Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Giving up ghosts

So during the first mix of the first full demo - the audio equipment decides it's had enough.  Bad craic that - when even your speakers don't want to hear the song for the thirteenth time, getting the levels right.  Straight on Amazon - hopefully I'll be able to hear what I'm doing again by tonight.

It did give me an idea for a song though - or at least a title for a song :

Hiding in corners,
The silence breathes,
Waiting for someday,
And some day I'll leave,
But todayI'm holding onto
Those things I love most,
And you'll never find me
Giving up ghosts.

Needs work.  Where's Doug...

Saturday, 16 February 2013

The Destiny of Truth

I've recorded a little two and a half minute demo (music only) which you can hear at soundcloud at

Scribbled lyrics so far :

When darkness takes me down
Where I hide it finds me
Finding out my reasons
So I look inside myself and find - a loaded gun

Something is breathing
Cold, hard like thunder
Trying to escape the destiny of truth

Here I stand in darkest night
Holding on to you
With a smile of hope and we know it now
Used up all my chances nothing left to lose
Faith is where it's always been
And we're not alone
When daytime ends
Don't say goodnight

Friday, 15 February 2013

Song Titles

Over the course of the last two or three weeks, Doug has supplied around twenty sets of lyrics and I've been scribbling ideas down - there's plenty to work with. 

Titles include :

The Storm
For every Demon there's an Angel
The destiny of truth
Promises are snowflakes
And the world still turns
Keep it inside
Book of songs
Where are the angels now?

Bits of melody and chord structure will lead to a few demos being hashed next week hopefully.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

The Beginning

Starting an album always happens by accident.  Recording a few melodies that float round my head when I'm doing other things, something happening when I'm sitting at the piano messing about or an idea for a lyric written on a scrap of paper - they grow, they develop and before you know it you've got ten song embryos that you go back to and start to develop. 

A friend of mine is going through a tough time with his relationship and it got me thinking - instead of running away from these problems, maybe he should be trying to find out the real reasons behind why they're arguing all the time.  It became the basis of the song 'The Storm' which, only because it is the first song I've written a full intro, verse and chorus for, is also the working title of the album.

 I'll be recording a few rough demos in  the next few weeks so I'll get them uploaded as soon as they're done.

Listening back to the 15 - 20 'ideas' I've got down for songs so far over the last few weeks, they're all very electronic, very 1980s but also quite catchy.  If I write something, leave it a few weeks and then listen back (kinda hearing it for the first time) I get a good indication if I should run with the idea or not.