On the subject of that solo venture…
Now that the new TRA album Heliopause is complete, I have started writing new material for an album with the working title of “The Enemy Game”.
The album will see me return to “proper” vocal duties for the first time since 2009’s hastily recorded “Relate” (from my solo EP “This Building Is Under Electronic Surveillance At All Times”).
Recording the vocal parts on Heliopause Part One (take after take of “ooohs” and “ahhhs”) was something of a revelation, in that all of my previous vocal-based projects (Onion Jack, Karma Pilot, etc) involved a real struggle to get the vocals sounding vaguely interesting.
Those Heliopause vocals seemed to come effortlessly, and with MJS at the controls, they sounded great too.
So, an album of vocal ballads? Not at all: of the tracks I’ve demoed so far, only a couple feature space for vocals, although I’m sure that once I start to re-arrange the tracks, replacing some of the random guitar and synth leads I’ve dropped in, other opportunities will present themselves.
Expect to hear more about The Enemy Game in 2012… but, hey, there’s no rush.
The new album by The Resonance Association is finally available to buy!
Links to all the stores etc can be found at trahq.co.uk
Heliopause is the fourth album by The Resonance Association, following in the footsteps of Failure Of The Grand Design (Burning Shed, 2007), We Still Have The Stars (mrsvee, 2008) and Clarity In Darkness (mrsvee, 2010).
It was recorded between May 2010 and May 2011, at various locations throughout England: in lofts, studios, living rooms, hotel rooms, train stations and Royal Parks.
Since forming The Resonance Association in 2006, Daniel Vincent and Dominic Hemy have forged ahead on a journey of sonic experimentation utilising an array of electronic and acoustic instrumentation. They seek to produce hallucinatory music to transport the listener to uncharted realms of space and time.
Described by veteran rock critic Dom Lawson as “cheerfully awkward bastards” (Classic Rock Presents Prog, August 2010), the duo refuse to stick to any tried-and-tested rock formula, instead riding a wave of wildly mixed reviews and a small cult following to create their art on their own terms.
- Posted by daniel in in my recordings