Back in November/December of 2018, I met up with Ryan Post and the Oscillator gang to work on a number of songs for their first demo release. After the dust had settled and it was just Ryan and I left tweaking the last bits of those demos, we decided to break away our attention and work on a song that he’d been sitting on that was outside of the Oscillator mold.
We whipped out a few quick takes playing through the song on our Yamaha CP-70B. In order to add more atmosphere than the standard pickup output of the electric grand, I used an X-Y cardioid pattern with two Shure PGA181s above the harp and mixed the two together with a solid amount of lexicon plate reverb.
After getting a nice roomy vocal take to accompany the piano, we starting adding a bit of flair. Using a microkorg as a vocoder during the last chorus and a Dave Smith Instruments Mopho X4 for the swelling outro, we polished up and signed off on the track.