I’ve been reasonably active in the last months. Did some audio design for various Brink Helsinki -projects (fx for Hell’s Kitchen Fi, Pohjolan Voima, Benecol, Tieto etc), mixed the doc of Teemu Selänne “Sel8nne”, mixed the movie “Apeiron” and of course made some further work on SSTB, FlipSide and Tiger Angle. We should get the Alpha Indigo finalized in a few weeks as well as the Tiger Angle x 3. SSTB still requires work as I’ve only sung the first proper demos. FlipSide ep is about halfway thru, Diving Down and Show Me are quite done. Tipi re-sung both of the songs, they got better!
And I ordered and received the second floor tom to my Kumu set. Pics coming up!
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.
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…