(L-R: Ben, Jason, Chad)
Here are some of the frightful sounds currently being produced by the newly-formed three-piece in rehearsal. Variations on the middle section of Captain Caper, no less. Featuring Jason “Bruce” Green on drums, and Chad “Bruce” Borchard on bass.
If you’re not familiar with Captain Caper, you can sample the original track on the Music page. By a happy coincidence, this rehearsal clip picks up where the other one left off.
Recorded with a single room microphone, so judge the sound quality accordingly![audio:http://bencraven.com/blogposts/20080427_captain_caper_be_afraid/20080425%20captain%20caper%20-%20rehearsal%20excerpt.mp3]
It’s not turning out quite the way I planned it.
While I’m getting on with the real business of recording the follow-up to Two False Idols, Band of Bruces is the name I’ve given to a side project of simpler songs. You know, music that doesn’t actually need four guitar parts to play live, or three-part vocal harmonies to sound right, or a bloke on theremin.
Well that’s not entirely true.
I’m a songwriter/musician/producer from Brisbane, Australia. In other words, I’m whatever I have to be to record and put out my own music.
Two years ago I released my debut album, Two False Idols, under the name of Tunisia. I described it as “cinematic rock”. Phil the marketing bloke called it “progressive singer-songwriter”, which was even better. It came out on my own label, Desert Comb Music, and was physically distributed by Cargo Records across Europe. It’s also available on iTunes just about everywhere.