Juicebox Vol 1, Side E, Track 5: “Speechless” by Alma Mater.
Alma Mater marks the end of their Juicebox feature with “Speechless,” a song off of the split release with fellow Juicebox veterans Permanence. This track shows a maturation of sound for Alma Mater, having written this song after playing numerous shows featuring the songs off of the Cloud Cover EP and gaining a mastery of their style.
This live recording of “Speechless” showcases more vocal involvement by Ryan both as a lead and as backup harmonizing with Vinny and Jerry. The recorded version was Ryan’s first full involvement writing with Alma Mater playing bass at the time.
“Speechless” was written in the same studio as the Cloud Cover EP, but was recorded at JL Studios to get a new set of hands on the music. The members were hesitant at first to open the recording process up to a larger studio since the Cloud Cover EP was written, recorded, and mixed entirely by themselves. They made the jump anyways, since they knew JL Studios did great work recording a lot of other musician’s records, a decision they would later appreciate once the mix was finalized. Watch as Alma Mater leaves you “Speechless” with this week’s Juicebox.
Recorded December 27th, 2018
Justin Goreschak // Producer, Technical Director
David Lange // Creative Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Joe Kane // Coordinating Producer, Recording Technician
Teresa Whitehouse // Camera Operator, Assistant Editor, VFX