More about this song here:
For the musicians out there:
With Eduardo Longuim’s ghost notes on the snare and Rodrigo Mantovani’s muted minor arpeggios, this song sounded amazing as soon as it was tracked. Adding a layer of a chorus-drenched rhythm guitar to get a Fender Rhodes feeling in the background, “Far Apart” gave me the chance to record guitar solos I was proud of later, both melodically and tone-wise.
I played my surf green strat on this one for lead and had a bunch of amps on, but most of the density in the guitar sound comes from the Van Zandt Blues pickups with which the guitar is equipped, a partly turned-down tone knob and a short slap-back analog delay.
This song gave the band a chance to really come together and build something from the ground up and I knew it had worked when I tracked the vocals in a single take. Definitely one of my favorites on the album.
For the music lovers:
“Far Apart” was a song I had come up with a few days before going into the studio. I remember having the lyrics and the music ready, but not having the slightest idea of how I wanted it to sound.
Eduardo Longuim and Rodrigo Mantovani were instrumental in making the song work. We attempted it a few times as more of a blues piece and our producer just hated the way it was coming out.
In one of the many moments of inspiration that came about at 3:00am during the recording of the album, Rodrigo started playing a bass line, Du followed with a cool drum line and I started to play the soft guitar part that perfectly set the mood for the vocals and solos.
from In a Minute
released July 15, 2012
Music & Lyrics - Marcel Ziul
Produced by Luis 'Granja' Venturin
Mixed and recorded by Luis 'Granja' Venturin and Marcel Ziul
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, NY
Guitars and vocals - Marcel Ziul
Drums - Eduardo Longuim
Bass - Rodrigo Mantovani