EXCITEMENT

I just wanted to write my first entry because I feel inspired to tell you how much we are looking forward to recording our first official album as “ILLPHONICS.”

We have recorded here and there, and we do have one collection of songs available on iTunes (hint hint).  The title of that project was “Fallout and Friends present ‘Walkin’ the Mason-Dixon Line.'”  Recorded in the summer of 2006, it is a portrait of the very beginning of our group which is now known as Illphonics.  There is no doubt that the finished album we end up with early next year will sound like a completely different band.

Not having the means to record and release anything the last two years has been frustrating, since we are always writing new and better music (and it’s good to document growth).  But we finally have a plan to have a full-length album done soon!!  The icing on the cake is the fact that we have the honor of working with Gary Gottlieb.  He’s actually a former professor of Larry and I, and he will be producing and mixing the album.  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂  Gary has worked with a number of important musicians, including Grandmaster Flash.

We are in a pre-production stage right now, thinking about how to make the most out of our time in the studio.  Along with that comes song selection; we’ve got a lot of songs, but only so many can fit onto a CD.  Yesterday we revisted some older songs we had never played with Tim, our new guitarist, yet: “Don’t Want That,” “Leave ’em Bloody”, and “Hall of Mirrors.”  I am almost certain these songs will make it on the album, they all sounded great!  Tim really breathed new life into them.

That said, start getting pumped about having a new Illphonics CD early next year.  We are THROWING DOWN!!!

-Kevin K.

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~ by Nena on October 10, 2008.

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