Saltpig – the duo featuring producer Mitch Davis (Damon Albarn, U2, Mark Lanegan, etc.) and Fabio Alessandrini (Annihilator) – is now streaming their crunchy debut album in full. Because what better way to get through the middle of the week than with some extra beefy riffs?
On the upcoming debut album from Saltpig, Davis said the writing and production are all completely different on purpose. “I get bored listening to a record where every song comes on with the same drum sound, same guitar sound, same vocal production. Maybe it’s the producer in me or maybe it’s a byproduct of how we listen to music on streaming services now. I wanted to create something that felt more like a mix tape. When I produced these tracks, I basically zeroed everything out from song to song and let the songs be their own entities.
“To force myself to write unexpected things, I changed tunings from song to song to force me away from what might fall naturally under my fingers. I even put a song on the album that’s nearly 20 minutes long. The only rule I gave myself and Fabio was to disregard anything that could be considered a ‘rule’, and at the same time to not be jarringly different just for the sake of being different. It’s more about just following a creative vision without having to be constrained by what is expected. It all sounds varied from song to song, but consistently Saltpig at the same time because, in the end, it’s still me writing the songs, singing, playing the parts and producing/mixing the tracks with Fabio playing the drums, so It always sounds like Saltpig.”
Pre-orders for Saltpig are available here digitally and on cassette, as well as alongside a selection of killer shirts.
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