Under the Covers with Matthew Carefully
Always more music! “B3 does B3″ is a project that we’ve been working on since the start of 2012. The participating artists chose some of their favorite fellow B3nsonite’s tunes and are putting their own spin on them.
Matthew Caerfully does Sgt Dunbar
& for next week, Swamp Baby!
I apologize for missing last weeks post… I experienced missing time. Have no fear though, B3nson does B3nson is still rolling along and weekly posts shall continue!
“Being able to take step back for a moment and say, in the end, this will become the past , and this feeling means I am growing. It is in these moments that I realize, and every time I have to realize it again what really is important to me. The song is essentially about that realization, the distant sight of joy in the face of misery. ”
Above, an excerpt from Alex Muro’s backstory of “The Weight”
Below, Matthew Carefully’s take on the tune:
A couple questions for Matthew:
WHO is on the recording?:
This is a Matthew Carefully recording with Katie Hammon and Emily Stewart singing as well. We have since been called the Connect Fours and are now negotiating a different name to go on some recordings we will be working on over the summer! Stay tuned, please.
WHERE was the recording done?:
All recordings took place at Right Jamboree, where I’ve recorded everything with the Matthew Carefully moniker on it in the past three years.
HOW did you make the recording?:
I played the main synthesizer situation directly into ProTools, then layered floor toms, snare drums and more synthesizer as well as vocals onto the track. Emily came over and whipped up her part very quickly, then Katie was the final piece of the puzzle a few weeks later.
a Critter & Guitari Pocket Piano GR, a Ludwig floor tom, a Pearl copper snare drum, some sort of synth patch for low end, ProTools, voices
Why did you pick this song and artist to cover?:
“The Weight” is a lovely song – full of poignant lines and thoughtful sentiments. I could have only hoped to do it justice.
WHAT was the hardest and/or most fun part or re-arranging and recording this song?:
The most difficult aspect was dialing-in the mix the way I wanted it, as with every recording project. The most fun part was hearing all three vocal parts come together in the mix.
AND FOR NEXT WEEK!!
Here is a tune by B3nson heart-breakers, Swamp Baby, called “Ocean Overflows” which made its apperance on the first ever B3nson Family Funsgiving Compilation, back in the great year of 2008:
Without further ado, Swamp Baby’s Nick Matulis:
oh, the ocean, right. totally forgot. i think the ocean overflowed in my brain.