Quietdrive has posted an update from the studio. You can read the update below.
Your patience means the world to us as we’ve now reached a new plateau in the making of the second Quietdrive record. We can honestly say that the light at the end of the tunnel is in view, and before you know it the light will be in the rear view and you’ll be holding our new album in your hands.
This week we’re finishing up most of the tracking. The core of the album is done, but there’s plenty of guitar, piano, strings, and especially vocals to do yet. Along with laying down the remaining tracks we have a whole array of humdrum editing to do (translation = staring at a computer screen for countless hours usually in a dark room void of human interaction). It’s remarkable to observe this process finally pass over the hump from “in progress” to “almost there.”
If everything goes as planned we will be mixing in Chicago by mid-May, and wrap everything up come early June. For the first time, Quietdrive is accomplishing something entirely independent of outside influence. By all accounts so far this is the road we were meant to traverse. Having complete control over a piece of art from beginning to end is something that we have always dreamt of. Now our dream will soon be a reality. We are more than happy.
The evolution of the process being that this record is ours made by our hand in our backyard is well timed with our evolution as individuals within this band. The five of us have developed in every facet of life from our abilities as musicians to the content of our characters. That progression comes to life in the notes and sounds of our new songs. You may be surprised by the content and the direction. This record is edgier, more passionate, and more intricate. It’s a tapestry woven with many more threads and colors than we’ve ever used before.
Your job as our fan and dedicated supporter is to simply sit back, open your ears, open your mind, and join us on this journey. Stay tuned, get excited, and enjoy the ride.