It’s almost here! The big CD release show is coming up. August 14th is the day that everything drops. For the past year (and then a little bit) we’ve been working on creating, recording, and getting the word out about, The Red Tiger Nebula. It’s been a wild ride so far, and is only becoming more and more exciting. Each day has been a new adventure.
The process of creating the album went well beyond just writing the music. It took everything from making the artwork to the getting the live show put together. Each aspect of the album was planned for and then built out. How much fun is it to create all of these different things? Even beyond what we were able to get done before the show, there’s more that we weren’t. Music videos, comics, and television are all still in the works.
One of the most fun about making an album is recording it. Going into the studio is an incredible experience. It was my first time working in the studio. I felt so fortunate to be working with some incredible people the whole way through. Not just the band, but also Joel Pack of Rigby Roads, as well as Steve and Curtis, our management team. There was so much that everybody learned throughout recording the album (read more here, http://www.thedaraband.com/2014/09/a-weekend-at-the-studio/ or many of the other studio blogs).
One of the things that struck me about the entire recording process was the way things evolved as they began to crystallize into a finished recording. Perhaps the most notable example of this was the song “Ants on the Hill.” Originally a seven plus minute song, it was trimmed and molded into a three minute single. From the minute the tracks were laid down, all the way until the final mastering, inspiration and creative input poured into the song from everyone involved. What could be more fun than working with a great team on great music?
When everything was finished there was plenty of celebration, but that was just the beginning. Now that we have an album the new goal is to share with as many people as possible. The more feedback we get the more excited we become at getting to the world. It’s hard not to be with so much positivity coming from everyone who hears it! With the release so near we can hardly wait for the show.
Even once the Red Tiger Nebula is out in the world, there will still be miles and miles to go. It’s been such an amazing experience making the album, I can only imagine the fun in store in helping to create and share the next step. Would you like to help with the creation? Email [email protected] to find out how.