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Permalink Corridor X – the CD Review by Noel

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Glad you like it, artdecade. Jamie really outdid himself on that solo, which was Chad Shivers idea.

I hope the notes above gave you some insight.

Kill, Baby...Kill! ... Apocalyptic Surf Punk from the bowels of Alabama!

www.killbabykill.com
http://www.deepeddy.net/artists/killbabykill/
www.reverbnation.com/killbabykillal
www.facebook.com/killbabykillal

Thanks so much for the kind words, Noah. I had fun doing it!!

I've been slowly digesting the album, and it is really infecting my brain. I think it captures your energy quite well! Your songs are really well thought out with very interesting riffs and melodies. I also really love all of the mood changes and shifts in dynamics... really makes it all feel alive! My only complaint: this CD is mastered really REALLY quiet... I had to do a big volume boost on the files in iTunes. Given that I listen to music almost 100% digitally, this corrected it for me.

Big kudos to you guys. It's a great album! Looking forward to where this trajectory is going to send this band next!

MadScientist wrote:

My only complaint: this CD is mastered really REALLY quiet... I had to do a big volume boost on the files in iTunes.

Not a complaint, but something odd I have noticed on my copy is that the volumes seem to be a bit all over the place. Tracks 1 and 2 are quieter, but track 3 is quite a bit louder. I was going to back the volume down in my car but I figure louder is always better!

To Boldly go where no Tiki has gone before...

I haven't noticed such things, beyond track 2 having obviously come from a separate recording session. I could have gone for a louder mastering job though. Time constraints really prevented the mastering engineer from working a lot more with the EQ.

Kill, Baby...Kill! ... Apocalyptic Surf Punk from the bowels of Alabama!

www.killbabykill.com
http://www.deepeddy.net/artists/killbabykill/
www.reverbnation.com/killbabykillal
www.facebook.com/killbabykillal

You are probably right. Track 2 has a different sound to it then track 3. Maybe what I was hearing as volume change was just a fuller overall tone.

To Boldly go where no Tiki has gone before...

To get the full effect of Corridor-X, play it at live-concert volumes. Big Grin

This is Noel. Reverb's at maximum an' I'm givin' 'er all she's got.

Yes, we completely upgraded equipment between the recording session of track 2 and the rest of the album. With that track I was still using a Peavey Blues Classic amp with a Fender FRV-1 pedal. Our drummer had a smaller kit at the time, and our Bass player didn't have his amp of choice.

But, with this said, our next album is not going to be recorded in one set of sessions like 'Corridor X' was. The pressure and time constraints were just too much. Our intention is to record the album as we can. This will, of course, require a fantastic mastering job in the end in order to build a cohesive album.

FYI, gears are turning for the new album already.

Kill, Baby...Kill! ... Apocalyptic Surf Punk from the bowels of Alabama!

www.killbabykill.com
http://www.deepeddy.net/artists/killbabykill/
www.reverbnation.com/killbabykillal
www.facebook.com/killbabykillal

killbabykill34 wrote:

Yes, we completely upgraded equipment between the recording session of track 2 and the rest of the album. With that track I was still using a Peavey Blues Classic amp with a Fender FRV-1 pedal. Our drummer had a smaller kit at the time, and our Bass player didn't have his amp of choice.

But, with this said, our next album is not going to be recorded in one set of sessions like 'Corridor X' was. The pressure and time constraints were just too much. Our intention is to record the album as we can. This will, of course, require a fantastic mastering job in the end in order to build a cohesive album.

FYI, gears are turning for the new album already.

Can hardly stand the wait. Drool

This is Noel. Reverb's at maximum an' I'm givin' 'er all she's got.

killbabykill34 wrote:

Yes, we completely upgraded equipment between the recording session of track 2 and the rest of the album. With that track I was still using a Peavey Blues Classic amp with a Fender FRV-1 pedal. Our drummer had a smaller kit at the time, and our Bass player didn't have his amp of choice.

That totally explains why the tracks sound different!

FYI, gears are turning for the new album already.

Righteous! I'm hoping that you guys are starting to build up momentum from this most recent release!

To Boldly go where no Tiki has gone before...

I certainly hope we build some momentum as well.

The outline for the next album is in the works. And if it happens as we want it, it will be a pretty ambitious project.

Until then, I am really hoping we can put together a long talked about early 80's Hardcore Covers Ep and a proposed split EP with some artists outside of the US.

Kill, Baby...Kill! ... Apocalyptic Surf Punk from the bowels of Alabama!

www.killbabykill.com
http://www.deepeddy.net/artists/killbabykill/
www.reverbnation.com/killbabykillal
www.facebook.com/killbabykillal

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