It Happened Tomorrow

16 12 2021

There is a debut release coming tomorrow December 17 2021 on Bandcamp.

‘It Happened Tomorrow’ is an instrumental by BOOZYCANE

https://boozycane.bandcamp.com/

Press Release by PinkOrange Records

BOOZYCANE is a brand new side project from Andrew Cane.

The first track is an instrumental called ‘It Happened Tomorrow’ and will be released on Bandcamp on December 17, 2021, where it can be downloaded as a HiRes file and will be available in standard bitrates on all streaming services worldwide in January 28 2022.

‘It Happened Tomorrow’ is a jazzy instrumental that floats from A to B without repetitive sections. A gentle electric guitar journey through changing keys, supported by Tom’Bo’ Ott on drums and subtly underpinned by atmospheric string sounds. A great addition to playlists with a chill factor.

Some may wonder why the release is in the Jazz genre, Boozycane comments:

“For a musician like me, who has played in the rock and punk scene most of his life, it’s kind of weird to release a song labelled jazz. But for ‘It Happened Tomorrow,’ there was no other choice close enough to what it is. It’s a 4/4 time signature and I used so-called jazz harmony, that’s it. The piece doesn’t follow the usual rules, like verse, chorus and so on, and it’s not exactly what I would call jazz and what most people probably wouldn’t associate it with. I would put it under the main genre of guitar music. It’s a little guitar journey.”

“To cut to the chase, some time ago I started thinking about releasing music, whatever style or genre. Since I’m originally a guitarist, I wanted to go back to my roots and focus solely on composing the music instead of also writing lyrics and singing.
I wanted to take a simple, casual approach
to this piece of music and let it go in any direction it wants.

The idea for ‘It Happened Tomorrow’ came to Boozycane when he was on vacation in Ibiza and was written on a cheap acoustic guitar lent to him by his landlord. At first he was going to release it as a guitar-only unplugged version, but then he ran into an old friend and band member who was a drummer in a previous band of his. TomBo was happy to take over the drums for the instrumental, which was not as easy as it would have been under normal circumstances. The guitar was recorded by Boozycane in his studio, with the click only serving as a vague guideline, not as strict as most productions these days where everything is quantized to death. So TomBo really had to adapt.

As Boozycane said, “In this project I don’t want to limit myself to one genre. I have too many different ideas parked unused on my hard drives to limit myself to stereotypical thinking. Life is too short to waste it with restrictions on genres. And I have no superstar hero ambitions with this project.”

http://boozycane.com





Rain Down the Drain

30 04 2021
Rain Down the Drain Front Cover

Andrew Cane has released his brand new single ‘RAIN DOWN THE DRAIN‘.
With this new release Andrew Cane returned to his guitar driven sound he is normally associated with. The new music arrives 4 months after his single ‘All I Wanted is to Have Sex with You’ where all music was programmed and not even one single guitar tone was featured at all.

‘RAIN DOWN THE DRAIN‘ is back to playing real string instruments and with real drumming. No keyboards or programming is involved. Even parts that sounds that like strings, are played by E-Bow guitar and and put through the mangle with plugins to alter the sound. In principle, the opposite approach was taken here, as is usually the case when music producers try to simulate real guitar sounds with plugins.

The theme of ‘RAIN DOWN THE DRAIN’ is the up and down of a musician who is overrun by sudden success and goes off the rails. Drugs and false friends make him lonely in the glittering world of rock business and he eventually sets out to leave all that behind. The classic story of a winner who becomes a loser and tries to find himself again. ‘RAIN DOWN THE DRAIN’ combines yearning mood and interesting chord changes with guitar sounds, without falling into the cliché of a classic rock ballad.

Asked what Andrew misses about his production:
” Budget, budget, budget … I would like to make a video where the starring role of the young musician is played by the long-haired Jason Butler from his time in “The Shannara Chronicles” and the used-up musician is performed by a long-haired Jonny Depp from the present time. For the women around him, I could imagine three gals from the series ‘TWO BROKE GIRLS’. Kat Dennings as a rival to Beth Behrs, who is his girlfriend at the time of his rise and then when everything goes down the drain, is portrayed by Jennifer Coolidge. But Hollywood didn’t answer yet, he added wit a smile in his face.”

While Andrew is dreaming about budget and wonderful actors and actresses a lyric video will be released alongside.
But dreams can come true -or can go down the drain.
Let’s wait and see and let’s keep thumbs up!

https://andrewcane.bandcamp.com/track/all-i-wanted-is-to-have-sex-with-you





Are You Gay?

21 10 2020

Today ‘Are You Gay?’ is available on Bandcamp.

Grab your HQ copy today!

ARE YOU GAY?

https://andrewcane.bandcamp.com/track/are-you-gay





Review – ANDREW CANE & BAND – 1996 Live At The Slaughterhouse

24 02 2020

 

 

ANDREW CANE & BAND – 1996 Live At The Slaughterhouse

(PinkOrange Records, Released December 06, 2019)

 

Shortly before the end of the year, a real delicacy fluttered into my house. It is the first production of the Munich rock band MATA HARI aka CANE, which wasn’t released out due to business reasons. The insiders of the Munich music scene should know the former band around the siblings Claudia (vocals/ songwriting) and Andrew Cane (guitar/ keyboards/ songwriting) very well. At that time also still in the band: Holger Schulten on bass and drummer Harry Bischof. Hardly 23 years have passed since the EP, which was recorded under the direction of Chris Lausmann (ex-BONFIRE | ex-FRONTLINE | FOH for MICHAEL SCHENKER) at a live gig at Schlachthof/ Munich, is now surprisingly and unexpectedly released under the project name ANDREW CANE & BAND.

The first song on the EP ‘1996 – Live At The Slaughterhouse’ is opened by “Dancing Queen, a top-class dance floor stomper, which was already produced by Andrew Cane for EMI Germany in 2000 and re-recorded by CLAUDIA CANE for her album “Friends” about two years ago. Although the original live recordings by ANDREW CANE & BAND bangs out of the speakers in direct comparison with an unbelievable elemental force, the latest recording from 2017 makes it clear that she has lost nothing of her vocal qualities over all these years and that she has succeeded damn well in spreading the live feeling in the studio. But it’s a little bit different with the great power ballad “Run But Creep” and “Jesus Was A Woman“, performed with an easygoing funky reggae beat. These two songs have already been released – as happened in 2010 on “Come Closer” by CLAUDIA CANE – but with the subtle difference that this album has been produced by Curt Cress and ANDREW CANE beforehand for a record deal with EMI in 2000 and has not been published – for reasons I cannot understand. If you compare the Slaughterhouse-Recordings here with the so-called major-production, the question inevitably arises: Which appreciation did the song material get in the end under the direction of producer icon Curt Cress? In my humble opinion – not obviously – at least from a technical point of view. It rather killed the raw charm and unbridled explosiveness of the original vision of ANDREW CANE’s production in 1996. The same goes for the casually strolling “Out Of Line“. But at this point I don’t want to give the impression that “Come Closer” is a toothless or even bad album. – Definitely not! Rather I would like to illustrate what an impressive ‘jewel’ with “1996 – Live At The Slaughterhouse” has been slumbering in ANDREW CANE’s archives for over two decades. The two previously unreleased songs of this EP underline this more than impressive. On the one hand the dizzying and hit-suspicious mid-tempo anthem “In Our Hearts” and on the other hand the happy backbeat of the rock n roller “You Are Naked“.

“1996 – Live At The Slaughterhouse” is an absolutely desirable object for collectors who like honest and handmade rock music. I must quote myself from two years ago: ‘CANE stands for quality!’

The EP, produced by Andrew Cane and mixed and mastered by Uli Eisner, is for the time being, only available as download at www.bandcamp.com. But this fact shouldn’t stop the ‘old school’ fraction from buying this release, because on this platform you can choose between the different audio formats (MP3, FLAC, ALAC, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, WAV and AIFF) and thus meets the highest quality demands on the sound.

Adapted from Review Lauschangriff – KW 02/20 written by Sonny
Rock Chicks Magazine
Get your copy at Bandcamp




Discogs Updated

10 11 2016

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I’m about to research for all of my releases.

See the covers and links to iTunes here https://andrewcane.wordpress.com/discog/

Credits for songwriting etc. you will find here discogs.com

There’s more to come.

Cheers

Andrew Cane





‘I KEEP THE FAITH’ is Released

8 03 2014

I KEEP THE FAITH is out. Get your copy @ https://t.co/kWX41KoFDi





I KEEP THE FAITH BOOKLET

24 02 2014

The online booklet for I KEEP THE FAITH is up.
Read the lyrics, the cover an Pre-listen.

http://andrewcane.de/releases/ktf.xhtml





I KEEP THE FAITH

21 02 2014

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The front cover of the forthcoming single.





I Keep the Faith

18 02 2014

Andrew’s forthcoming single “I Keep the Faith” will be released on March 7th.

Direct link:http://soundcloud.com/andrew-cane/i-keep-the-faith





Re-amping With A Passive DI-Box

12 04 2013

Re-amping and it’s benefits

Re-amping is the process of recording the pure signal from instruments like bass or guitar into the DAW and then send this signal to stomp boxes and/or amps.
This turns your guitar amp or guitar rack into a real life plug-in.
And it could save you time and money once the final mix-down has started and you find out that you are not happy with the guitar sound recorded previously.
Instead of playing the same parts over and over again, until the sound is as you want it for the mix, you could record your guitars quietly into the DAW. Once everything is played to your satisfaction, you just blast it out to the real world and make it fit to your mix.
Another benefit for home recordists is, that loud guitar parts could be cut any time during the night and re-recorded with full amp sound while your neighbors went to their jobs. Or go to a professional recording studio an do it there.

Some might say that it feels odd to play for e.g. heavy metal riffs with the direct guitar sound.
No doubt – it would so. In this case the help of a guitar plug-in in your DAW or a POD PRO by Line6 would be the solution. Plus you should record the emulated sound parallel to the raw signal for the feel of it, while working on other tracks of your song.
Once I had to play the guide tracks for 12 songs of mine, with a boring click (THX Kai), before the drummer came in and I did it with the unworked sound of the guitar – which was a real pain in the A.

Hear one of the songs on Soundcloud exclusively for my blog readers

In Our Hearts

How to
Since passive pick-ups supply an unbalanced load with high impedance, a Passive DI (Direct Injection Box) is needed to match the low impedance, balanced line-level input of your DAW.
The advantages of a passive DI’s is that there’s no need for supply voltage as the DI’s galvanic isolation avoids hum and other unwanted noises in your signal.

Make a long story short here’s how to do it.
Guitar → Passive DI in Unbalanced 47 kΩ → 600 Ω Balanced Out → DAW
Use of the same Passive DI vice versa
DAW out → Passive DI 600 Ω Balanced Out → Unbalanced 47 kΩ → (Stomp Boxes) → Guitar Amp

Now, all you have to do is to mic the guitar cabinet and re-record the new sound to your DAW.
It’s easy like that and saves someone’s money on specialized re-amping boxes.

Examples

Are You Gay?

Listen to ´Are You Gay?’ in this song all guitars are recorded this way, sending the pure tone to real Marshall’s.

Go Panic! Album

Also check ´Waking Up` by Go Panic! another production of mine. Here I sent the piano in the Choruses and the Break Down to a distorted Marshall Amp.

Have fun with experimenting!

Sincerly yours

Andrew Cane








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