Monthly Archives: December 2011

Featured audio: Choices

The four-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend was just the right length of time to get a lot of work done. In addition to touching up the last few tracks of Original Confidence, I slammed through some initial remixes for Imprint.

Some of the mixes online right now are incomplete, and of course, I’ll be tweaking them endlessly from now until time eternal.

At first, I thought I would be remodeling these tracks in the similar fashion I redid Restraint, but I found myself backtracking, even attempting to preserve a lot of elements in the original mixes.

The material calls for it — the style of music on Imprint requires a more solid sense of rhythm than I can provide, so parts that I could conceivably play live, I’ve left to the machines. Except for the acoustic guitar parts. At some point, I’m going to have to face those.

But not on "Choices". This track was one of the last I wrote for Imprint. I vowed at first to stop writing when I reached 10 tracks, but the album felt as if it were missing something. I thought about the bass line to Sade’s "Paradise", and I wanted to get that kind of feel. It ended up being "Choices".

I pretty much changed the drums and the guitar sample on this track. Nothing else was really touched from the original mix.