"How should we record our next album?"
That was a question we were asking each other for much of 2014.
After 4 years together, with two projects under our belt, we
were ready to start our next recording project; but how should we go
Our busy touring schedule left little time to focus on another
studio project and we wanted to do an album of work that had lots of energy, which
is sometimes lost in the studio environment.
Drymill Road was having too much fun on the road to stop touring for a studio project
and our best musical moments were happening night after night in front of a
Suddenly we had the answer. "Lets record a live album!"
Still, we wanted to take it a step further and make it more intimate and personal.
Rather than going the traditional route of recording a live show with all of the amps,
speakers, multiple mics, ect., we wanted to strip it down and make it about the instruments
and voices. "Dynamics" was a word that was used a lot when discussing this project and we wanted to
capture that as well. We wanted that sound and feeling you can only get from a group of musicians using
nothing but their instruments and voices, without the help of electronics.
So we found a venue, picked a night they were closed to the public, and invited a small crowd of our biggest fans, friends,
and family, to join us during our recording session.
On the evening of September 8th 2014 we gathered around a single mic and simply played our music.
Its a snapshot in time of a band trying to capture that "pure" sound and I think we did just that.