there is no better producer than Stephen Adwell
and I learned this after coming back at 10:30, from my two hour dinner break at a friend’s house in Katy. Alejandro, Alex, and I left to go eat and now Alejandro and I are up with stephen, who has been working at least since we got back on Winter Queen. I joined Alejandro & Stephen in the studio (alex is asleep,) just in time to interrupt stephen’s completing of Winter Queen’s first mix, and he loved it, lol.
Its been a real eye opener recording these last two days. i realized a couple things about myself and the process that adwell (stephen) is going through to make this record sound beautiful. He’s tolerated all our ignorant questions and has humored every request. It’s a good feeling to be working with someone who i feel like cares about this record as much as we do. Whenever I had my first conversation with Casey Crescenzo of any notable length, he spoke at length about how important it was to him to be working with someone on his music that he felt like was just as there as he was and I felt like that with stephen entirely today.
secondly, i realized i’m much better, or not as bad, as i thought. I’ve always been so hard on myself but today has been a really positive experience. The last two days have been entirely honestly. We woke up, came to katy, and I drummed all day, went to sleep, woke up, and drummed all day. It took me two days to get all ten tracks recorded. I was convinced I’d be recording endlessly for three days and be entirely embarassed by the end of it. If we work out the math, the recording process was probably like five or six hours of actual playing.
I don’t know that I would say I would wait for four years again to record for 5/6 hours, but I do know that these last couple days have been way too exciting to not do this again. I know I’m jumping the gun; hell I’m jumping the idea of the gun, but i can’t wait to see what we do next time we’re in here, less green, more experienced.