Loose Ends

by Terry Gomes

Released 2009
Independent
Released 2009
Independent
A murky and quirky group of tunes that embodies the feel of 60's/70's pop/rock with mostly electric guitar. Imagine The Ventures, Beach Boys, Dire Straits and Simon & Garfunkel, with the shadow of vintage Alice Cooper lurking nearby...
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This is the third album by the Canadian songwriter/guitarist, Terry Gomes. This project marks a striking departure from the first two genre-jumping compilations and is a much more unified effort. It was co-produced and engineered by well known Quebec native, Ross Murray. The notion of Loose Ends—unresolved issues—resonates through the album’s 10 tracks. It opens with the groovy paranoia of, “What You Don’t Say”, moves on to the humorous and satirical with, “Go Away”, and has touches of the quirky and catchy as in, “Don’t Trouble Trouble”. There are also many beautiful and introspective tunes like, “A Pile of Leaves” and “The Warm Room”.The album has echoes of the music and production of the 60s and early 70s—double-tracked vocals, clean guitars and feeling of the familiar but not the imitative. In this regard, it is the work of an individual. Terry, himself, describes his music as quirky and murky and this album is that and more. Take the time to enjoy, the Loose Ends!

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June 19, 2017

Great to have Brian Asselin in today to close out the album's performances with some tasty tenor sax!


June
16, 2017

I'm so happy to finally have some lovely Paraguayan harp on one of the tunes for my new album. Thank you to Martha Mazzoleni!


May 18, 2017

Nearing the end stage of mixing and mastering will be soon after. Also busy preparing artwork for my album. More details to follow soon!

April 11, 2017


After some delays, today I began editing and mixing my new album with Philip Shaw Bova. We've got a great start on things!

March 21, 2017

Had a fun promo, photo shoot today with Alan Dean and Andrea Cochrane of Alan Dean Photography. Hard to believe it was the second day of spring!



February 23, 2017

One tune on my project needed an acoustic lead and rhythm part.
Today was the day to get that done!





February 16, 2017

I added some extra guitar parts today. Except for one tune which requires Latin harp, most of the tracking is done and we'll soon be starting to mix some of the tunes. I can't wait!

January 27, 2017


Ottawa’s trumpet man, Nick Dyson, put his stellar playing on three tunes, adding some nice tropical vibes.


January 20, 2017

Local and hugely versatile drummer, Jeff Asselin, was in today and laid down perfect parts for two tunes. Professional, well prepared and a pleasure to work with. Jeff’s the man!



January
13, 2017

We had a great session today featuring a talented, young cellist named Raphael Weinroth-Browne. He played beautifully on a piece from my project that’s meant to convey a walk through the jungle. With January’s bitter weather, a jungle sounds pretty good right now!



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December
22, 2016


Today we had the final session of 2016 with local piano player and trombone man, Mark Ferguson. He added some great playing to five tunes on my project. What a talented and nice person to work with!



December 15, 2016

Rob Milicevic, the drummer for the cool band, Kobo Town, came in last night for our quickest session so far. He did an excellent job on two pieces; one calypso and one reggae-ish tune.


December 10,
2016


Norm Glaude laid down some beautiful acoustic and electric bass parts on two bossas from my new project.



December 3, 2016

We have completed the percussion parts for eight pieces. René F. played a nice variety of instruments; udu, timbales, caxixi, guiro, claves, cha-cha bell, maracas, woodblocks and even a pair of sandpaper blocks that my wife reminded me we owned. I can’t believe that I wrote so many percussion parts!



November 19,
2016


Today marks the start of tracking for my new, full-length “Tropical” album, just ahead of our first major snowstorm. We’re recording at Gallery Studios here in Ottawa with Dean Watson. For our first session, “Congaman” René Fortier laid down some great conga and bongo parts. We’re hoping to have our following percussion session late next week. A great start!




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