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Bridge ahead!

MiscPosted by Tob Wed, January 19, 2011 15:20:36

Today we celebrate that we have survived the worst part of the winter. Light is slowly returning and with the light comes the will to live and play…


For a plant like me that is good news!

/tob

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Expectations...

RecordingPosted by Thisen Tue, January 04, 2011 20:57:06
During the holidays we’ve got together a couple of times in the Warehouse. Two songs got some nice acoustic guitars, a hellish rock-chomp was recorded on another. We can’t wait to let you hear the results, but as usual we are some pretty slow going fellows.

Tomorrow night Tob will enter the dungeon again. This time with his electrified guitars. Boldly I’ve set the goal high – three or maybe even four songs will be finished before midnight. Too high expectations..?


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Piano and some guitars

RecordingPosted by Tob Mon, December 20, 2010 10:15:12
Dreamt I bought a piano but had no place to put it. Found myself standing on the porch realising there was nowhere to go. Stupid dream making me feel stupid. I don't need dreams to tell me I'm stupid. Dreams should build you up. Dreams are supposed to be about selling out Wembley. Dreams are meant to set the goals we don't dare to think about while we're all awake and rational... Stupid piano.

Well, that's not why I'm here. Christmas is coming up and after the family tour it's time to lay down some guitars on the latest tracks. Marcus has already done some fine groundwork but I have yet to lay down my first takes.

On one of the songs, The Point, I have a clear thought about what kind of sound I'm after. The problem is that I've never managed to find it in my rig. Marcus is a marvel at finding various sounds but to be able to help me I have to find a way to communicate what I'm after, and that's where I'm lost. It's like describing a colour by pantomime.

So while I'm practising my pantomime y'all have a Merry Christmas, okay!

Have a good one!

/tob


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Finally...

RecordingPosted by Thisen Tue, December 07, 2010 23:33:57

... a productive weekend. Two days of recording with very few problems is not a common thing in the life of Bleecker. But apparently it happens. Four songs were recorded... and I'm referring to drums and bass. That's pretty much all that can be squeezed into eighteen hours of studio time. The good thing was that we were aiming at three songs. The fourth is pure bonus. Mr. Sällström once again showed us his generosity by letting us use his wonderful microphones. A big thank you coming your way, Mike.

Tomorrow me and Macke will try to get some of all that guitars on tape. This time I'm aiming at one. Pessimistic? Me?

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On time...

MiscPosted by Tob Fri, December 03, 2010 10:39:40
Them Apples arrived on time. Complete with the predicted faults and all!

We're sorry and glad at the same time. As usual.

Next up: recordings this weekend. Drums for 'Quick fix', 'The Point', 'Nothing New' and if we're really lucky and Ando finds the flow 'Stuck with yourself'. That's the plan. May the theory be applicable in reality.

Cheers!

/tob

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Why not?

MiscPosted by Tob Thu, November 25, 2010 10:14:25

“Why not release an album for Christmas?”, someone asked us. “With what?” , we responded. “Well, why not make it a ‘best of’ and include your unreleased tracks from older recordings?”, they suggested.

Why not?

It’s madness, but somehow it makes sense.

So in six days we put together a little something called “Them Apples” (on the seventh day we rested). The title is naturally from the phrase “How do you like them apples?”.

We have been promised delivery of the finished product nov. 30. Fingers crossed…

One should never do something in this kind of a hurry. We will find mistakes. Some may be unforgivable, but with Christmas coming up, we had a window of opportunity and decided to be sorry rather than safe.

To spice it up, we included the new song “A few good men” which is the first track recorded in our Warehouse studio

I give you “Them Apples”. One splash of nostalgia, one pinch of regrets, plenty of yesterday’s news and a little taste of what's to come.

1. A Few Good Men

2. New Day

3. NYC

4. Talk Though I

5. Nonsense

6. Mass. Ave.

7. You Are

8. Mary

9. Bottle

10. Coin

11. Mirror

12. Edge

13. Story 4

14. Bounce

15. Strawtown

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CSI Söndrum

MiscPosted by Tob Wed, November 03, 2010 16:36:34

A broken drainpipe, biblical amounts of rain, mould spores, a band of decadent brothers…

The glass is half full.

/tob

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No sun of mine…

MiscPosted by Tob Tue, November 02, 2010 15:50:48

It’s not even four in the afternoon yet but the sun is setting…

In an hour it will be dark. With the fog rolling in from the ocean and the humidity covering everything in a coat of cold misty unpleasantness there’s only one thing to do.

Hide in a warm room and write songs. That’s what I’ll do.

/tob

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Not the greatest of luck...

MiscPosted by Tob Thu, October 28, 2010 15:36:54

...right now.

Our production speed right now is closer to STOP than SLOW. Latest in a line of unlucky events is a broken drainpipe outside a wall in our Warehouse studio.

Okej, that we'd like the recordings to have an earthy quality to them but we could really do without the mould.

Since our landlord is the nicest guy in the world but not one of the top five fastest, we have no idea when this problem will be solved.

Untill then: keep dry and warm!

/tob

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The damn thing...

RecordingPosted by Tob Mon, October 04, 2010 09:34:08

...is still broken.

Piss och skit och skit och skit, as they say in the gospel.

/t

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