RecordingPosted by Thisen Sun, September 04, 2011 23:01:49
Let's call it a summer break. The lack of posts in this blog, that is.
This weekend has been a busy one. Two intense days in the studio have taken us a step or two towards our forthcoming album. A lot of drums, a lot of heavy bass and some other stuff have found its way into the tracks. Good... gooood!
Thanks to a most temporary coffee-machine – which by the way was everything but quiet when making us coffee – made sure that we could keep our eyes open during the entire time. Shellfish aint necessarily a good thing the night before tracking.
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
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?
RecordingPosted by Thisen Mon, September 27, 2010 22:58:06
This Saturday we had an all-nighter. For
fifteen consecutive hours we recorded some really nice-sounding tracks that
eventually (and probably) will be heard on our forthcoming album. A good friend
of ours supplied us with some microphones of high standard, which really
improved the sound.
So now we got a new problem on our hand…
We have to figure out a way to pay our
contributor so that the microphones never have to leave the Warehouse. That’s not
going to happen, of course. Just wishful thinking.
The night (or early morning to be more
correct) did come to a sudden end. One of the most important things in the
chain of recording decided to die. I’m not talking about any member of the
band, though. It was the piece of machinery that allows the sound to get into
the computer that ceased to exist. Damn those digital thingies…
RecordingPosted by Thisen Mon, July 05, 2010 22:41:57
It seems to be impossible for us to achieve
a proper drum-sound. Is it the weather? The economic situation in the world? Is
it Jesus himself who is having fun on our expense with a practical joke?
Either way it is pretty obvious that the snare
drum doesn’t sound very good. If you hit a cardboard box really hard and
records that with the most simple microphone – that’s how it sounds right now.
And we can’t figure out what’s so totally wrong.
So we will start at the beginning of the chain;
the snare drum itself. If it needs love, we will provide it… starting tomorrow.
A good friend and a magician when it comes to drums is coming by the studio to
take a looksie. I am confident that we’ll be on our way to a killer sound by nine
tomorrow night. Stay tuned for the outcome!
RecordingPosted by Thisen Thu, July 01, 2010 19:16:56
… productive. That’s how I best can
summarize last evening in the Warehouse. But what the heck… it’s always great
fun to meet the boys. Macke, who spent the last week in London had lots of
stories to tell; everything from attending a concert with Pearl Jam in Hyde Park,
to a low-life urinating on his leg. From absolute top notch to rock bottom. We
worked some with the verses on Sanity, but didn’t really get anywhere. A couple
of ideas were recorded though, so eventually we’ll find out what’s missing.
In a couple of weeks we’ll start the rehearsals for the upcoming gigs. It’s been ages since we played like a band, so it probably will be both a lot of fun and frustrating. When you’ve not played together for a while, it takes time to find the right way to approach the songs. In the end it will be awesome, of course.
RecordingPosted by Thisen Sun, June 27, 2010 17:19:10
A good friend and a great singer (I’m talking about one individual, not two) helped us with some backing vocals in the Warehouse today. The production of the song Sanity is most definitely near the finishing line. Peter “Peske” Lemnell (the good friend and great singer) took some serious high notes, and I’m truly sorry if the session in any way screwed up his vocal chords. It was absolutely worth it, though. Thanks, Peter!
LivePosted by Thisen Sun, June 20, 2010 23:53:27
On my way home today, I spotted this…
It’s a good thing that they start early with the promotion. But with almost six
weeks to go, the people working with the event probably are gonna have to do a
lot of re-posting, cause this one will be torn down pretty quickly I think.
Crudely placed on a lamppost, it won’t take long before someone who
accidentally sees it like garbage takes action…
But I like the looks of the poster. I like the fact that it has a white
background. Black would have been the most easy choice, but the world is full
of boring black posters. Good work, who ever responsible.
MiscPosted by Thisen Sat, June 19, 2010 08:37:08
Not a scoop, but worth a couple of
sentences. I passed by our MySpace just as the friend counter turned 36000. Not
bad. Not bad at all…