A Brief Memoir of sorts
We dropped the 5, and went back to "leaderhouse". At this point, it would've been easy enough to throw in the towel, as we were all pretty crushed with Remy leaving, and all of our work, effort and time being for not. I believe that all successful artists have to be completely delusional, which I am, so we not only carried on, we decided to immediately record an album. Now in those days, 1999, when you recorded an album, you actually had to go into a studio, play all your instruments, and perfectly perform your parts! I know, it sounds crasy right? Protools was just getting its foot in the door and all studios were still recording to 2 inch tape. I consider myself extememly lucky to have recorded an album in this way, because it is almost a completley bygone era. Now a days you can basically record an album in your bedroom. It took us about 6 months to record the album and it was a complete joy from start to finish. Their was no real adversity or speedbumps, we just went into the studio and did the best job we could.
I refer to the leaderhouse album as my "Bladerunner". You see Bladerunner(the movie) was released to very little fanfare and was considered a commercial failure as it lost a ton of money! It was only as time went by that Bladerunner made its mark on cinema and pop culture for that matter. Now if you ask someone about Bladerunner, they will say things like "ahead of it's time" and "classic" and "one of my favorite movies of all time". Although the leaderhouse album was well received, and we sold a decent amount of albums off the side of the stage at shows, we all lost money on it and for a long time it was more of a labour of love. It wasn't until Leaderhouse had disbanded and we had all moved on to other projects and life, that the true impact of that album was realized. To this day, people come up to me and say how the leaderhouse album is such a "classic" and "one of their favorite albums of all time" and how they still listen to it all the time! I'm very proud of our "Bladerunner" and the fact that to this day it still gives so many people such enjoyment, for that reason alone, it is a huge success!