O Holy Night
December 8, 2009 11:58 AM
posted by cortex (14 comments total)
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This is one of my favorite bits of not just holiday music but music in general, but it's not something I usually hear people rock out to. This is my attempt to help change that.
Recorded this morning in my basement; I'm reasonably happy with the drums I played on it, and increasingly unhappy with my lack of spare mics and know-how for recording the drums themselves. The EQ in general feels a bit mushy, too, but throwing three guitars at it probably didn't help that at all.
Years ago I recorded a four-part classical guitar, four-part wordless-vocals
version of the song. The whole thing was messy and improvised, but while the guitar bits in the first stanza still make me smile a bit the vocals are just embarrassing now.
I'm much happier with this new version as a piece of work. And I'm surprised and pleased that I can hit that high A near the end, something I couldn't do years ago. (Though the effort of establishing that I could hit it over the last couple days took a toll on my voice, to the point where you can hear my vocals crack coming out of it. Heh.)