Phew! It’s busy here at the In Deep Music workshop, starting the day with the next Record Store Day release conundrum and sorting that out took most of the day and as it’s a Record Store Day release we are sworn to secrecy about what we will be releasing, but I can tell you it will be round and plastic with music on it. This leads me to the other music we were working on today, the mystery album, which isn’t ready enough yet to tell you about, haha, so we were in the studio with the windows blacked out and guards on the doors.
After this, it was a sesh with NJ Brian (with Olivia, and Kathryn who works with Brian), discussing website building and all that goes with it. Then we were on to the music for Brian’s Valley of Salt album which we continue to work on, we’re getting there, slowly but surely. It’s a complex record and demands a lot of attention to detail, even the details need attention to detail.
After the sesh, music day was over for a few hours, Olivia’s dad was taking us out to eat, out into a rainy Porto where you still didn’t feel like the summer was over, even as the rain came down from the darkness above – it didn’t even scare us into warmer clothes – well, not me. We took a Bolt to Cedofeita after nearly killing a woman who just blindly walked out into the road in front of us. We arrived and were indulged by Olivia’s dad with ramen, a computer screen on the table where we ordered, or should I say where Olivia ordered – the modern world is so modern.
As the rain had stopped, we decided to walk back to The Archive through the city. Wet but not cold we walked past Tubitek, I wanted to break in but Olivia and Sarah said no. Back at The Archive, we talked about Cream – Disraeli Gears (1967) but I don’t have the album here, it’s in a box in England. I anxiously wait for the spring and hope that all those boxes are here, the shelves are up and the sorting has begun.
Last but not least, Sarah and I listened to the Blueburst album. It’s really sounding great and I will be updating you all next week.
Music today has been Cream – BBC Sessions (2003) which I’ve played very recently, but as Disraeli Gears wasn’t here, everyone still wanted to hear Cream, so this is what I had. It’s primitive versions that sound like they were recorded in a rush, but it just makes for an interesting perspective on their early songs.