Static Limit continues to finish up the remaining tracks on the sophomore album entitled EXISTENTIA. Here is a short interview with Diana Marie:
How is the 2nd Static Limit Album coming together?
The 2nd album is going great. I was immediately excited when Rom showed us his ideas. By the time I had to start recording, most of all the other instrument parts were already established and mapped out so there was definitely pressure for me to figure out my parts and deliver. Of course, there were a few bumps in the road last year that temporarily stopped me from being able to focus on the music. However, as soon as I was back physically and mentally, I used this 2nd album as motivation to get me back to where I was before. I had to shake off the rust, quick.
You’ve been recording bass on the album, while dealing with a pandemic. What is that like?
Recording bass during the pandemic has had its challenges. The guys in the band are very goal oriented so we mapped out a timeline of goals we needed to meet by a certain date. Of course, life doesn’t care about your plans and we were hit by COVID, so our timeline had to change. At first I was relieved because the pressure of learning the songs and recording wasn’t there anymore. I had a bit more time to adjust working from home and continuing working on the songs . However, being home all the time wasn’t so productive and threw my routine out of wack. If I didn’t plan to sit down learn and record, days could pass without making much progress. I had to snap out of it and fight myself because being home so much warped my sense of time and of course, the uncertainty what was to come, in regards to COVID-19, put recording on the back burner at times for me. I learned I thrive on pressure and without it I slacked off a bit. I recorded 4/5 of the album with Rom before the pandemic hit. We had one more song to go when we got to the point where we just could not see each other anymore. Luckily for us my significant other, Bert Cantu, has had experience recording local bands, so recording bass for the last song was something we could do from a distance. I would not have been able to do it without his help. The song is 16 minutes long so we took our time, riff by riff, to get a solid track. We’re just about finished.
What are the plans for Static Limit for the rest of 2020 and beyond?
Our plans for static limit 2020 and beyond is getting ready for live shows! Nothing makes you appreciate the stage like a half year dry spell. I think before when we had our first string of shows, we were new to the scene and maybe a bit timid. Now after this, we definitely have a chance to get our act together and bring it better than before. Especially with the 2nd album recorded and most likely available when we start to play live, I know others will dig the tunes just as much as we do. I look forward to making new friends and memories along the way . Just enjoying the musician life.