Slash Reveals How ‘Apocalyptic Love’ Was Recorded
In 2012, thanks to the wonders of studio technology and the digital age, most records can be made without the players even sitting in the same room together. It’s a shame, since jamming out and feeding off on another’s energy is one of the true, pure beauties of collaborating. Such was not the case for Slash‘s upcoming album ‘Apocalyptic Love.’ The guitarist reveals that the platter, which he dubs a “straight up rock ‘n’ roll record,’ was recorded the old-fashioned way.
Speaking to radio host John Derringer of Q107 in Toronto, Canada, Slash said, “People don’t make records like this at this particular point in time. It was recorded live and it’s recorded to analog. It’s a real performance album. It has all the mistakes and it has the talking in between the takes. It’s a cool record.” The fact that any flaws and chatter were left in makes the album fully legit and authentic.
Slash said ‘Apocalyptic Love’ was recorded “in the moment.” That’s an unusual approach, given the vast array of equipment that allows the process to be remote and for any imperfections to be cleaned up, polished or effectively erased. But the guitarist was having none of that. The riff maker said, “It’s a traditional way of recording. Because of modern technology, you can make a record without having to be in the same room with the other people on the record. You also don’t have to know how to play, because they can fix that, too.”
We’re glad that Slash has chosen to go the old school route with ‘Apocalyptic Love,’ lacing it with a genuine vibe. He acknowledged that rock ‘n’ roll bands are diluted in 2012, something he is not fostering with his own music. Instead, he crafted an album that he admits “is tailor-made for the stage.”
‘Apocalyptic Love‘ drops May 22. The first single ‘You’re a Lie’ is burning up the airwaves now.
Watch Slash Talk ‘Apocalyptic Love’ With Q107