.