Going back to recording in 44.1 after hitting a number of execution roadblocks with 88. Also, keep trying to remind myself that you can’t fucking hear the difference, anyway. Better that I get the album recorded.

I also think I’ll be mostly redoing Song Four. Something about how I’m recording the percussion is off. I might need to try recording it out on the roof. The room may be affecting the sound too much and keeping it from feeling real.

I also plan to start Song Five, this week, in accordance to The Master Plan or Whatever.

Session Notes: 2017/04/07

  • Song Four—like all of them—proves to be harder to execute than initially imagined.
  • It’s really hard to commit something that has been bouncing around in your head for over two years.
  • It’s becoming abundantly clear that I really want to be making Album Nº5, but I really want to HEAR Album Nº4 exist. So I have to work through it. It will be worth it, but I am scared that it’s not going to be what I have been dreaming of for so long.
  • Guide tracks are in—percussion session tomorrow and Sunday. Instruments (some) go in next week.
  • I need to approach this in the way that I did with Claye during the early 2014 run: Relaxed four hour sessions several times a week with one main goal per session (record the bass, record the saxes, etc.). Otherwise, I just overwhelm myself. I need to approach it more pragmatically, it’s just hard to get started when I don’t know if any of my ideas are going to actually work in practice.