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Singled Out: Candiria


08/18/2009
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(antiMusic) Welcome to Singled Out! where we ask artists to tell us the inside story of their latest single. Today John Lamacchia, guitarist for Candiria tells us about "Conjuring Spirits" from their album "Toying With The Insanities Volume I". We now turn it over to for John the story:

The track "Conjuring Spirits," on Toying With The Insanities Volume I, was performed by Ghosts Of The Canal which is a Candiria Side project featuring myself on guitar, Michael MacIvor on bass, Kenneth Schalk on keys, rhodes and percussion with guest, Troy Young on drums.

The track was fully improvised and recorded and mixed on the fly by recording engineer Michael Barile. When Ghosts Of The Canal records, we go into it with no preconceived idea of what we will be playing. We just go for it and let the magic happen. For the most part, these recordings have been extremely successful with a few exceptions.

I feel "Conjuring Spirits" is one of the most successful pieces we have ever recorded. There is an energy in the track that we captured, it's a very somber feel at first, but it's a beautiful vibe. When I go into the first solo I just felt at home with the key (E minor) we were playing in, and the guitar sort of just came alive. Later on in the track there is this Santana feel to it, like a 70's rock fusion vibe that all the Candiria members grew up really digging on. Michael Barile was having a lot of fun with this track using delays and reverbs to enhance the mood quite a bit. I really can go on about this track all day because I can honestly say that I think this song is a great representation of the style of music that I really enjoy playing and listening to. I feel the song is a great addition to the Toying With The Insanities releases and I look forward to hear what folks think about it.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album - right here!



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