Thursday, December 31, 2009

What's In Store For The New Year

Hi all:
With this, my final post of 2009, I'd like to thank all of you who have been so encouraging to me since this project began. As Random Acts of Beauty (the album's tentative title) moves closer toward the finish line, I would like to especially thank legendary Camel guitarist/flautist/singer/keyboardist/composer Andy Latimer whose guidance and words of wisdom have been truly invaluable; along with my son Justin who continues to amaze me with his talent and sunny attitude; and brother-in-law Guy for his amazing drumming and state-of-the-art mixing studio. What 2010 holds remains to be seen but I have a feeling things could get rather exciting.

The instrumental Vampyre is now finished save for Justin's guitar leads. We will most likely mix that song along with the highly complex Chambermaid sometime next week which will bring the number of songs that are completely in the can to four (Blue Rain, Panic Attack, Chambermaid, and Vampyre). Masquerade is nearly complete but remains a work-in-progress to some degree.

We're going to take a short break while I concentrate on getting Camel's new DVD The Opening Farewell, which I am producing, ready for release. When we resume recording, we will begin tracking the new as yet untitled song which should (hopefully) turn out to be one of the album's highlights.

Hope you all have a healthy and exciting New Year!

David Minasian

1 comment:

  1. I'm so excited about the Camel DVD. I kick myself every day for not going. I live near San Francisco and remember it like yesterday, thinking, "No, they'll be back. This is Camel's home." I have every Camel DVD and they are played more than all the other 100 combined. Your work is just really wonderful and the new one promises to be great as well.

    All the best with your album. Of course I'll check it out.

    Take care and please give my regards to Andy and Susan. Camel's music continues to reveal hidden treasures.

    Richard Moseley