Friday, July 24, 2009

Week 6 of Golden Bloom exclusive

The time has come for Ryan's Smashing Life to offer their exclusive track, “Dead Petals”, from Golden Bloom’s forthcoming album, Fan the Flames and with it they’ve included an interview with the man behind the music, Shawn Fogel.

Ryan’s Smashing Life says of the new record, “We are already convinced that this album will prove to be one of the year's best new releases. (It's late July and I saw this with confidence.) Yes, Fan the Flames is that good.”

During the interview Fogel touches on the recording process and how certain instruments and even an accident played a key role in the overall sound of the album. Fogel recalls, “I fell in love with the glockenspiel while making this record, and you can hear it on more than half of the songs. "More glock in the rock!" became my mantra in the studio.”

He then touches on the exclusive track "Dead Petals" and admits, "If you listen carefully you can hear Roger's cat Chatterbox walking across the piano at the very end of the second verse. You'd think that when a cat mashes some dissident notes while you're rolling tape you'd scratch the track and go for another take, but Roger and I looked at each other and said 'that's a keeper'."