Ishcabittle is Ed Morris, a multi-instrumentalist, looping, dancing, muppet looking one man band who plays with a badass drummer.
At the recommendation of my collaborator Alex, I purchased an honest to goodness recording interface this week. It was between the PreSonus here and the FocusRite 2i2, the 2i2 has 96KHz sampling over the Audiobox’s 48KHz, but the Audiobox has MIDI. MIDI was the better choice, absolutely, as I have synced start/stop and clock data from Garageband to the drum machine and looper, opening up a whole new range of possibility. Change drum sounds, rework all the software drums, cut/copy/paste sections of the tunes I’m working with, the list goes on.
Now I just need to put in the effort.
there are plenty of sappy, over used clichés I could spout about the changing of seasons, the changing of priorities, and the changes your life makes when a child comes into it.
i’ll spare you that and just say that there may be less content coming to ishcabittle.com and more coming to ishcabittle.me. less videos of loopy post rock, more videos of cooing infants.
that’s not to say that i’m going away forever. in a few months i will be aggressively seeking shows, and i’ll post the details as soon as i get them.
windfarm by ishcabittle
back in the saddle.
what do you get when you put two old friends in one old friend’s basement and add power?
moving my life, career, and family back to atlanta afforded me a chance to get back in touch with my friend wade page, drummer for many fantastic atlanta bands like ocelot, untied states, and centre (to name a few). wade has two drum sets, a base amp, a piano, a hammond m3 organ, and a swanky seventies vibe in his basement, and we’ve practiced my songs enough to know that we like the sound we make.
i started playing in bands with wade when i was twenty, fifteen years ago. playing with him again has warmed by heart very well.
today marks the release of my first recording, ep1.
you can pick it up for the low, low price of $4. doing so and you help fund the production of an LP, for which i am writing songs now.
head over to music.ishcabittle.com and get your copy now!
mr. bill brown has done an excellent job, and for that i am greatful. with drums complete, we are now on to mixes.
over the weekend, bill and i solidified our ideas and energy levels for each song and got him ready to record drum tracks. it’s amazing how live drums adds an exponential amount of drama and interest to my songs, and i’m especially grateful for bill and his work on this first recording.
there’s only so far a drum machine can take you - i’m thinking of adding more devices to the midi chain to spice it up. we’ll see
my debut ep, ep1, is currently in the recording process. it will be four tracks, based on demos 14, 35, 43, and 48. live drums is our next step, followed by preliminary mixing. this rough mix will be a demo for press packs and booking, and as money comes in i plan on mixing and mastering at chicago mastering service.