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Nov 04, 2007

Summer is over

by admin — last modified Nov 04, 2007 12:12 PM

Another, year - another summer. Too short here up in the north and now comes the dark and cold days. It being cold and dark outside gives me a lot of time making music, though - that's a good thing. I have started on the next album, which will be more progressive and less mainstream than Serendipity. Also I have decided for some name changes - but I will keep those secret a while longer.

Zoom H2The theme of the album is nothing less than our existence - from the creation of the universe to the development of life, and it's consequences: pain, death, love, sex, curiosity, music, art and so on. Currently I am finishing off the two big instrumental parts making up the start of the album together with a middle song with the first finished lyrics of the album. My plan is to connect the whole album without silence between the tracks and to this end I have gotten hold of this neat recording device (see picture) for getting some original ambient sounds to use in-between. This will also give me the opportunity to do recording blog/podcasts.

I have tried out this machine, and I must say it's great fun - having a range of configurations of it's 4 condenser microphones and being able to record in 4 channels at once. To edit samples, I downloaded Audacity - which has all the functionality I really need before I move it into Cubase/Halion.

Another part of my album is a classical piece called "Cycles" - I plan to record this in a special way - finding musicians from all over the world on the different orchestral instruments, get them to record the parts and send me the audio which I mix together. If you or someone you know plays one of the orchestral instruments (i.e. Violin, Viola, Chello, Double Bass, Oboe, Basoon, Bass Clarinet, Trombone, Flute, Horns ....) - please contact me. I will soon provide more information about this.