I saw a scroll in the right hand of the one who sat on the throne. It had writing on both sides and was sealed with seven seals.
Then I saw a mighty angel who proclaimed in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?”
But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to examine it.
I shed many tears because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to examine it.
One of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. The lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has triumphed, enabling him to open the scroll with its seven seals.”
Then I saw standing in the midst of the throne and the four living creatures and the elders, a Lamb that seemed to have been slain. He had seven horns and seven eyes; these are the (seven) spirits of God sent out into the whole world.
He came and received the scroll from the right hand of the one who sat on the throne.
When he took it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each of the elders held a harp and gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of the holy ones.
They sang a new hymn: “Worthy are you to receive the scroll and to break open its seals, for you were slain and with your blood you purchased for God those from every tribe and tongue, people and nation.
You made them a kingdom and priests for our God, and they will reign on earth.”
I looked again and heard the voices of many angels who surrounded the throne and the living creatures and the elders. They were countless in number,
and they cried out in a loud voice: “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches, wisdom and strength, honor and glory and blessing.”
Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, everything in the universe, cry out: “To the one who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor, glory and might, forever and ever.”
The four living creatures answered, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped.
Just finished producing, recording, mixing, and mastering Danny Carbo’s One of These Days EP, and it was very fun to work on. We took things back in sort of a retro-rock fashion and it’s really got quite a solid vibe to it. And if a recording doesn’t have a vibe, well…don’t put it out.
This track in particular starts with a very dirty intro (Danny’s idea) that drops into the verse perfectly. Heavy amounts of distorted tape from URS’s Saturation plugin helped screw up the intro and separate the two parts.
This was also the first track I used my ‘72 Fender Rhodes Stage on…it ran through the Orange Tiny Terror with a healthy amount of gain, but was also DI’ed and reamped with IK Multimedia’s Amplitube Fender plugin on a Twin Reverb setting for a roomier sound.
Matt Suchman rocked some very grooving drums on this one which set a good foundation. The real snare track was supplemented by a roomy snare sample from Steven Slate’s Trigger plugin, which was then run through a slapback-type delay.
Let me know what you think, and buy the EP when it’s released very soon!
Here is the final master of a song called Natural Moon by a very cool band I’ve been working with, Holy MTN. It’s been refreshing to work on something a little different for a change, and these guys are great musicians and songwriters so they’re a blast to work with. Keep them on your radar.
Heavy compression from Waves’ JJP Bass plugin helped the bass pop out during the slap parts. On the vocals, a hard Autotune and delay from SoundToys’ Echoboy during the drop into the second chorus makes it hit hard. A triplet delay from Logic’s Tape Delay set up a good groove for the drum bus, which was warmed up by IK Multimedia’s Fairchild 670 emulation.