June 3, 2020

Another round-up of the last few days.

Whale Helmet

  • Recorded episode 9 “Heliopause” but haven’t edited it yet.
  • This will be last recorded episode for this season. (Things Fall chat from March will be episode 10)
  • Greg and I started talking about what’s next for this podcast. Format may change, just brainstorming right now.

Mailbox

  • Chameleon remix project is complete. All mastered with two bonus tracks.
  • New version of cover is done which brings the artwork back to its original aspect ratio.
  • I want to listen to it a few more times before committing but I think it’s all set.
  • I don’t want to release it right now, though. It would be inappropriate due to world events. This can wait.

Adam Rabin solo

  • Finished new recording of “Heliopause”
  • Greg and I agree it is inferior to the original demo from January.
  • I added piano to original demo and called it done.
  • I may do something with the new recording – some kind of instrumental re-arrangement.
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WH08: Vibbis T’Quahlahhop

This magnificent 57-second opus apparently touches on default values in iPad games; the long-standing tradition of men annoying their wives; self-amusement as our primary goal; the making of a music video; writing with a one-minute limit and, of course, The Residents’ “Commercial Album;” and Greg’s personal belief system of Gamutology.

Songs featured: Neb Crabula “Vibbis T’Quahlahhop”

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May 23, 2020

This is a round-up of the past week.

Mailbox

  • Chameleon remixing continues with invaluable help from Chris Combs.
  • Just about done side 1. Not only is everything sounding “better” but there is an energy to it now that the original never quite captured.

Took a week off from Whale Helmet due to some technical issues and because Greg and I are celebrating our respective anniversaries this week.

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