Overseas and Overjoyed
For the longest time the dream of mixing and mastering the record in Iceland seemed like a far-off promised land that I would never truly reach. And yet, here I am, writing this update to you all, sitting in Greenhouse Studios with Alex busily mixing at my side. I am exhausted from a week of vocal tracking, jet-lagged, and generally a disheveled mess, but I'm exactly where I want to be doing exactly what I want to be doing, so I have absolutely no complaints there. Alex and I just have to keep our fingers crossed that we can finish mixing this thing in only 6 days, which of course we'll be able to do, but it's going to require long hours and lots of focus. Good thing we have a beautiful view of the sky from our ivory mixing tower!
Speaking of views, I looked out the window on my flight over and was breathless with wonder as I gazed upon the vast expanse of snowy peaks that is Greenland - our flight path took us just over its southern-most tip, and I've never seen anything like it. I've posted a measly attempt at capturing its awesome beauty at the bottom of this update. I don't know that I've ever seen such a massive area of completely uninhabited land. It's refreshing to know that some parts of the world are still mostly wild.
Day One is drawing to a close, and already I anticipate Day Two like a kid awaits Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. When all of this is over, I hope to have made something that gives the listener goosebumps as it simultaneously warms them from the inside out. Is that so much to ask?
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