The Music (2007)

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All songs written, performed and produced by John Keffer
Artwork by John Keffer

This is the first album I ever made in my basement studio. I decided to plug my guitar and keyboard straight into the stock soundcard on my PC to see what kind of recordings I could produce. Using a pitched down guitar for bass, a cheap Yamaha keyboard for drums and organ (no midi,) plus a plastic desktop microphone that came free with my soundcard for vocals, I came up with "Sparkle (Along The Highway)". Although it was very lo-fi, I felt the recording really captured the escence of the song. I soon upgraded my soundcard, dug out my trusty SM58 micophone, found some cheesy midi drum sounds and recorded the rest of the album.