April 21st, 2004
Ok I am more than half way on Heaven and Hell now so all is well. I’ve decided to take a short hiatus from writing and recording because I am afraid I will rush things. As it stands right now, the album is becoming a magnificent thematic piece, and I don’t want to jeopardize that. In comparison, I’ve already written the same number of songs that I wrote for It All Comes Out, and I still have to write as many as are on Triad, so it’s kind of cumbersome. On a happier note, however, I am extremely optimistic on my vocals as through a combination of improved equipment and thought-out retakes mixed with an actual attempt to improve my voice, the vocal tracks actually are tolerable and in most cases sound good. At any rate, I hope to resume writing within a week or two time frame. Who knows, maybe stuff will still come although I’m not trying.
I’ve also tentatively “imagined” a release date of August 3. The reason for this is my previous releases have all been on Tuesdays, corresponding to typical album release practice. However, the first album was released on the first of the month, the second album on the second, and August 3 just so happens to be a Tuesday corresponding to the rate at which I am writing songs (to complete the album.) Let’s hope I am not put into shock during my upcoming move from Morgantown.