Every weekday in March we want to post some of the RPM Challenge albums you all recorded in February … So send along a link to yours, and tell us a little something about it? firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Myself and my good friend Louis House did an album for RPM this year – it being my very first and Louis’ second or third. We ended up with an alternative country album — heavily influenced by stuff like Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska and Jason Molina’s work. It has kind of a somber minimalistic feel, featuring only a semi-hollow body guitar, slide guitar and harmonica. We recorded in a big empty room to add to the feel a bit. The recordigns were done in a single day, which for better or worse end up sounding pretty raw and off the floor. It would have been impossible to complete this in any other month in St. John’s. When we sat down to write I think most of what we came up with was just a reflection of how absoultely miserable February is here for everybody. It was pretty cathartic to create something that way. I think everybody who is even remotely interested in RPM should give it a shot next year, it’s just one more way to deal with the general feeling of the season we’re all unfortunately aquainted with. What we’ve written was almost embarassingly personal but hopefully there’s something there for an audience to relate to. And RIP Jason Molina.” – Ryan Collins