Christmas, Studio, and The Fall
October 21st, 2014
As you may have already seen, we have been blessed with a truly incredible opportunity to contrive a studio. Having our own space has allowed us to be creative and fluent in writing; rather than renting rehearsal space or asking to write or practice in basements. We are eternally grateful for those who have opened up their space for us, and allowed us to make it our own.
Let’s back up for a second. In early January, The Avid Light decided to produce a Christmas album. We have toyed with the idea in the past, and thoroughly adore Christmas music, so we decided that the equipment we had was adequate to get it done. From there, we started with the track list. 14 tracks was the original length, but time and vision of the record decided that 9 was perfect. The recording process began in May, and much of the summer was allotted for touring and recording. Tracks, Loops, Drums, Bass, Electric Guitars, and Acoustic Guitar were all tracked before tour, then Vocals and Mixing were completed by our dear friend, Mr. Aaron Mathew upon returning from tour.
We were astonished with how the record sounded, so this led to conversation about creating a studio out of the storage shed that was used to make the Christmas record.
In late August, construction of a studio began. Already influenced and inspired to write music, we put a lot of creativity and vision in the studio to reflect a progressive, constructive, “work place” if you will. The past month and a half has consisted of laying floor, sheet rocking the walls, sanding and staining cabinets, and much more.
For our next record, we initially planned on going back to our friends studio at Asterisk Sound in Waco. However, we love the DIY approach to creating a record, and the opportunity to become more fluent with recording our music. We really like to think of it as an advanced place to track ideas to create songs at 3 a.m. Along with recording our own music, we have assisted with producing and engineering some of our friends projects.
A sincere debt of gratitude is owed to everyone who supports us, and to everyone reading this.