Autumns Eyes Re-Recording Early Tracks, Streaming "Mad Clown"
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Autumns Eyes, which released new album "Please Deceive Me" (reviewed here) earlier this year, has issued the following statement about re-recording early songs:
"I recently revealed a current project where Im recording the first five songs ever written by yours truly. Lots of fans have been asking for details on what to expect sonically from this new release. Right off the bat you will notice the songs are much longer and more in depth than any other Autumns Eyes tracks. The song style is very sporadic as I never paid attention to popular formats featuring verse-chorus-verse or something similar. You can also rest assure my wretched voice won’t be gracing the album anywhere, since these are all instrumental songs.
"I never wrote the songs for public release, they were just some what of a hobby for me in the beginning. I was a drummer for my entire life, and when my parents asked what I wanted for Christmas in 1998 all I could repeat was a new drum set. The time came and there was no drums in sight, all that bastard Santa Claus left was a four track recorder. Apparently my parents got the idea from my brother in law (also a musician) who suggested the four track to be a smarter choice in the long run, and how right he was!
"The device collected dust for months before I actually used it, but when I did it was like opening the creative flood gates. I borrowed a friends keyboard and played out drum tracks by hand followed by guitars, bass, and keyboards. I had never written a song before, and simply wrote riff after riff piecing together whatever sounded right at the time. Eventually my friends began to take notice, and apparently like what they heard. One of their favorite tracks they nicknamed the 'Mad Clown Song' for its Elfman inspired demonic circus sound.
"Listen to the original recording of the 'Mad Clown' song at this location.
"Over a decade later Ive gained a bit more knowledge on how to work all this blasted recording equipment, so I want to do those original songs justice. When they were recorded on the four track I had a tough time transitioning from riff to riff, and in most cases it was quite noticeable where you would hear the guitars cut in and out during time changes, key changes, etc. It was a very crude and sloppy recording process that was nothing short of demo quality.
"Recording these with the equipment I have now will give the songs a format they deserve in order to withstand the test of time. Ive all ready finished up the drum tracks, and have major goosebumps in doing so. Its very exciting and refreshing to take this sonic trip back in time, and venture into territory that gave birth to Autumns Eyes. This is a one of a kind experience, and I cannot wait to share it with a larger audience. I think people will be surprised to hear the roots of my music and get a glimpse at where it all started."
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