A few months ago I was in my studio chatting about an upcoming project with Immediate Music. We talked about the grand scale of the music and the importance of making it vast in scope. The conversation evolved as to how we were going to conceptualize the project, what venue we were going to record in, and how long a project of this size would take to complete. They played me a few tracks and I said, “The Rudolfinum Concert Hall in Prague for the orchestra and choir…definitely! Then we can record traps and percussion in LA”. This would be my third time recording in this 17th century concert hall. The hall has some of the most amazing acoustics I have ever recorded in. It was designed before there were any microphones invented, and the 4 second decay is spectacular. As they were looking for a hard hitting contemporary sound, I suggested we record trap drums with my long time friend and world class drummer Fritz Lewak. Fritz demolished the tracks, putting fantastic power and precision into every beat of his work. Then for added hugeness, three world class percussion players on top.
Once all the elements were completed, it was time to produce a sound for the mix, with the direction to “push the limit”. Well, pushing the limit and experimenting takes a bit of time, so I spent about a month chopping, bending, distorting, sound designing, creating textures and breaks, and of course mixing a huge symphony and 70 voice choir…The composers on this release wrote some fantastic music. The end result as you can hear on the preview video is to say the least loud, powerful and emotional.