this week’s band is a new project of mine called asyutas from champaign, illinois. instead of writing about how it sounds, i’m going to spend this time telling you how much of a pain the recording process was…started in june, LITERALLY just got the master files back and now here they are for your puny little brains to listen to. i recorded this demo all by myself with the help of a. wolf doing all the technical aspects of recording and rick winn doing the mixing/mastering. i wanted to use this as an experiment as i’ve never done the whole “one man band” thing, except ironically, i plan on making this band a live incarnation too, somewhat soon. playing everything on the demo, including doing vocals, was interesting. i would say i’m definitely a control freak so having the process take as long as it did, was probably me just being overly picky. i just wanted to make sure it turned out just like i envisioned. every instrument was rerecorded at least twice if not more, plus one of the 4 track recorders we were using broke at the beginning of october. this song is called “woe” and it’s the title track on the demo, woe. i just finished recording the demo in mid-december, and like i said literally just got the files back…a six month ordeal, finally over. listen or don’t, i don’t care. if you like it, you can buy it here.