From Mike Hansen:
Day 7: We’ve moved on to starting Lance’s lead parts. Finding tones for this proved to be no simple task. It’s a goal for me as a part of this band to be as transparent with whoever is kind enough to read this, so with that in mind I’d like to be honest about something….at one point, we had a Mesa Boogie triple rectifier dialed in. Not to worry though. We didn’t use it. We’re simply not metal enough. Lance pretty much blew through these and we couldn’t be more stoked at this point because little things like this really help the songs sound more full.
Day 8: Trying to find out what exactly makes a record sound like “a record” is something we’ve had a lot of fun exploring. We’re trying to find new tones that blend well with our rhythm and lead tracks and add some 3rd guitars to parts so they sound huge. We’ve been throwing around ideas about other things to add to the record that might help with the fullness of it all as well. It’s really nice to have the time in the studio to play around with these ideas.
Day 9: Vocals. YAY! This part is always extremely awesome because it really starts to bring out the mood of the songs. Even though I care about drumming a whole lot, vocals are always the “make or break” aspect of a band for me. Luckily, Jerry is a super talented dude who always throws his heart into this stuff. Without that dude, I don’t think I’d enjoy playing in Pentimento as much as I do. He’s on a steady diet of trying to get 3 songs done a day.