Henk Westland, our irreplaceable sound engineer, went to Bremen for mastering our album with his versatile studio partner Marco Nola and their come out is incredible! They managed to bring all facets of the composition, the variety and mass of instruments and vocals to life; the band became pure Rock’n Roll.
Only a few little corrections and the album “UP” is ready!!
Marco Nola in Bremen.
Ally while making the last few corrections in Berlin at Henk Westland’s.
Now it took such a while, but it was worth it! Finally Ally is in Henk’s studio to do the final mixes!! Why it took so long, you might ask. For sure it had lots to do with the extent of the production: beside a normal rock band guests and soloists recorded their lines, every single choir voice and every single orchestra instrument was solely recorded and afterwards everything edited, edited, edited – until it became a unison.
Now Ally is allowed to give everything a last polish and then we hope to receive the master for our new album very soon to give it to our record label!!!
The past days have been very exciting for “Ally The Fiddle“! First our new musician and Chapman Stick player Rouven joined us to bring some excellent new sounds on the upcoming album, then Ally was singing all needed vocal parts and last but not least our friend Alf Ator (Knorkator) joined us for a few choir sounds to make the final song of the album complete. Thanks to everyone for this very intense week!! Especially to Henk, the master on the faders.
Enjoying the evening after a hard day of work: Band, Family and Friends.
Unfortunately we are not able to deliver your items until January, because Ally is on tour until December 30 2016 with Subway To Sally. We furtherer take your orders, but send your items from January 2 2017. We hope you will understand!
WE WISH YOU ALL BLESSED AND PEACEFUL HOLIDAYS AND A GOOD START INTO THE NEW YEAR 2017!
Now what to say: We announced our new album to be released in Fall 2016 – now there is winter. Two reasons, why we could not hold our deadline:
First reason: Our studio postponed our appointment, so we started months later than planned.
Second reason: Well… Ally’s compositions are way more complex than planned and our sound engineer is at least so very precise in his work, that studio and editing sessions take much longer than expected.
BUT we are very happy about it! Because our sound engineer puts so much love into it and we are offered new opportunities, like not expected guest musicians and instruments for the new album! And MANY THANKS to our record label “Gentle Art Of Music” for giving us all freedom to make this album really a remarkable one!!!