Tyranny of Hours

The Final Week

It’s amazing how many details go into a modern recording. As the band is heading into the final week of mixing (and last minute recording) it seems like the “to do” list is growing faster than the “it’s done” list. At some point we just have to choose what is “good enough” and move onto the next bit. Whether we feel it’s perfect or just close enough, final mix is complete on November 24th. I can’t help but wonder what it was like to be a band in the glory days of rock and roll, when they would just roll into a studio, set up their gear and jam through their songs for a few days. Maybe they would even spend a few weeks working with a producer on adding some new parts, some harmonies or even writing a new single to make album more commercial. By then, the band was done expect for maybe a few days spend on the final mix. Modern recording in the age of indepedent music has turned that natural process into a technical- almost mechanical- process of mapping, planning, writing, tracking, editing, tuning, tweaking, routing and layering where the band themselves are responsible for every technical decision and all the legwork…well, you get the idea. Luckily, Tyranny of Hours has been very fortunate to work with Producer and Engineer Matt Jefferson. Without his technical input, ideas and experience we would never have been able to pull this off. So, for us 21 months of tedious work is in the hopper. One more week of mixing and the album heads off for mastering and then to print!

Don