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Wed, Jan 11, 2012@8:44PM | comments

[NEWS, WEATHER, and SPORTS: January, 2012 - At the Gate of the Year]

Nick Raskulinecz in the studio with Neil PeartIt's been a while, but Neil Peart finally updated the News page on his website this evening with a story titled At the Gate of the Year. In this latest installment Neil updates us on what he's been up to since his last update including a late December jaunt in his old Aston Martin DB5 down the Pacific Coast Highway, celebrating the Pagan Winter Festival with family, mourning the passing of his friend and mentor Freddie Gruber, and - of course - recording the new album:

... While Alex and Geddy were finishing the writing and arranging in one smaller room of the studio, over in the big room I was working with The Mighty Booujzhe, recording my drum parts. As we prepare to start mixing in the New Year, it is too early to say anything about the results. (I once described mixing as “the end of waiting,” while Geddy calls it, “the death of hope.”) About the process, though, I can’t resist spilling a little. ...

He then goes on in great detail about how he worked with Nick Raskulinecz to compose the drum parts, and tried out some new methods of recording and learning his parts. He even includes a three-line snippet of the lyrics from one of the new songs. It's a great update chock full of great photos and interesting stories - as usual. Be sure to read the whole thing.

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