Posted by Leonel Garcia - Friday, March 23, 2012
Behind The Mirror 
Behind The Mirror is my latest (finished) album, a rock album.
Recorded as always by myself, it almost was going to be another funk album, in fact the first song recorded for it was a funky song with a bass line similar to a James Brown song and included some keyboard horns but when I recorded the guitars I found that they where not in tune with the bass so I discarded the song and decided to end the funk album concept I was going to start and instead recorded another simple rock album like "Memories Lost Under Grey Hair ".
This will be the last album that I use the really bad technique of mixing right after each instrument is recorded and build up a song bit by bit, I'm now using a software where I can mix it all when everything is recorded. I know this kind of software's been available for more than a decade but even though I'm a computer technician I am also very resistant to change that's why I don't have a Facebook or Twitter account, I now have an ipad and apart from recording a couple of songs using Garage Band and playing Soul Calibur I just have it stored in its case.
I hope you like it and find something in it that you will treasure which is what I look for in bands/artists, like for example I'm writing this while listening to Supertramp's "Goodbye Stranger" and that song is one of those special pop songs that will always sound good even if you listen to it 40 years later, I mean it's been like 32 years since it came out. I don't compare my songs to Supertramp's (and I wouldn't like to be compared to them) but "Goodbye Stranger" is such a great song that my goal is to have at least one song that people listen ten years from now and still like it.
Here's what I think of some of the songs:
FAME / I'M GOING TO PAY
The songs I like the least.
BEHIND THE MIRROR
Was originally recorded with an acoustic guitar and decided to make it rock and it does rock a little, I love the middle solo section.
NANCY BROKE MY HEART
Was written about a guitarist from Seattle named Nancy who has a sister named Ann.
LOVESICK / LOCKED / THE MERCURY DROPS
These songs were recorded using alternate tunings and is the first time I used those, I like how different they sound from the rest.
MORNINGS IN DISGUISE
The solo was recorded using a guitar effect that emulates the Brian May sound.
I like the guitar lick which was inspired believe it or not by Sergio Mendes' version of "Pretty World".
I DON'T CARE IF YOU CARE
One of my favorites, contains piano. Very short song.
My favorite song from the album, I like all the guitar parts, rhythm, filler and solo.
CONSTANT REFLECTIONS OF THE FLOOR
Another favorite. This one really is a cousin of "Maquis" from "La Résistance Française" and the first line is the same: "Word came from the mountain", I think this is my best tribute to Spacemen 3 / Spectrum. It's the only psychedelic song in the album.
There are two more albums in queue just waiting for lyrics. My goal right now is to finish both and maybe one more this year. I'm going on vacation next week so that will be a dead week for music but I'm not a bit sad about it.
If you can play it loud I guarantee it will sound so much better.
I will be using my dropbox account to upload my albums because of the latest attacks to some of the best known file sharing servers.
LINK [Including Artwork]: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/37711895/BehindTheMirror.rar