3WM The RED Album.
The RED album is 3WM third release and features songs composed and recorded in the second half of 2010. Half the album was recorded in August after returning from the NSW ski fields after a 10 date alpine tour. Four songs were recorded, Monkey Dub, Chilli Tap, John Mayer is a douchebag and Snow. These trax were released as singles throughout the end of 2010.
With Xmas approaching, the monkeys decided they would liek to finish an album of material in time for the silly season. Armed with new Focusrite recording equipment, they set to the task of compositing and recording 4 new songs.
The first of these was Divisions, which was sparked by turning the drum beat from the 30 seconds to mars song, " Closer to the edge" into a 5/4 groove. The resulting Chromatic lead line gave the track a very james bond style. As the track moved through 3-4 time signatures, the track was dubbed, "Divisions.
Shamozal was written next, and started with an incredible bass riff written by Alex. This track is in 13/16, and development of this track took about 4 weeks, and was recorded in late november. Kypo approaches the track with no grease on the guitar and tones featured from the Mesa Boogie Transatlantic amp.
Chillax was a track that eveloved from the Eventide Pitch Factor, providing an arpeggiated line. The track name was titled, "chilled arp" for many months, but renamed, "Chillax" when Kypo heard his son Noah mash Relax and Chill together.
Livingston Butchers was the last track to be developed over a short period of two weeks. The track features an intro bas and drum groove, developed by Liam, and transitions several themes to end on a space sounding jam. The title name came from the rare unreleased Beatles Album, that Kypo was reading about at the time.
The RED album concept was developed out of artistic frustration and competing timelines of releasing material. With Xmas coming on, and a xmas show at the Bull n Bush hotel, it was decided to Red the Material as the RED album. A small number of Hard copies were produced with a red sleeve, and have been exhausted. The RED album is now available as a digital downlaod from iTunes.
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