Monday, September 5, 2011

Almah : vocals recordings (English translation of the most interesting parts)

From Edu Falaschi Official Website :

Dear friends, we are happy to present a new part of Almah Studio Reports in Youtube. The new video gives an opportunity to watch Edu Falaschi recording the vocals for the upcoming album Motion. The singer presents parts of several new songs and tells about his work. The video is in Portuguese, but you can read English translation of the most interesting parts below. Enjoy!

English translation :

In the beginning of the video Edu Falaschi tells about recording of the vocals and back vocal parts at Norcal Studios in São Paulo as the final step of the new CD recordings before the mixing and mastering in Europe, and mentions that the album will be really great. Then, in the second and third parts Almah’s frontman presents special guests who help to make back vocals for this very important album in the history of Almah. There are two famous Brazilian musicians from renowned national metal acts and real friends of the band: Tiago Bianchi (Shaman) and Victor Cutrale (Furia Inc.).

The next part shows how Edu comes to Norcal late at night by car listening to the music: “to get some inspiration for the recording!!!” Entering the studio, the vocalist expains that this time he starts recording later than usual, but it’s even better. “In the morning it’s bad to sing, it’s getting better in the afternoon but I prefer to record at night, it’s the best time!”

Doing some warm-up, Edu comments that the voice is a part of the whole body and it’s necessary to take care about it. Staying in the kitchen and the “chill-out” room of the studio the musician marks that it’s almost empty in comparison with the recordings of other instruments such as drums, guitars, bass when many people are hanging around. Having finished their work, all the band’s crew are away and during the vocal sessions Edu stays alone, just with Brendan (Duffey, sound engeneer) or Adriano (Daga, anther engeneer) and it can seem a bit sad sometimes…

Meanwhile, Edu remembers how he recorded the vocals for Angra’s album Temple Of Shadows in Germany. And it was funny, because Edu stayed almost alone there in a house in the countryside and even saw a cow several times (the singer shows that it sounded as a cow, not as a bull :))…

At the end of the report Edu reveals some details of his singing for the 3rd Almah’s album and mentioned such techniques as screaming, roaring, his tipical vibrato “Falaschiano” and using of many things from Symbols time. Also, the musician notices that always when he works at his CDs the lyrics are ready very close to the moment when the recording starts that’s why it never works to practice beforehand and all is very honest.

Motion was recorded in São Paulo, Brazil at Norcal Studios in May-June 2011. The album was mixed and mastered at Split Second Sound Studios (Amsterdam, Netherlands) by Jochem Jacobs (Textures) in July. The release dates are the following: October 14th (Europe, North America / AFM Records), September 16th (Brazil / Laser Company), October 14th (Latin America / Icarus Records), October 19th (Japan / Victor JVC).

For more news : Edu Falaschi Official Website