PROJECT 02 - in progress…
25 different tracks all written, performed and recorded by friends each given nothing but a song title to get them started. Free to work with others they were asked to submit an audio file and a photograph which resembled a particular letter (this formed not only the single artwork for their track but assembled together created an album cover for the playlist).
John Maguire, Stuart Howie, Thomas & John Gallacher, Snuffs McShuggy, Kevin Smith, Dougie Electrafrench, Ian Beveridge, Ronan McMacken, Adam, Sharon, Gavin, Lauren & Aimee Baird, Jennifer Fairgrieve, Annie MacFarlane, Emma Fairgrieve, Scott Watson, Stephen Maguire, Gerry Franchetti, Bry Simpson, Bob, Margy & Joe Bell, Leigh Mills, VAGUE ( ) SPACE, Alastair Buckle, Martin McGookin, Richard Cassie, Andrew Dobbie, Martin Montgomery, Grant Kerr, Graham McKinlay, David Sprott, Brendan O’Hare, Nicola Rainey, Susie Robertson, Olivia Kirtley, Jen Balfour.
A truly incredible project which each and every participant should be insanely proud of. Every track is unique in style, genre, everything… it’s just fantastic to be able to hear something so creatively personal and in such abundance. Sure there are a few musicians in there but there’s also many people who have not only never written a song before, but never actually played an instrument or had any previous musical inclination. Even the people involved who are musically minded, it was great to hear them create something which wasn’t what they normally create; experimenting with new ideas, techniques and styles. Fantastic!
A while back my friend started a rather ambitious project, to get all his friends to record a song.
Results were wildly different but all amazing. I was invoved it two. My homage to Black Sabbath and Candlemass with Join Forces and also in my band Vague ( ) Space with our song Strength In Numbers. Enjoy!