I pulled one of the bright purple chairs from the dining set in our small dwelling here in Rome, Italy just outside the door out into the I guess you could call the "common area" which is completely surrounded by rather tall buildings. My wife is taking a short nap before we head out for the evening, so I felt compelled to fire up the ipad and continue working on some rough materings of some songs I plan to release later this fall over some pino grigio. This trip began at the tail end of a rather busy week for me in which I completed the writing process of the release at hand. I've been writing and recording for about 3 weeks and I can safely say these tunes have been literally falling of the tips of my fingers at an incredible rate. I haven't been this inspired in years and the results are truly exciting as I can't stop listening to these tunes.
The release, which I have a concept for but NO titles yet, will consist of 5 original instrumental songs. I also have a cover of an instrumental Wishbone Ash song that I hope to include if the circumstances line up. My focus as the songs began taking shape was to create songs that not had riffs for days and some of my finest lead work, but also some layering of ambient guitars that would add a memorable and almost "hum-able" factor to the songs. Dio once said something to the effect of a guitar solo is the part in a song when the guitarist becomes the lead singer. With that in mind, I wanted to add the element of a "singer" with strictly guitars.
I will have more updates on this album in the near future as progress continues. As of now, bass parts need to be recorded as well as lead parts for the two latest pieces. The sites of this trip in Italy with my beautiful better half have already provided some real inspiration to take home to track out these final parts and get into mastering. The release, as of now, will be strictly digital, but who knows!