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    The Album’s in Sight

    We had a pretty long, and fairly intense, recording session today, getting drums, bass and lead vocals completed for all the remaining album tracks. Since we’ve done most of these in practices for over a year now it was not…

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    Dum Dum

    I’m progressing well with the base tracks I’m putting together, but took a little detour tonight. Shortly after we recorded ‘The Unofficial National Anthem’, Sean wrote a song called ‘PKD dum dum‘, which had a set of pretty complex chords.…

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    Xenochrony

    One of Zappa’s favourite tricks around the “Joe’s Garage” era and beyond was the practice he called “xenochrony” or “strange synchronisation”. This involved him taking a piece of music (often a studio backing track) and overdubbing it with a totally…

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    All Stand, Please

    We had a good Lunacy Board session last weekend – first time using the new studio set-up, which worked out pretty well, though we didn’t exactly put it all through its paces. Sean brought a few ideas for lyrics and…

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    Embryonic Prog?

    This weekend I had a good little jamming/writing session with a friend of similar musical sensibilities and abilities. He played bass and sang, whilst I was on the keyboard. We tried a few things, and got the start of a…