We didn’t go down the usual road when producing this CD. Usually, someone writes a song and then they lock themselves with a band in a rehearsal room. As soon as all arrangements are made, you book a recording studio and play the parts within as short time as possible, in order to cut down on the costs, unless you have a record contract, thus the label bears all the costs. Once everything is recorded, it will be mixed and mastered – and voilá, the end product!
Well, not with us! The songs were generated over a period of eight years, one after the other, and they were not composed and subsequently recorded, but fit together piece by piece into a whole work. When all was done, it was finally mixed and mastered – by three different producers in three different studios.
This process not only took time and a lot of patience, it also means doing all the recording, editing and mixing by yourself in order to get an idea of the end product. That is classical home recording or home studio work, with more or less restricted technical conditions and experiences. What we would like to say is that we have learned a great deal over the last year, especially about how things don’t work!
body & brain of Project: Patchwork:
Without him, there wouldn’t be “Tales From A Hidden Dream” just that simple! Peter generated the recordings, imported, edited, pre-mixed and -mastered tracks (drum tracks, oh my…) in basically endless hours, days and weeks, which turned into months. In addition, he contributed some parts on electric guitar himself and offered and realised some tonal concepts. His engagement was quite important, so he becomes a co-owner of this CD and Project: Patchwork
The whole concept, musical contents, texts, organisation and communication with the musicians, graphic artists, website developers, studios, press, label, GEMA, etc, all acoustic guitars and drums, some keyboards, percussions and electronic guitars, as well as mainly backing vocals were developed and brought in by myself. This CD is altogether the realisation of my personal childhood dream. My musical horizon has expanded by working together with the many great musicians and I have made many friends in the course of the project.
I would like to express my thanks to some old and new friends specifically:
Gerd Albers, January 2015
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