Hannibal Montana is my experimental instrumental rock band since 2009. We have released this 20 minute long EP which contains some of our most dynamic and generically variable songs we've ever released. The artwork, by artist Evan Cohen, represents the album perfectly; a frantic experience, yet somehow all-symmetrical. Lucas Brode tracked by recording two isolated Fender combo amps with one room mic to capture a live essence. a variety of effects are used to color his tone, experimenting with delays, reverbs, octaver sounds, tremelos and many more. Ben Backus also using a large Fender Bandmaster stack to give a growly, classic tone to the bass. His musicality is bold following complex chord changes and performing polished leads at their finest. While many of the songs written by Hannibal Montana are either a collaborative effort or written by Lucas, Ben wrote 12 syllables, the closing song on this album, which shows how distinctly different our sound can be.
As for me, I used a Ludwig Vistalite kit, available when at Nada Recording Studio. It's very comfortable to play so it gives a nice tightness to the performance and extra room mics were added to give a large live sound. My parts on the album follow much of what Lucas does, very diverse and dynamic. There are some parts where I try and stick to the most simple foundation, and others where I just let my hands go. As an engineer, this album was a blast to record and mix, they are some of our favorites that we've wrote.
You can check out Hannibal Montana's 28-20 EP here: http://hannibalmontana.bandcamp.com/album/28-20-ep