Lines We Drew
Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Compositions, Lyrics, Production, Tech : Can Özbay
Guitars & Experimental Instruments : Serkan Sandıkkaya
Drums, Tech : Elijah Wood
Artwork Photo : Elijah Wood
Coldest Fall Logo : Nurcan Durmaz
Band’s drummer Elijah, lives in New York, USA while the rest of the band lives in Izmir, Turkey. This caused somewhat of a problem because it was difficult sending tracks back and forth, and collaborating on ideas. To overcome this huge difference, I used current technology to bring us together, virtually.
To record this album, Coldest Fall Turkey Studios, Me & Serkan, needed to hear Elijah’s drums (processed) in almost real time, and Elijah needed to hear Me & Serkan (as a ‘talkback’). Turkey Studios shared the computer that was recording the drums in New York Studios and New York Studios streamed the final output including the ‘talkback’ to Turkey Studios, with a max of 2 seconds delay. (with video) / (1/2 sec. w/o video)
This system made it easy to share ideas, and to get an “extra ear” when coming up with parts. Without this system, “Lines We Drew” would have taken much longer because we would have needed to send HUGE files back and forth to exchange ideas.
Time Music Video :
Because Elijah (drummer) lives in NY, we used green-screen to shoot all the band members individually. With careful planning, and hours of video chatting, we made the entire video, without even being in the same location.
Imagine Music Video :
We wanted to celebrate John Lennon’s 70th birthday. We covered “Imagine”, and we wanted to show everyone, how people from distant countries can make stuff together too. Band’s drummer Elijah filmed his parts in NY, USA. Rest of the video was filmed in Izmir, Turkey. This video was featured in John Lennon’s official birthday channel on YouTube.