The Early November- The One That You Hated
This is a production appreciation post. Featuring the production design of Ace Enders/TEN
This weeks topic: Guitar layers!!
Besides being an awesome song by and awesome band, this is one of my all time favorite songs for guitar tone and layering. Ace Enders is amazing at creating a huge wall of sound with his guitar layers and I think some of his best work of this has been with The Early November.
There is brilliant distortion layers on this song that fills the entire space. Even in the verses when it’s palm muted it still packs a punch and gives a great contrast to when they open it up in the chorus and the interlude. It opens up in a major way but still doesn’t drown everything else out, you can still hear the clean picking in the left channel on the choruses.
Another reason why I chose this song to demonstrate guitar layers is because in the last part of the song they deconstruct the layers after each of the last measures. It’s amazing to hear how all those different layers created that gigantic sound when stacked on top of each other.
This whole album has great guitar tones but this song I feel takes the cake for it. I’m always impressed by the tone in this song, it’s so huge!