Summer’s been cancelled

At least here in Finland. I think we’ve had like 3 days of proper summer…

Well, at least I have a good excuse to stay in the studio ;-). Studio work has actually been two fold: tearing down and building them anew + recording. I’ve made arrangements to move my two units to Kalevalastudio in Maunula, Helsinki where I do the bulk of my post work. We are renovating the upstairs and rebuilding the units with my stuff. As I’ve garnered quite a bit of gear, I still have my home turf next door, now it serves more as a sort of a music playground with Pro Tools HD-X of course for recording and mixing in one room and the second room reserved for the instruments and amps, drums taking up most of the space.

Liquid Wolf 2 has taken some leaps forward as Samu managed to play the first round of basses. I’ve done basically all of the guitars, some solos need work still tho.  Teijo has sung about half of the songs and played some keys as well. Especially the keys have made a huge difference! The songs are emerging slowly but surely. I’ve sent first demos to Kuoppis as well so we might be able to have the drums recorded during the fall as well…

I received the hard copies of SStB, people have seemed to like it, which is nice! Here’s the Spotify link: SStb – Blacks & Blues

Also the FlipSide ep#2, Dead Light, was digitally released a while back. We’re planning to raise the ruckus a bit later as everybody’s having their summer holidays, but it’s here if You’re interested: FlipSide – Dead Light

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Too long

It’s been too long from my last posting, but it’s really been hectic. I’m still knee deep in audio post, but the light glimmers at the end of the tunnel…

Quick update:

Liquid Wolf 2 – song frames done, 85% rhythm guitars done. Bass sessions imminent.
Flipside –  2nd ep mastered, waiting for layout of the cover
SStB – ready, waiting for me….

Stay tuned!

Running…

Been running for the last few months and will continue up until xmas at least. Been really busy mixing all kinds of movies and doing some editing. Luckily I managed to escape to Berlin for a few days with the missus, what a huge place! Saw Tycho at C-Club. I’ve stolen every bit of available time and made progress with Liquid Wolf 2, Chapter One : Two and SStB are on hold, but will emerge one day :-).

And now back to editing/mixing/whatnot…

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The new me

Well, sorta….I’m rethinking and focusing my web presence. All the sites pertaining to me ie. perfectsound.fi and .com, liquidwolf.net, samsararecords.fi and this one are being moved under one roof. Stay tuned…

Into the groove

After the first real summer holiday in 10 years, settling back into work routines wasn’t that easy. I decided to do “make work” first. So in the last week of my holiday, I sat down every morning and made a song. I managed to compose 6 songs in as many days. They should serve as a nice launch pad for the next SSTB project. Speaking of which: the “blacks & blues” is ready, I just need to make the ddp compilation and off it goes. Here’s the final front cover:

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Once the groove was found, real work was in order: The mixing of “Requiem” with Ville Katajala and the recording and editing of “Lomasankarit” foleys with Kimmo Vänttinen. In betweens we managed to go through the demos for Liquid Wolf 2 with Samu, I also began to take them one step further by adding and refining. We should have the skeletons of songs in a few months…

August, work…

Yes, it’s been hot, but what the heck, it’s summer! The autumns work starts by recording some foleys with Kimmo Vänttinen for Lomasankarit. We also made plans with Samu to start going thru the Liquid Wolf -material for the second album. I have maybe an hours worth of demos which should yield maybe 20 minutes usable material. The SSTB album is making it’s second round of mixing/mastering, I checked the songs after the first round and found a few
😉 things to correct. Pauli said he would master it next week, Tomi made also some promises re: the cover for next week. The album will be called “Blacks & blues”. SSTB will be released ASAP, so I’d guess by the mid september…
Chapter One : Two seems to be delayed somewhat since we’re planning to record some new stuff for it and the guys aren’t the most dynamic…

Added some nice reviews of Liquid Wolf “First Light” to the LW section.

And yes, we’re slowly getting the FlipSide “ep#2” material into shape.

Have a good one!

Now playing: “For Nothing” (O.S.I)

Chapter One: Two

The second Chapter One -release is approaching fast. This is a MkII release, so Pekka Viherlaakso and Jouni Ullakko appear only on few tracks, they were replaced by Mikko Terhiä and Jyrki Rahkonen respectively. The song list appears to be:

Chapter One
Wait
Masks
Waiting for a moon
Pictures
Sliding away
Another way

Just another role
Wings of amor
Beyond the vision
Behind the gaze

The last four were not properly recorded then, so we’ve made some plans to do them now. Nothing solid yet, but stay tuned…

This also means that the projected release date of mid August will need to be adjusted accordingly.