EAST OF SINAI
I have spent over 40 years in studio recording and mixing and I have worked on many albums over that time. Here is a recent example from a project that I recorded and mixed for the Trevor Dick Band. The tracks were recorded at Noble Street Studios in Toronto and I mixed the project largely from my own studio. The New World album was mastered by George Seara. The project received a Covenant award from the Gospel Music Association of Canada for Instrumental Album of the Year in 2015 and it also received two Global Music Awards for Top Ten Album and Band of the Year. I love all the tracks so it was hard to just pick one but here it is. The band describes the track, East Of Sinai, this way:
This song’s spy overtones and middle eastern flavour features drummer, Steve Heathcote, in an all out drum solo in the outro section of the song. The music is purposely unsettling, like traveling into a war zone. It “unravels” as it progresses to the final resonating, reverberating chord. East of Sinai represents both the present unrest in the Middle East and also the feelings of fear/uncertainty we all feel when venturing into the unknown. The title also recalls the Biblical story of Numbers 13:1-33 where Moses dispatched twelve Israelite chieftain spies to scout out the Land of Canaan (promised land). These sleuths (with the exception of Joshua and Caleb) quickly lost faith and became afraid of the the giants in the land and their fortress cities with walls too tall to climb.