Mix master magic! 

August 2, 2016 

Mixes done. Mastering - I deferred to Maestro Raphael in this. After many talks of what kind of sound the band was going for - we had come to some Frankenstein phrase of "...where the 90s meets the 60s and simple is the name." With that in mind, there wasn't much else I could do but wait. When you let go of what you've held on to for so long, you can only wonder what might happen. I suspect what must be a sacred rule for many, mastering is a process best done in solitude. Doors with the white and red signs plastered "KEEP OUT" and other such barring features come to mind. 

And then, finally, I get the word: "Incoming." 

Clarity on so many levels; it's always a nice and fresh feeling to come to the end of something that felt like it lost its way too many times. The magic of the moment sets in as I take a first listen to what will be our first release. I spread the word to the others, not knowing quite how to frame it other than, "It's done..!" 


The red ninja turtle 

July 27, 2016 

After recording comes mixing. Mixing is always a long and arduous process. Every time I reach this stage, I always wonder how much the sound in my head is guiding me versus how much I ought to pay attention to the ever evolving technology that seemingly presents better and more efficient ways of sculpting and shaping the soundscape at hand. 

Fortunately, I've been able to work with the maestro, Raphael Rosenwald, who has been an invaluable source of pain (the good kind) in pushing me to demand the most out of the recording process, which in turn makes the mixing process either a giant headache or a pleasant learning experience. Always learning - that's important. Being somewhat of a tone freak, I can sometimes become preoccupied with that rabbit hole before emerging with a whole set of other ideas of what might be if I blend this guitar sound with that one and take the bass guitar and ping-pong it back and forth through the mix ("The center, it's supposed to go in the center!" - Raphael). But... 


Broken spells  

July 9, 2016 

Lots going on. We broke our 7-month spell and performed for the first time with our new bassist, Antoine. All of us were beyond eager to play and perhaps a bit too much of that energy found its way into my amp, which copped out mid solo. I suppose these things can’t be helped but it hardly felt — what is it they say — like rock n’ roll. Fortunately there were three other amps on stage to choose from and I’m happy to note that our audience were understanding and supportive and cheering us on. It’s not an easy transition to emerge from the darkness of the studio world with your ears neurotically tuned to every little right/wrong nuance of the upcoming recorded songs and then to make the switch to a live set. However, it is indeed a very welcome change! We are excited to be joining our local musical counterparts again on the local Montreal scene. And not to mention setting a release date for our first studio EP. Stay tuned!

Bienvenue Antoine!  

June 14, 2016 

A little major update in our lineup: we've once again had to change up the bass player role and we are happy to announce a friendly face to our troupe. We even had him secure a place on the forthcoming POLYSONICA EP. We're playing on July 8 for those in town... 


Tick tock 

May 9, 2016 

It’s been a while since I’ve made an update but we’ve been busy – quiet – but busy. Delays and set backs, people and plans change, dreams may rage but life drives on. Winding clocks wind down and we are running out of time. Time waits for no man and we lost one along the way. Such is life in the game of music; or is that supposed to be... 

So I put out a call and the fates answered. We welcome our newest band member and just in time for the summer breeze and music festivals; in this city of artistry and debauchery and madness and freedom, we’re still unfolding... 



February 17, 2016  

Guitars growl. Voices cry. Drums boom. Basses buzz. 


Happy holidays  

December 27, 2015 

Hello and happy holidays in whatever way you might celebrate this annual season of reflection, love, and giving. I've taken a moment to reflect myself, on how far this band has come this past year. Thru the grace of time and a pocketful of luck between the collection of lint in my pockets of wasted thoughts and days, we've managed to muster together in what I might daresay is a harmonious effort to put forth our first real submission of music to the public's ear. We're almost there and so very excited to share our sound with you. And with that, we're pushing forward into the new year with a kind of deliberate foolishness, myself at the helm, of what may come, and what may be, whoever is to know, and what powers may forgive, ready or not: here we go! Much has yet to be said, much is still in the box of dreams I keep tucked under my bed, much is still ... well, we shall see as time always tells. 


Drum rolls and contests and rock shows, oh my! 

November 26, 2015

Ok. Sometimes life gets busy. Here is an update. We are on to recording drums for POLYSONICA. Very happy to be at this stage, where sounds start to culminate into a more understandable feel of what might emerge as the 'final' product. In any case, we are hoping to set a release date soon. And maybe a few peeks behind the curtains... 

In other news, we are competing in a competition - you can check it out here: ROCKALYPSE. I can tell you that it will be our most exciting performance to date and the venue isn't so shabby either! ;) Montreal locals can check purchase tickets directly from us, would love to see you there; email slowpowerup@gmail.com for details.