Monthly Archives: July 2013

SSTB 2, Ilosaari

The traditional Ilosaari weekend came by, I jumped onboard the train bound for Joensuu and met with Teijo there. We spent the Sunday checking out Wintersun, Squarepusher, Michael Monroe (nice one! The guy sings better than ever!), Mustach and Sigur Rós (they were truly great, the sound & the lights created an almost holy experience). Monday, tuesday and part of wednesday were spent playing and recording more SSTB. This time we managed to record basses for all 11 songs, the most needed keyboards (mainly organ, some electric piano), some Jazzmaster thru Vox guitars and a few tambourines. During the preparations for this weekend, I went through the drums/guitars recorded during the previous session. I selected the right takes, did some editing and made new guitar recordings. I really enjoyed fiddling around my amp arsenal. I managed to use almost all the amps and most of the guitars, but mainly the Strat and PRS. I also managed to arrange the somewhat difficult Futile, so we had all of the songs “online” once again.

The amps
The amps
Some guitars
Some guitars
Pedals
Pedals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As I jumped to the train bound for home wednesday afternoon, I had basically all the stuff needed for all of the songs. So next up on the agenda would be the “fun” part: singing…