Jim's White Whale (live sessions)2015
Having been on hiatus for a couple of years while band members went to university, started new jobs and played with other bands, Febria reconvened to record some new songs and re-record some old ones. Everything was played LIVE, with almost no rehearsal, and for the most part we played each song once only, then moved on. In the few places where overdubs were added they were also played in one take, to preserve the spontaneous feel of the recordings. ‘Feel’ was the prime motivation for recording this way, as even the best of our previous studio recordings were quite dry compared with how they sounded when we performed them at gigs. Many of our favourite albums were recorded in a similar way (New Adventures in Hi-Fi, for example), so we were following in a grand tradition.