Hello again and thank you for checking out the latest d'Blog.
As work continues on the TESS album, the 2 Michaels look back on the last 5 months and completing the recording of all vocalists in the show.
5 months... Hasn't the time flown!
So take it away, Michael. And Michael.
With all vocals now recorded, how does it feel?
MB: Emotional. I always get emotional when I take time to stop and reflect. Especially on such an amazing few months for the TESS project.
MD: Rather unbelievable. When I think back to those early discussions around Michael’s kitchen table, covered in Post-It notes (the table, not us) to work out the narrative we wanted to tell, then compare it to the ever-growing project we’re now involved in, it hardly seems possible. And yet here we are, with all these fantastic vocals in the can, and ready to launch into the next phase. Pinch me, please. Ouch! That was meant to be metaphorical…
What has been the most memorable moment?
MB: That’s so difficult to answer because there have been standout moments with everyone. My overriding memory though will be of the laughter and fun.
MD: Too many to recount. It has all been memorable.
MD: I’ve been consistently impressed at how they’ve all delivered their best unprompted. No input required from us.
reliable and always a joy to work with. Thank you, guys. Sorry, that’s more than one word.
MB: Bring on the instrumentalists. We hope to have them all booked and recorded in November. Can’t wait!
MD: Instrumentalists? Really? But aren’t they notoriously difficult to work with? Oh no, sorry, that’s composers, isn’t it? As you were. Can’t wait!
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Next time on d'Blog... A Christmas surprise from the TESS team as the album production moves on to the next phase
FROM STUDIO TO STAGE
HOW WAS IT FOR YOU?
MASTER AT WORK
INTERVIEW WITH A COMPOSER
ANOTHER MICHAEL'S STORY
THE LAST 5 MONTHS
LONDON STUDIO DAYS
A DAIRYMAID'S DIARY
IN THE STUDIO WITH TAM MUTU
THE ADVENTURE ROLLS ON
IT'S PRE-PRODUCTION TIME!
WHERE ARE ALL THE D'BLOGS?
A HERSTORY (THE FINAL PHASE)
A HERSTORY (PHASE THE 4TH)
THE LYRICIST SPEAKS
RECORDING TESS - THE SINGER
A HERSTORY (PHASE THE 3RD)
A HERSTORY (PHASE THE 2ND)
A HERSTORY (PHASE THE 1ST)
REVIEWS & REVELATIONS
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT ALEC
ONE HELLO IS HOW IT STARTS