JettBrown - Blog
August 28, 2006 - I just received a Fed Ex package from Erich. I wonder what it is? Holy crap, it's the JB album "Magnetom". I have to say, it's pretty darn good. Have a listen to it on the music page. If you dig it and want to support the cause, please contact me and I'll be more than happy to hook you up.
July 12, 2006 - I know it's been a while since the last post. Well I've been busy with a trip to Paris, shows with my ska band Unsteady, and tracking vocals for the JB album in Seattle with Erich. I am excited to say that all the recording is done. With the help and patience of Erich on the mixing board, I was able to lay down all lead and background vocals for all the tracks in just a few days. My voice is sore. I even managed to play a gig with Erich one night with his band. I wish I could post some tracks, but Erich still has to mix. He's guessing mid-August to complete. Maybe we can entice him to pre-release one or two for the website... - Jett
May 19 , 2006 - Erich sent me a gift yesterday, Rough mixes of 5 tracks with bass lines. These songs now have drum, bass, and guitar. Give them a listen, the bottom end shaped up these tracks nicely, giving them some more drive and movement. - Jett
April 20, 2006 - So all 15 songs are posted as it stands for the album. The drums and guitars are done. Erich is just about done with the bass. It's finally coming along, not as fast as we'd hoped but hey what do you expect from slackers?
April 16, 2006 - I almost forgot to post these last two tracks that we'll be doing for the album. These are a little different, not guitar oriented. Erich's vox is on these as scratch. Variety is the spice of life. - Jett
Mar 20, 2006 - OK, here are the last tracks. Guitar and drums are done. - Jett
Mar 1, 2006 - The album is really shaping up now, 10 tracks posted here. With another 5 or so that still need guitar. So here's the latest tracks. why did I only comment about the titles? same disclaimer as before, rough mix, only drums and guitars. - Jett
Feb 7, 2006 - Well I was able to get in the studio the past weekend and lay down some guitar tracks. Here's some more raw tracks for you to check. Again rough mixes with only drums and guitar here. Any vocals are scratch for reference. - Jett
Feb 3, 2006 - make sure to check out Erich's web site, www.withanh.net - Jett
Feb 1 , 2006 - (from Erich, boy is he detailed...) Danny came in smoking to cut the final four drum tracks for the disc, A Year & A Day went down in 1 take with the others being nailed by take 2 or 3.. In pre production last night I realized we had never flushed out "New Title", so I arranged it & added a new section. Why I'm Still Here also got simplified & slowed down. Its the only way I think the melody works without sounding rushed. Ended up writing the last track, now called "Last One" about an hour before today's session! Ironically, I think its a great disc closer. Big surprise ending! I used a snippet of a pattern you sent me last night & flushed out the rest. Have a few lyrics & melody line, so I'll send it your way & see if we can finish it up. On to bass next week and I look forward to receiving your guit tracks soon. - Erich
Dec 12, 2005 - Here are some tracks. Drums and guitar only with a scratch vocal. Check it out, real rough. - Jett
Dec 5, 2005 - Erich has sent me the drum tracks for three songs. Will lay down the guitar and a scratch vocal this weekend. - Jett
Nov 21, 2005 - Partial and raw tracks posted soon. The new album will be called Magnetom. - Jett