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A recording diary - click opera
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Wed, Dec. 17th, 2008 01:35 am
A recording diary

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(Anonymous)
Wed, Dec. 17th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
Recording Stars forever

Hi Nick

I find it interesting you refer to the "work" of recording this album. I remember an entry on your website when you were recording Stars Forever where you sounded almost ecstatic with the joy of it - I had the impression of you isolated, immersed, like an astronaut seeing everything from far distances, and entranced with the beauty of what you were creating.

Was Don't Stop the Night so very different for you? I have to say that I like Stars forever much more...

Wayne


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Wed, Dec. 17th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Recording Stars forever

You know, the difference is between studio recording and home recording. Once I started recording at home, I could basically lose myself in the process of work. I've never felt at ease in the kind of relationship where you have ideas and delegate them to an engineer. Or to a band, for that matter. I'm sure some get off on the hierarchical relationship, but it makes me profoundly uneasy, and there's always a huge boredom, as one person works and the rest twiddle their thumbs, do crosswords or drugs or whatever. Working on your own, you're always absorbed in something. And you're not connected to "the engineer" or "the band", but to universals: everybody who'll hear the record, "God", people you've loved, the characters in the songs, people you miss...


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