"We started writing this record in February of 2009 — it’s not that the songs were so complex that it took that long to get right — it’s more like not really having time to nurture them like we have in the past. We all live in separate cities spreading from NYC to Orlando, which means we can’t just get together on a weeknight to work out some tunes. [N]ow, year and half later, 11 have survived to make up the albume we will call “Icons”
It was stressful few months before the recording, since we were unsure what Fat was willing to give us as a budget. [...] Our budget pretty much meant that J. Robbins would be out of the question in terms a producer role, or any role for that matter. The budget would mean we have to become weekend warriors in the studio as well.
The good thing is that over the passed few years Colin has developed a relationship with wunderkind musical engineer/producer Will Yipp. He works out of the most famous recording in the Philly area called Studio, owned by the great Phil Nicollo. Will said he would be very excited to work on the project."
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