Written by Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh.
[ echoes of taverner ]
|Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh
|John von Ahlen
|Juan del Toro
|John von Ahlen
|Subterrane Recording Studio
|Linn Drum LM1, Fairlight CMI IIx, Arturia Matrix Brute, Moog Voyager II, Roland Jupiter 4 and Jupiter 8, Oberheim OBX-a, Sequential Circuits Prophet 5.
|Subterrane Records 2023
Monday 30th November, 2020
0942 - Went to bed. Had an average sleep today.
1400 - Woke up and watched Misfits and Keeping Up Appearances. Took Jack for a walk across the road to Wesley Church.
1505 - Messaged Mike and Nicole. Tony is doing OK after losing Dorothy to COVID last week. I asked Mike to pass on my condolences to Tony. I can't imagine how they are all feeling. I love Mike and Nic very much and can't wait to see them again.
1705 - Went to Sharyn's and had a coffee. Jack and Roger played. We both debriefed about our weekend.
1745 - We all left and I walked Sharyn to Virgin Health and then Jack, Roger and I went to the studio.
1835 - Started work on Dancevision V1. As usual, it was tempo mapping and arrangement. The arranegement was a bit hard to figure out, but I found some chorus like parts.
1900 - Left the studio to pickup Sharyn from Virgin. I was on a roll and hated leaving but I had to pickup Sharyn and knew I would come back to the studio later, to pickup up where I left off.
1915 - A very slow walk back to Sharyns, as when Roger sees Sharyn he will plant himself on the footpath and not move, expecting Sharyn to pick him up, which she inevitably does.
1916 - I left Sharyns, as she was preparing her Healthy PLate meal, which takes 15 minutes according to the label. Jack was very keen on walking, and so I turned left. We walked along Russell street, and then down Little Bourke Street Chinatown. Then we turned left in Swanston, and walked all the way down to Southbank and crossed the Yarra River.
We walked west along Southbank, on the southern side, passing all the lovely cafe's and asshole bicycle riders who were going WAY too fast on the shared footpath, seemingly oblivious to the damage they could do, should they hit someone. We continued our walk all the way up to the Casino to find a massive fireball exploding in front of us: it was the 8pm Gas Firework Explosion thing that shoots from all the pillars and scares passersby, roasts birds mid-air and frightens small dogs. We then crossed the footbridge to SeaWorld, and then headed east on the northern side of the yarra. We walked past Melbourne Fight Club, where I train Muay Thai and Boxing (it was closed) and then continued along the promendade and turned left into the Flinders Street Train Station Underpass.
We emerged at the intersection of Finders Street and Elizabeth Street, where the 57, 59 and 109 Trams terminate. We walked north up Elizabeth street and turned right into Collins Street. Then we turned left at Swanston, at Melbourne Town Hall, passing the pillars that ABBA drove past, and my friend XXXX was captured in the ABBA movie as a youngster. We saw that Blonde homeless guy who has popped up in the last week and seems to be everywhere I am when I'm near Bourke Street Mall. So I decided not to turn right into Bourke Street Mall, and continued up Swanston and turned right into Little Bourke, walking up Chinatown, until we got to the studio.
2035 - Continued work on Dancevision and printed a very rough V1, and started work on V2.
Tuesday 1st December, 2020
2309 - Called Paula @ SVHOP.
0013 - Computer crashed when I loaded the Dimension D plugin, which I was adding to the CS80 Chord Pads I was adding in the Chorus. Thanks UVI!
0016 - Computer rebooted and I started where I was from before. I only lost about 15 seconds of work. I have Cubase set to autosave every minute, so I just had to re-record one of the chorus pad parts, which was the same as the other chorus, so nothing lost really. I usually play all the repeated parts again by hand, just so there's abit of variation with velocity and timing. Sometimes I quantise, but prefer not to for pads and slower parts, to keep a bit more of a human feel. Obvisouly the bass and arps are quantised to perfection!
0038 - I think I'll call it a night. I feel like watching Deep Space Nine. I have a few different TV shows and movies I'm watching simultanesouly. Then maybe some Hitchcock. I feel like Rear Window again, it's been at least 2 weeks since I've seen it.
0152 - Just printed V3. OK NOW I'm done :)
Recorded for our cover of the classic Travelogue album, which The Human League originally released in 1979.
Released on Compact Disc on conzoom Records. The Deluxe Edition includes 3 Limited Edition CDs.