Update 29/09/12

Hi yall. It’s taken me since February to get to this point getting to grips with the task, but I think I’m just about there. I booked a week off work to get through the mountain of musical things I had to do. Trying to find time to produce songs whilst rehearsing a duo, a new covers band and a full time job is a momentous challenge. I’ve had a productive week thank goodness.

I’ve managed to upload the first two tracks from Europa to Reverbnation here.

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I’m attempting to put the tracks in the order they appear on the album just for simplicity I think. They may not be the exact final versions mix and master wise, I’m not sure yet. The first track ‘Rock It Up’ has a one take improvised guitar solo as rushing to get away to see my sister. I’ve found in the past if I improvise and not listen to it for a while when I listen back it seems natural rather than many laboured and considered takes( I get the red light fever you know). So it may stay like that or may not, don’t know. The second guitar solo on ‘Good Day To Die’ I constructed in about an hour. If anyone’s interested in having a listen please do.

Gotta run the missus is cracking the whip.

Ta ra io!