We’ve done most of the crunchy guitars and moved on to the mellower tones….
That’s what the new FlipSide EP is called. It’s a thematic collection of four songs based on the texts of Jani Rämö, my old colleague and friend. He’s also finalizing the cover for us as he’s more of a graphic designer than we. This guy came around to lend us his well seasoned ears:
More to follow…
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…
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….
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…
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…
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:
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…
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)
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:
Waiting for a moon
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.
Wohoo! We went thru the songs with Samu W and made some tweaks. Maybe some really small adjustments could be made still, but basically it’s done. I’m happy!