When I started recording Acquiescence, I knew I wanted a wide array of timbres and tones. I ended up using close to 10 different guitars, and several different amps to get some really groovy tones.
Here's the list of guitars I used...and although I have a few gems (mostly handed down to me from my Father), most of my guitar collection is full of junk. Lol.
Gibson Les Paul Custom
Samick Artist Series SG
Fender Squire Strat ("relic'd" by yours truly)
Fender Lite Ash Tele
Schecter PT Diamond Series
Sears Silvertone 1448 (w/amp in case)
Guild D40 NT
Epiphone 5-String Banjo
Peavey Foundation 5-String Bass
Here's an Instagram post of the pictures as well
In this second installment, you will learn a bit more about the album's title.
We'll dig deeper into the inspiration for the album and dig even deeperer into the similarities between my Citizen 603 album and the songs and concept of Acquiescence.
Even though both records coincidently have (16) songs...there is actually a lot more to these projects than meets the eye...G.I JOE!!!!! oh wait...wrong show.
Last week, my newest album, Acquiescence. was released. To a humbling reception and great feedback, the album was quite a success...moreso because I actually got the darn thing out. lol
Anyway, I just wanted to give you a little glimpse into the making of this album. In Part I of the making of Acquiescence, I share how the album's inspiration and inception all began.
What started as a change in my morning routine transpired into an albums worth of new songs. Instead of jumping on the computer, I decided to more or less "jump into my mind", as it seemed there were still a few things I needed to get out of my creative mind that I couldn't quite touch within my 2016 release Citizen 603: Somewhere In The Near Future.
So, as much as the songs from Acquiescence seemed like an accident or come out of thin air; in hindsight, the songs and content was always there.
I hope you enjoy this first part. There are more to come
I now present to you ACQUIESCENCE.
Clocking in at close to 80 minutes and 16 tracks to boot, Acquiescence is one of my most sincere and honest albums to date; both musically and conceptually.
Ranging from genre's like hard rock to bluegrass, swinging jazz to death metal; it's musical ADD...not really. Even with the wide array of music styles, I think I was still able to create a nice cohesive album with tunes and genre's flowing into one another seamlessly.
The album is now available in a several different formats: CD / Digital from *Bandcamp and also on iTunes, Amazon and all the other major retailers.
I recommend downloading from Bandcamp, because you'll receive the follow choice BONUS ITEMS not offered anywhere else:
*BANDCAMP DOWNLOAD BONUS ITEMS:
- 2 Bonus Tracks (Devil In the Details & Undersung)
- The "F*#*!! Track" (15 min blooper reel)
- My Original iPhone Voice Memo Recordings (of all 16 tunes)
- Lyrics PDF (with guitar tunings and dates of inception)
Acquiescence recently hit iTunes and is available for pre-order now.
If you pre-order today you'll get the tune "Faded" downloaded instantly. Then on Friday, April 20th, the rest of the album will be available within your iTunes library.
We're almost there! Exactly one week from today the album will be out!! I can't wait for everyone to hear this new music!
I’m proud to announce that on April 20th, 2018, my new album Acquiescence will finally be released.
The album can now be pre-ordered via Bandcamp and will available in both CD & digital formats. You'll receive the first 2 tracks off of the album immediately upon purchase, then...
Once the album is officially released, not only will you get the entire 16 track album, you'll also receive these choice BONUS ITEMS:
The album will be on iTunes soon, if that's your bag. (but you won't get any of these neat bonus items I'm including in the Bandcamp download)
Be sure to follow me on Instagram to watch and hear more clips from the album!
Until then...be excellent to each other.
What does that even mean? I don't know...it sounded cool at the time. Anyway - ACQUIESCENCE is done! "The dishes are done, man!"
If you're following @geoffbarone on Instagram then you'll be seeing daily posts of little slices of the cover art for the album.
Check out the first post below and don't forget to follow. When all slices have been shown, then all will be revealed about pre-order and official release dates.
Hi folks, Geoff Barone here.
It's been awhile. It's February now so you may have asked yourself "Geoff, what's up with your album? Are You Done Yet?" ...almost...
As you may recall, I announced the release of Acquiescence was going to happen way back in August 2017...well obviously that wasn't the case. See, I got to a point in October that I just didn't wanna look at the sessions anymore...I just couldn't. I was burned out. It was a mixture of burnout and fear….
“happy anniversary, happy anniversary!!”
Five years ago today, I released my concept album: Conversation Pieces.
It was a success on a few levels. First, it garnered some really great reviews from such publications as PROG & Progression magazines. It was featured on both 8BitX and Progtopia Podcasts and sold out of all the limited number of physical CD’s I got pressed (well a ¼ of those I just gave away)
Do you ever feel alone?
Do you ever feel like there's no one around to talk to?
I've spent a lot of time by myself whilst recording Acquiescence and as you will see in this new album update video, it seemed like the only person I had to talk to was... myself. ;)
Hope you enjoy it..I know we did.