More work with Al Park

Last Wed, 7th December, I did the trip to Byron Bay again to work some more with Al Park. We got stuck into the song Lucky, a seven-minute song with a hint of prog rock about it.

On my previous visit, on November 30th, Al familiarised himself with the chord progressions in the song, a series of mostly fairly straightforward chords, plus one or two unusual chords. Once we'd nailed the proression, Al had a little play with one or two ideas, using an excellent  Steinway Grand piano sample. Just ideas at this stage, but very good ones!

Once we had this idea, then we started to play with the idea of a three-part flute harmonised counter-melodic section. We put just one or two ideas down during the November 30th session, and then really nailed them the following week. The flute parts, combined with an awesome glassy synth pad, really bring the piece to a new level. This one's become my new favourite song!

Click here to have a listen to an excerpt of Lucky:

Next Wednesday I'm back in the studio with Brad, and my drummer Danny Muszynski of the Glass Towers to put down a couple of tracks.

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