A conversation with Enzo Palermo of Montreal based band Code Pie:
Dingus: Who are the members of Code Pie? How did you meet?
Palermo: Code Pie is Salvatore Ciolfi, Rebecca Lessard, Enzo Palermo, Michel Semienchuck, Vince Varano & Eva Boodman.
I met Sal through an internet ad. We thought our demos would work well together so we kind of fused these poppy electronic ditties with guitar ambiance. This somehow appealed to some musician friends and friends-of-friends, shaping out the rest of the line-up about 7 years ago.
Over the last seven years how many albums have you guys worked on together?
What has you experience been with recording?
Above all, we like keeping it fresh. It’s hard to say if we’re ever in our element because we’re always changing things up. Do we do digital or tape? Layered or live? Thought-out or casual?
Technically, we tend to be very hands-on in the mixing & mastering phase, so that tends to drag things out further for us and can lead to some frustration.
Have you ever come into the recording process without your songs fully developed and let things play out? Which album was you roughest recording?