3 countries, 755 miles & 72 gigabytes
Some places you find just make you stop. and think
Bullet marks on the hill fort that was under siege for 12 days
Recording the fantastic echoes bouncing off the walls within the fortifications.
(i'm holding microphones in the air)
30 miles later "look there is a tank....i've got a great idea for a riff!"
You know when you have cycled high up when there are pictures of people skiing on the walls. (5900feet) ha ha
Across the border into Germany lots of up cycling through forests. Just brilliant!
Stopped inside a disused quarry recording and playing with sound.
Climbed up the old city wall to work on songs over looking the town of Bad Munstereifel
Then popped into a beautiful old church and recorded some respectful cheek slapping beats
There you are cycling along, then "wooooooooaaaarhhh" look at that!
The massive Effelberg radio telescope
Another world(s) of contemplation, inspiring vocally, musically and mentally.
35 miles down the road, ha ha. Stumbled upon a radio transmitter.
I went and had a scout about and found the back door was open.
So we went in and climbed about 150 meters up the stairs to have this view
Fantastic, deep reverb ( the sound of a space ) ricocheting off the spiral staircase.
We also recorded the sound of the beat of our feet running around the middle of the tower at 110 beats per minute. ha ha
All powered by Radishes and beetroot, washed down with a litre of chocolate milk. Yummmmm
The Rhine valley
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Went into the city centre and played at the town hall...
Also whilst in Wiesbaden we went to see Audio-Technica
...and used their studio.
Ha ha. So we managed to get a little bit of life out of our dead phones by hiding out of the rain and stealth charging off of my laptop...woohaa. we found somewhere.
Character building. ha ha
A full on few days packed with adventure and discovery. All in the name of writing and recording an album.
Cycled a long way from home now. What next?
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