True Panther Sounds Armed simply with a laptop and the voice she was given,…
- Posted on Jan 7th 2011 11:23AM by Mike Ayers
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"There are certain songs that are very driven by the beat," Mesirow told Spinner. "For example, on the song 'Home' I made such a confusing beat and I got thrown off and realized I was playing it differently in the second half of the song than I was in the first half of the song. Then it sort of dictated what the content would be and it all came together at once."
Eschewing costly studios, Mesirow recorded and constructed 'Ring' in her home and a handful of oddball places like an airplane, mid-flight, and while shoe shopping. "It was echoey because of the concrete floors," she said of recording vocals in a shoe store. "All of the stuff I've written on airplanes has been the weirdest stuff I've done. But usually it's weird in a way that I'm happy with. One of the times, the airplane was so loud that I didn't actually hear what I was recording and ended up getting some really fun extra stuff."
Sure, Spinner HQ isn't as kooky as recording 30,000 feet above ground, but we think Glasser's performance still stands out as one of the more eclectic sets we've featured in a long time.