Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads

Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads
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WARNING: Listening to this music doesn't require parental approval. It's a bit of clean rebellion. It keeps your outlook up and your hope alive. It's got strong drums and screaming guitars. It pumps you up and drives your life. It's a hunger for exploration. It chooses the right and returns with honor. It's music you don't have to confess to your bishop.

It's not your parents' "Saturday’s Warrior".

It's "A Joyful Noise"

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Well, I think I might have finally nailed the mix. Only three tries, really. I was still having troubles getting the bass in the right spot. When I make it sound great in the studio it tends to boom in other places, so I have to remember that and adapt it accordingly.

There was really a lot of different elements to add in this time, and I'm a bit afraid that it might have gotten a bit crowded. I pulled everything way back in the first mix, and then when I did it again, I kept bringing certain elements back up. The electric piano, the spoken vocals, the scat vocals, the strings. I hope it all doesn't crowd the lead vocal. I think I've got it in place.

I shipped off 35 copies of "One United Generation" today. WindRiver Distributing is taking them to the Nauvoo Pageant. I hope they sell. I hope the music gets out there into the ears of people who need it and will like it.

A large part of both songwriting and creating musical art is communicating. And I, possibly moreso than many other musicians I know, need to know that I'm connecting with people. That's why I love it when I get emails from people who've heard the songs or gotten the CD. I love it when they tell me that a certain song teared up their eyes, or made them smile.

I love to hear an audience shouting after a really energetic show.

For a long time, I felt like I was dropping stones in a well and hearing no splashes. It's kinda nice to start to hear some coming back up. I'm not sure why it is that I crave that kind of validation, but there it is. Can't seem to change it, so I gotta roll with it!

MRKH - Mark Hansen
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