back when i was in community college my teacher told us the story of a girl in his class who wanted to have sex with her boyfriend but they didnt have any lube so they used mayonnaise. fast forward a couple of days and she’s getting random orgasms during class and driving places so she goes to the doctor and they check her out and guess what they found
okay ill tell you it was maggots. maggots were in her vagina giving her orgasms.
I am very very very happy about Mike’s update with the new Linkin Park album.
1. The band should produce the album themselves. I want to hear how they really sound now without outside influence.
All our previous albums were done with a producer at the helm; this album has largely been self-produced.
2. Get a new studio. New place = new inspiration = new sound.
First of all, we’re not in the same studio. All our previous albums (except MTM) were recorded at the same studio; this album is not being done there.
3. Get rid of their computer routine. Get rid of their predictable format. Just jam!
We normally write in a organized and regimented style, recorded into the computer; this album has been the product of a mix of focused experimentation and free form jamming. We’re even tracking parts to tape instead of going exclusively digital.
4. Bring back some of the spunk and energy that fans have been whining for.
I’ve been spending 10-12 hours a day in the studio–jamming, experimenting, writing, recording, re-writing, re-recording…searching for the sound that truly captures where we’re at as a band right now. Something bold and energetic. Something with a balance between the chaos and order.
I am reblogging this now that we’ve heard the first single. They’ve exceeded my expectations and I couldn’t be happier. I will be reblogging this again when the album releases.
The most exciting thing about all this is that this album is self-produced. As much as I like Rick Rubin, I think producing this album on their own will bring more organic results.
If we look at Mike’s track record for producing, he’s done the majority of the HT EP, which was more experimental than the HT LP. He’s also produced Reanimation, if we take into account of the tracks he and the other band members remixed and the overall album altogether. He’s produced his side project The Rising Tied with Jay Z as executive producer. He’s also got the Raid soundtrack under his belt. Let’s not forget the demos released in LPU, which always tend to sound more different than the finished product.
It’s going to be great to hear what a REAL Linkin Park album sounds like without any outside producer on the wheel influencing them.