muted tones

november 05

the stars are shining out over this broken place

Chicago's Steve Quantock plays guitar, bass, violin, pedal steel, cello, piano, the kitchen sink. He's in the Notes and Scratches and has played with the Fruit Bats and Andy Wagner.

curator log:


november 30th, 2005

so it’s the end of the month. i had the recording place and time problem but i finally recorded my piece. i stayed at my apartment on thanksgiving because that was the first real oppurtunity i had to work on this all month. i didn’t really get anything done that day, i just played and figured out kind of what i wanted to do. i recorded on saturday and then a little more on monday night. i have to go home now and record one more track and mix the levels now and turn it in tonight. my recording situation was my apartment with one of those skinny microphones that comes with your computer. my monitoring was my speakers that come with the computer so there is a lot of track bleed which i really don’t mind anyway. there is a special appearance by our furnace, wandering cats, footsteps all of which doesn’t really bother me either. i recorded a guitar track while and kept a loop pedal on the whole time. so i’m playing in real time but there is an accumulated bed of sound building. after that i overdubbed pedal steel, violin, bass, another guitar track or two, cello, and keyboard all without the loop pedal. and there you have it. sorry i didn’t post more or better but i really didn’t have a chance. i’d write more now but i’m late. i’m feeling really ragged. thanks for asking me to do this. bye.


november 09th, 2005

i guess i’m supposed to write some stuff here. i am suddenly very busy and although the band i’m in has a practice space there are many other people using it and you can’t play there after midnight so in theory i have nowhere to record and not much time to do it. so that is a bit stressful cause i’ve been looking forward to doing this. hopefully i can work something out. so i don’t know, i’ll write someting else that is not complaining when i think of something else to say. i can’t really get to the internet more than about once a week though, so you all will have to wait patiently.


november 07th, 2005


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