I recorded a bunch of drum beats and rhythm guitar tracks so that Mark and I could start another Rain Station project. It’s been nearly 8 years since we’ve been in the studio together. When I first recorded the drum beats, I listened to them, thought they were sparse, and wasn’t sure if anything could be done with them. Mark just walked in and played bass and guitar like we had been doing this just yesterday. As he played, I said, gosh, that sounds like Rain Station.

We thought it would be interesting to share the entire journey along the way. The two tracks we worked on are far from done, have no lyrics, but here they are. As they grow, we’ll continue to post the songs so you can hear the progression. It’s neat to hear a basic track, then the next, until it becomes a finished produced song.

The process of making music is by far my favorite part. Finding the perfect riff to fit a beat, all the way to figuring out how the music feels, and writing lyrics that fit the setting. It feels like a discovery. I make something up, Mark adds a track or two, and something unknown is revealed. It’s like finding tuna in your jello, you just don’t expect it. Since the process is so exciting, we thought it would be cool to share the project from start to finish, just for fun. Isn’t that cool? Nobody does that.

Here’s what we have so far:

RS-01.mp3

RS-13.mp3

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