Our music is influenced by some of the earliest recorded material, 1920's and 30's Delta blues, so we wanted create something that showcased that. We decided to put out digital formats as well as vinyl to have a vintage sound and the large format art that can only be done on a 12x12 surface you can find that at www.swampcandy.com We also wanted to document the other musicians in our scene that contributed to the project. The documentary (also available at our website) will have clips of them preforming with or without Swampcandy as well as some complete performances by us and some concept video art to accompany the music.
Most recordings are done in a very sterile environment with an engineer in a booth behind glass as each individual musician recording his/her part separately. With the dirty delta blues music we were recording we didn't think that this atmosphere would really help us express our sound to and would probably if anything hinder it. With that in mind we decided to find locations that would better suit us. This ended up being a hay loft in a barn up in Harford County for the 1st session and a beautiful 17th century mansion for our 2nd. Once we were on location, we did everything else in our power to create the atmosphere. We had everyone involved dress the part, and we tried to arrange the rooms we were recording in the best we could to create that feel. We figured if we're going through all of this trouble we might as well document the process with video. I think people seeing what we went through will help build their appreciation for what we did and hopefully help put a better image in there head when they hear the album.
This has been overwhelming and humbling and has also made us more serious in regards to how we view this project. A lot of people believe in what we are doing. We had a sense of obligation to do our very best to make this project blow peoples minds including our own. We have accomplished our mission. We invite you to judge this project for yourself. Sample some tunes, buy the material and know that your contribution will keep American music alive,well and most of all sincere.