Took a much needed trip out to San Francisco to record music for the upcoming In Love & Light volume 3 release. I was able to record with Devika Chawla (Hindi vocals), Mete Tasin (operatic vocals), Diana Rowan (celtic harp), and Pezzham Arkavas (setar, tabla). I recorded at Ron's studio which I rented for three days but was put out for one as a company in the slot next door was painting with some horrible high VOC paints that would kill an elephant. I managed to still get some great recordings completed and a new song was born called 'Here and Now' that DC based Dominique added her voice to once I got back in Miami. Below are some recording that I made of Diana Rowan doing a mic check and one of Mete Tasin singing a favorite Turkish piece of his. Hopefully getting out to San Francisco in a couple months to do it all again... Love that city!
I got back from San Francisco with a handful of recordings and this gorgeous harp and setar piece I was working on with Diana and Pezzham. I loaded things up on the studio system and began to work out an arrangement. I got a call from Dominique saying that she was going to be in Miami and that she wanted to sing and that is exactly what I wanted to hear. She came by and I put her behind my new AKG C12 microphone which was going into an Avalon 737 mic pre with fresh tubes installed and I let her do her thing... An hour later we were done and I spent the next couple of days panning for studio gold and a new In Love in Light song was born for volume three, 'Here and Now'. I can't tell you how excited I am for volume three even though I am just getting ready to release volume two... The gorgeous songs just keep coming! Below is a snip of what we recorded that day... you'll have to wait for the full cut once the album is completed..