We are putting our new, fancy reel-to-reel setup through it's paces and getting some tracks down on tape. Last night was day one. The strategy is to just mic everything up and have at it, no overdubs or other trickery, just us completely live. We had a few good takes but nothing we were quite in love w/. Used tape is cheap though and you can't rush these things so we're headed back tonight to hopefully bash it out thoroughly and w/ extreme prejudice. You will hear it as soon as it's ready.
If I a remember, I'll try to get down there and snap some pics of the setup for all you recording gear nerds out there. It is put together about as cheaply and simply as you can put together a working reel-to-reel setup and it sounds like black magic crossed w/ a hurricane--and I mean that in a good way.