i'm reading a book. blake came in with a chorus. we noodled around for a bit, blake threw together some more chords for a second section. adrian dredged up some old rhythm loops, added some old lyrics for the second section, bec created some melodika riffage and ellie vamped on the organ. an hour and a half later and the bones of a new song rolled out.
lullaby. words and music by adrian. this song actually appeared on the first ever telafonica demo, many many years ago, as a solo voice with acoustic guitar backing song. thinking it might make a nice bookend with the other track we started working on tonight (hush, hush my father), we began to create some vocal arrangements for it as well.
words by bec
music by adrian and bec
an old 20th Project (www.cabinetpin.com/20th) song written by bec and adrian. having never been developed past that first demo, we thought we'd give it a go now. a possible closing track for the new album. here, we work on vocal harmonies.
'home song', an old song of ellie's that's never been quite developed. there's some nice bottom end going on that you won't hear on your laptop speakers, so plug into a decent system. and watch out for pesky mosquitos.
a barebones sketch of a track called 'you, me and the missionary', words by bec, music by adrian. there's another part to this which is the four part harmonies sung to a backing track. no one's singing harmonies here because it's still all to fresh to be able to play and sing simultaneously.
the vocals to go with the last track uploaded. :)
Ellie was running a bit late so Bec, Blake and Adrian decided to start something completely from scratch. Bec had a title (Comfort Junkie) and a rhythm feel she wanted to use, Blake and Adrian each had a chord sequence. Put the three together, throw Ellie in to the mix when she arrives, and here you have it.
The ABC Jugband
(featuring Blake, Ellie, Rebecca and Adrian from Telafonica, + Matt from St Jambience, Cory, Costa and Æowyn on tap dancing)
covering The Ramones' christmas song for the compilation
I Saw Three Ships (click to get the free download)