Day 20 - Harmagedon

I slept pretty okay and after my breakfast in the sun, I dived into a lot of paperwork I had to do for my music school. As soon as Rich came in we started working on the tile track of the album, Harmagedon. A crazy track with lots of vocal things and leads going on, so we took a lot of time to dial in everything. Rich EQ’ed, processed and automated almost every syllable. He’s a genius and he will won’t stop being tedious, until it sounds good. 🙂
While Rich was zoomed in to the finest detail and working on the song, I took some time to work on the band picture Daniel Latsch (our graphic designer) was compiling. We had four separate pictures, all shot in different lighting, different color and different approach. And Daniel’s job was to get one band picture out of that, that looked like we where all in the same room. Impossible as it seems, but in the end the end result came very close.
So with the band picture done, the artwork started to get in the right shape, and was close to being ready. Daniel did a great job, and his designs are awesome. I can’t wait to have the real product in hand. And I hope we will be able to do a vinyl version as well, making the artwork even more present!

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I am drummer of the Dutch post-prog band Dilemma ( and drummer and founder of the progressive rock/metal band Affector ( As a musician I made a name in the progressive rock scene as drummer, bandleader and tour manager of the progressive rock legend Neal Morse (Transatlantic / Flying Colors / ex-Spock’s Beard). With him and a lot of other acts, I toured the world and recorded many best-selling CD's. I own a music studio and label, where I record, produce and release my own music and other bands & artists. Next to being a musician, I am an entrepreneur since the age of 19. I started 4 businesses. My main company is Novae Popschool ( A modern music school with multiple locations throughout The Netherlands. As musician, producer, teacher, author and entrepreneur I work with a mission: "I help musicians create and develop their own musical singularity, through which they will have a more successful and more fulfilling life. It is my mission to contribute to a more socially, loving and caring society through the power of music and modern music education. Rock on!
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