The church, from its decades of ad hoc expansion called a "rabbit warren," provided countless acoustic possibilities with many shapes of rooms, corridors and stairwells.

Of these, more in the interests of simplicity than modesty, the group picked just two — a smallish, square room used for main tracking and a large gathering hall for heavy natural reverb.

Equipment was situated on the closest tables handy, in whatever space was most convenient. "It wasn't fancy," notes Michael. "It was practical."