Japan, as ever, was full of people. It was good to see Mr. Udo and his team of loyal helpers, and all the concerts went off without a hitch. We had some great shows. The only problem we had, and always have had over the years, is adjusting to the restrained ways of Japanese audiences, who are very enthusiastic but incredibly polite.
Messages from Roger Glover
The name of the album is PURPENDICULAR
Written, performed and produced by Deep Purple (cheap)
The mood of the band is very good. All except myself have now flown away, in high spirits, looking forward to the next step (hope it’s not a silent footstep!)
A bitter sweet atmosphere hangs over the studio, the engineers, the staff, etc. because it’s coming to an end (they’ve had enough)
Mixing finishes today, 21st.
All recording work finished. (for now)
16 songs in the mixing process. (a new recipe in the blender)
We’ve been using two studios, a walk from each other. One to finish the last bits of recording, one to mix in. (keeps us in shape for tennis)
The final tennis championship about to start. (I’ll post the results)
It’s taken longer than anticipated.
18 songs currently under construction. (we had to stop writing the stuff!)
Some all but finished and some needing work. (where’s that gaffa tape?)
All are band compositions. (should be *banned*?)
All songs were done at the same tempo so as not to confuse the musicians. (1,3,4, …um)
Most of what’s left to do is vocal work. (it’s also what’s right to do) ;-}
To that end, some members have flown away, but will probably be flowing back before it is finished.