Monday, May 24, 2010

Recording "Reflection" with Drum Legend, Lewis Pragasam

Recording the drums is probably one of my favorite part of the recording process, because not only is the Backbone of the song, you can say its very much different then the other instruments when it comes to recording it. The drums varies in the different venue / studio we are in because of the different acoustics, hence tuning it to get the Right TONE for the particular song is very much important and essential. So indeed, for this song "Reflection"..again we bring back International Drum Legend, Lewis Pragasam who recorded for DiversiFy on "MAHKOTA" & "Sudden Twist".

I personally think one of the most important component of the drum is the Snare which normally if you listen to any pop song, it comes in during the 2nd beat of the bar. and to have a solid Snare tone, it requires a little fussiness to go around it in which we all are. Today, for "Reflection", we used the "Cadesan" Signature Fibreglass Snare, which is the same snare Lewis recorded for Leehom's "Forever Love". What more it got that Solid Punch tone that i envisioned for this song.

Producing the Drums track @ The Arkstudio

Lewis & Dennis

Now, the Drums / Percussion legend laying down his Soul=)

Thank You~

God Bless!

Dennis Lau

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Back to School ....Old School

The Arkstudios
Sometimes, we Reflect on our doings, our right / wrong doings, attitude, morality, career, relationship be it with friends or close ones, etc. There was recently a moment i experienced it myself. And i guess, the best way is to express it through the music i make. At this very point of my life, i have longed for sometime to do a live studio session with our very own sessionist greats since the last stage of post production for DiversiFy...therefore, i always believe, as a person very much involved in arts, hence the creativity of the mind, Its very difficult to keep it inside without releasing it. Sounds strange but i guess the ppl who are in this "line" would know what i mean.

Sorting the expertise of a great friend / bassist of mine, Shah..this afternoon, we embarked on the journey of co-producing and recording the Rhythm Section of "Reflection", a song i composed recently during this period of time. To be honest, this moment is kind of bitter sweet for me but i have learned to overcome it and at the same time, grow from it. and, recording in the studio is just a Blissful experience and the perfect medicine.

Instead of the style i am accustomed to in recording the first album, i want a totally different approach for "Reflection" without loosing the identity of myself. As some of you might know, im very much influenced by the style of John Mayer thus in time, you will be able to listen the "Mayerism" in me in this song. At the same time, i would want each and everyone of you to Feel the message i would like to deliver in this song in compatible with the title of it. I always belive making a song is exactly like making a movie. Likewise, in producing an album.

Anyway, Very much excited about it, because an All Star Band is always not to be missed without capturing any Pics & Videos.

I shall let the below PICS & VIDS tell the journey of our session earlier this afternoon. Enjoy!

Lewis Pragasam on Drums

Jamie Wilson on the Acoustic

& the Electric

Shah Co Producer / Bass Man

Jamie & Dennis

Shah & Benjamin, Recording Engineer

Shah's Music Man Bass

Thanks bro, "you know what i mean eh?=)"

Much appreciation to my trustie / reliable Keyboardist and Pianist Wilson Jong for tracking the Grand Piano as well!

Now, presenting to you, the Drums Legend.....

with Guitar Maestro.....



God Bless!

Dennis Lau

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Reflect & Reborn


Its time to revived this blog (hopefully daily) with some interesting facts and plans which i cant wait to share to all of you. And i promise i would be updating it more frequently right now as several projects have taken its toll on my writings. Nevertheless, Thanks so much for all the support towards the music especially the album- DiversiFy. It has been a blessing..really..frm the Big Man up there and each and everyone of you for Inspiring!



God Bless!

Dennis Lau