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Banana Gun Gets Heavier and Darker with Its New Album

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Troost says the band's recording process on both albums was different from that of most other bands.

"We did it live, no tracking. We did everything all at once, everyone in the room at the same time. We recorded it all to a DAP and ran it back through the board in the mixing process. You don't lose any music quality that way," he says. "When you go through [mixing software] Pro Tools, it creates another process that the computer has to calculate. We went more old school, and it's a way not many people do. My best advice is listen to it loud."

Banana Gun's sound is an amalgam of several '60s and '70s classic rock acts, with just a hint of country music. And though the band has released several CDs, including three in as many years, Love Instinct (which will be released on Saturday night at The Sail Inn) is a departure.

"This one is a little heavier and a little darker. Maybe it's still got the funky rock that people are used to us doing, but it's definitely got more of the rock 'n' roll aspect than the funky," Troost says.

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