AUM

by Gord Prior

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This track was funded by the following generous people:

Thomas Hutchinson, Todd Farhood, John Budzak, Jason Held, & Julie Martel. To all of you I owe a deep gratitude. Many sincere thanks.
It will be part of a full album soon.

I wrote this song on an acoustic guitar and went to Beach Road Studios to record it with well known producer extraordinaire Siegfried Meier. Siegfried and his studio were recently featured in a 5 page story in Professional Sound Magazine.

On January 24th, 2013 I brought my 12 year son along for the first time and he played guitar and bass on this track and did all the lead work.

We got to the studio at noon and I laid down an acoustic guide. I then added drums. I had never played this song before on the kit so I just went for it. I got it done in 1 - 2 takes. We spent around 3 hours tracking the entire song and took nice breaks to talk and eat and let Talyn play some of the great guitars on the wall. We didn't rely on protools trickery to correct everything, (well maybe the odd fart ha ha ) so what you are hearing are real takes from beginning to end...real performances.

I've learned to trust my instincts and not to think at all about what I'm doing when I'm being recorded. I go in prepared with an arrangement in mind but I'm open to all the random possibilities or what we love to call "happy accidents" that end up bringing so much more to a song. Being spontaneous, with the clock ticking means...just do it.

We left Beach Road Studios with Rache's famous homemade donuts and were home by 9 PM. A few days later Siegfried sent us the mix. We loved it & said don't change a thing!

My son learned so much that day, and as always so did I.

Co-Creating with people I love.

Happy listening,

Gord

PS: If you like it please share with your friends.

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released February 12, 2013

Siegfried Meier - recording, production, mix & mastering
Talyn Prior- lead guitar, bass
Gord Prior- vocals, drums, guitar
Emma Pratt - cover photo

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Gord Prior London, Ontario

Gord Prior writes, records, and performs music. He has done this since he earliest years.

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