This is one of the two Lava tracks I worked on last week, Snake Loop Tk5. You can download the high quality mp3 here. The title of the track comes from the percussion loop that appears when the Flamenco guitar solos. It’s from 1993’s Snakecharmer version on the album The Hours Between Night + Day. This track was recorded in 1995 and I am not sure how we achieved this. I did not have ProTools yet. Maybe we put the big 2-inch multi-track tape on the analog recorder – I think I was using a Revox 24-track machine in 1995 and the Sony 24-track arrived the following year – and simply made a mix of just the percussion, recorded that onto a DAT and transferred that to the 2-inch reel we recorded Lava on… Maybe Jon remembers.
Wow! Really enjoying the Lava stuff – great performances. Its interesting to hear the ‘Snake’ loop used this way, I’ve always loved the backing perc.
Incidently, I recently bought a dvd (Seal Live in Paris) that features Eric giving another great performance.
Ottmar, I hope you can sort out your distribution, I would love to see another dvd from you. A mixture of performance, time lapse and slideshow sounds wonderful.
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Excellent! This has always been my favorite Lava track.
Love how much better these mixes sound.