LAUS DEO SEMPER
30 Seconds To Mars - Vox Populi (aka Call To Arms)
from their 2009 release "This Is War"
is the copyrighted property of its owner(s).
This cover was recorded between 30 August 2010 and 1 September 2010 as part of The Fuego Series, released early 2011. NO drum replacement or triggering was done in this series, what you hear is just a mixed version of a 100% acoustically produced track.
Whattt an epic song! Sheesh. I find that the covers people respond to most are the most sincere and passionate ones, regardless of any other external factors. I absolutely LOVE this song, and apart from the very "new-age" message, This Is War is a melodically monstrous album. Increeeedibly fun and expressive songs to play along to.
An interesting note.. we reskinned the kit right before we started recording, so the skins naturally went out of tune a little, and we had to keep an eye (ear?) on them. The snare, on the other hand, completely went out of tune towards the end of No More Sorrow (which was recorded right before this) and we only noticed it at the end of the recording of Vox Populi. This was a huge problem since I was too tired to try and "replicate" my first REAL performance, but since I've mixed MUCHHH worse recorded audio, I was brave enough to give it a go :) That's why this snare tone is completely different than the rest of the series, much less tone and resonance and MUCH more attack. It fits the song incredibly well, though, for which I am super super grateful.
AUDIO Recorded and Engineered by Iago Pico
at Pousada Son Studios, Santiago De Compostela, Spain
Mixed and mastered by Cobus Potgieter
in his old bedroom, Humansdorp, South Africa. Dats wassup.
VIDEO Directed by
Jairo Iglesias (representing Pixel Films)
Director of Photography
Intro Logo Graphics
Kyle Lucas SMG AFRICA
All syncing, editing, grading and post production by
Shot with a RED ONE and EOS 5D & 7D's.
Special Thanks To:
Lucía C. Pan