Wow, it’s already May and what a journey it has been.
I first want to thank you for your patience. This album has been two years in the making. Now reaching the end of the recording process I want to reiterate how integral your support has been in pushing this project over the finish line, and I can’t wait to unveil Arc en Ciel to you.
From the beginning this process has been a roller-coaster: finding the musicians in December, polishing up all the parts in January rehearsals, and tracking throughout all of February.
I was lucky enough to unveil some of the new touches we added to the songs in the studio at this year’s SXSW prior to moving on to post production. It was a much needed recharge being able to get back out there and do what I love: playing for and interacting with musicians and music lovers.
With fresh eyes and renewed energy I dove back into the studio in April for the final drive forward, yielding some great test mixes! From now until the end of June I will be focusing on mixing the final product. With the amazing foundation we laid down in the recording sessions, I am finally seeing Arc en Ciel materialize as a coherent album; and I couldn’t be more excited!
You may be saying to yourself, “but Vinnie, you promised a Spring 2014 release, what’s up with that?”. It is true we have fallen behind schedule, but I assure you the wait will not be much longer. After four years of blood, sweat, and tears, this project is finally coming together. So, I thank you not only for your continued patience, but for your support which has turned my dreams into a reality that I can’t wait to share with you.
Over the coming months there will be several more chances to stay up to date with Arc en Ciel:
1. Release of a brand new single accompanied with a new music video
2. A behind the scenes video documenting the recording process
3. A new live video recording of a song off the new album
4. Full-band, Los Angeles show featuring the new tracks
5. Full-band, New York show featuring the new tracks
I have to say I am most excited about the shows. I can’t wait to see you there and show you the amazing music we have made together.
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