Sevenstring.org Song Of The Month August 2009 - New Way Home's "Chrysalis"

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  1. DDDorian

    DDDorian Mantis Toboggan, M.D Super Moderator

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    <strong>Sevenstring.org Song Of The Month: June 2009 - New Way Home's "Chrysalis"</strong>
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    <b>New Way Home's "Chrysalis"
    <img style="padding:20px;" src="http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/1366/sotmnewwayhomelogo.jpg" alt="Keith Merrow"/>
    Listen: (SoundClick - Myspace)</b>

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    <span style="color:eek:range;font-weight:bold;"> Name/age/location: </span>

    Rich, 29, New Zealand

    <span style="color:eek:range;font-weight:bold;">Who are your biggest musical influences?</span>

    Tool and Meshuggah in general have been extremely important bands to me since the early nineties. Vocally, Tim Williams ( V.O.D, Bloodsimple ) Layne Stayley, Maynard Keenan and Chino Moreno are pretty high up on the list. Ken Andrews and Devin Townsend's music is an absolute gift from the gods.

    <span style="color:eek:range;font-weight:bold;"> For those who haven't yet heard your song, describe "Chrysalis" in seven words or less:</span>

    Start, quiet, loud, quiet, loud, Stop.


    <span style="color:eek:range;font-weight:bold;">What was the writing process like for "Chrysalis"?</span>

    A bit of a melting pot. I tend to be slightly overbearing as far as structuring/song direction goes but the ideas came from everyone and it was a pretty open floor of communication. The skeleton was written by Monk (New Way Home guitarist) about 6 years ago and we just bashed the full body out between the practice room and our home studios.

    <span style="color:eek:range;font-weight:bold;">Did the song turn out as you'd envisioned it?</span>

    In some ways it did, but other things took shape that were unexpected. Parts just gradually got connected. I think the best ingredient for songwriting is being able to tell when something isn't working or if something is missing and to talk openly about how to resolve the problem. Often you end up places you never thought you'd find yourself in and that can be really rewarding.

    <img style="padding:20px;" align="right" src="http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/8130/sotmnewwayhomeband.jpg" alt="Keith Merrow"/>
    <span style="color:eek:range;font-weight:bold;">What gear was used for the recording of "Chrysalis"?</span>

    DFH Superior 2.0
    Engl Fireball
    Mesa Mark IV
    Palmer PDI 03
    Ibanez RG Prestige (SD Full shred)
    G and L L2500
    Sansamp PSA1
    Wunder cm7gt ( U47 clone )
    Api 512C mic pre
    Api 525 compressor
    Body Parts eg : vocal chords, fingers, tendons, muscles, bones, nervous system etc.


    <span style="color:eek:range;font-weight:bold;">Where should people go if they want to contact you or hear more of your music?</span>


    New Way Home on MySpace
    New Way Home on SoundClick
    ...and my profile here at ss.org



    If you'd like to have your say in choosing next month's Song Of The Month, click here and nominate and/or vote for the ss.org member's song of your choice. Be sure to follow all rules/guidelines (found here) to ensure a smooth and hassle-free voting period. Rock on!:metal:
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    Grats! The song is so awesome.
     
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    This song is pretty sweet! Also, it seems as though They wrote Keith's song "Andromeda". :lol:
     
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    Awesome track man, deserving SOTM winner. Great riffs!
     
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    Xanithon Headbobbing Galore

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    i saw these guys live opening for Meshuggah in Auckland - that was before they had these songs. Much improvement from before i must say. A fast and upcoming favourite band of mine!
     
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    Fler Òran Mór

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    Shit, a good reminder that I need to catch up with good old Romily.

    Great band and good fellows, support em globally!
     
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    sol niger 333 I like stuff

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    Thanks you fullaazzz!! Recording all these demos properly in January so should have a full length out in 2010. Cheers everyone for your votes and props!! :)
     
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    Amazing song! I love the atmosphere it creates, it's so unique. I can't wait for the album to come out.
     

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