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More album work in the pipeline!

More album work in the pipeline!

I have been getting back to the studio with some regularity, working with all the same trouble makers as before. The new albums in the works may take some time to come to fruition, but the broad plan is that the next one will be called ‘Black Sheep’ and will be mostly the punky-new-wavish stuff I write from time to time, after that there will be a guitar and singing only album, one with finger-picking and some flat picking then perhaps an Irish traditional music one.

So really there are about three or four in the works, oh yeah, right after Black Sheep there is another which is more like the first one ‘Cracked Up’ it’s of songs that weren’t completed or record ready at the time as well as some that came back from the dead via the Jody Smith files. In any case, there won’t be any shortage of new material on the way soon!

‘Cracked Up’ gets it’s first official review

‘Cracked Up’ gets it’s first official review

I was pleased to see my new album get a review from an actual music critic (as opposed to a music fan with an opinion) in the Sunday Business Post on the 26th of March. Johnnie Craig was the person who did it, a big ‘thank you’ to him – we’ve never met – for being so frank and pulling no punches.

The review isn’t stellar, a first outing usually isn’t the best you’ll ever make, but what it does do is point out some of the strong points with a fair dosage of the albums weak points.

I’m a sucker for that line about it sounding like ‘sun-soaked, dusty, free-wheeling Americana‘, I couldn’t think of a better set of adjectives if you gave me a month and a good bottle of bourbon to go with it.

Karl Deeter album review sunday business post
You can rely on time

You can rely on time

I wrote a lot of songs in the time I’ve had, this is one from back around 2005 which I put down in a studio in 2007 and did a video of a year later. I never released the studio work but got the files and have had them remastered so they’ll be part of the 2nd album which is due out soon!

This is the stripped down, single take (that’s my codeword for ‘mistakes included/warts and all’), the studio version has the usual accompanying instruments in there.

 

Mastered at last!

Mastered at last!

The album I started last year has finally been mastered and should be ready to go onto spotify and the other usual places.

The tracks, who did what, and assumption of my eternal gratitude are as follows:

Cracked Up:
(me) acoustic guitar, electric guitar, upright bass, vocals lead & harmony.
Tony Brereton: Drums
Recorded at Sonic Studios in Dublin, with a special thanks to Simon Farrell on arrangement.

Luck like you:
(me) acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals lead & harmony
Simon Farrell: Upright bass
Albert Cowan: Drums
Recorded with Mark Reddy in Malahide and also in Sonic Studios Dublin.

I’ll be home soon:
(me) acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals lead & harmony, upright bass
Tony Brereton: Drums
Recorded at Sonic Studios in Dublin with a special thanks to Peter Omelia for the idea on
what kind of feel/approach to take on the drums.

Things turned out different:
(me) acoustic guitar, electric guitar, upright bass, vocals lead & harmony
Tony Brereton: Drums
Recorded at Sonic Studios in Dublin with a special thanks to Simon Farrell on arrangement.

I wanna be the person:
(me) acoustic guitar, vocals lead & harmony, opening piano lines, upright bass.
Tony Brereton: Shakers and drums
Jody Smith: all piano after the opening of the song
Recorded at The Cauldron in Blessington St. Dublin and also Sonic Studios Dublin.

Shivers down my spine:
(me) acoustic guitar, electric guitar, upright bass, vocals lead & harmony
Tony Brereton: Shakers and drums
Recorded at Sonic Studios in Dublin.

Sometimes:
(me) acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals lead & harmony

That’s how it goes:
(me) acoustic guitar,  vocals

Final mixing of 2016’s work is underway!

Final mixing of 2016’s work is underway!

I was up with Al Cowen in Sonic today and we did the final mixes for the album recorded last year and now he’s going to master them up and soon they ought to be available in the usual places where nobody will find them 🙂

It has been a good experience so far and I’m delighted with the song choices, there will be more albums to follow shortly (in part because I have nearly an album of work ready from my Jody Smith sessions in 2014 that just need some work).

Anyway, hope the feedback is good.

karl