My brother Christian and I have just started experimenting with recording jams in layers. Basically it works like this; we set up some instruments and microphones, hit record and go for it for as long as we feel like (close to two hours in this first session). Then we change the setup and instrumentation and jam to what we just recorded. And then we do that again. And yeah well, one more time. Since the music will take a lot of different directions in two hours, there´s not a chance that you´ll remember what you were playing earlier. Even though you´re jamming to recordings of yourself, you get the feeling it´s someone else. And since we are two persons recording at the same time, there´s always the momentary feel, sometimes we come together in fighting what was recorded previously, rather than playing along.
No retakes of course. We only broke that rule on one occassion, but that was when playing bass, and it´s just… bass is important, right!
The other day we mixed a segment of five minutes of this jam, and it came out quite nice. Since the only leakage is in between what is recorded at the same time, we have lots of possibilities to orchestrate stuff with the faders. Instruments used during the whole session has been drums, guitars, accordion, Juno 60, lot´s of percussion, our voices and bodies, trumpet, bass, more guitar. Not entirely in that order, but almost. And the newly served Roland Space Echo that Johan recently brought by was used extensively.
You won´t hear all of that in this five minute piece. This one is quite slick actually. But there´s lots more to dig out of this session, and of course from the process as a whole.
Just home from a short tour with Kors, in my new home on the house on the hill. And finally getting the time to build an even newer home, which is this. Welcome.
The photo above is from our second gig at Studio Sing Sang in Malmö. Before that we did a show together with Amanda from Slow Gold at Turteatern in Stockholm. And after that we did some challenging stuff in both spectrums – first a DJ set labelled voodoo ritual at Moriskan in Malmö, all five together in the booth, taking turns on the decks, Linda banging on kitchen utensils, Karl invoking the voices of the internetz. Pitched down techno paired with delayed guitars and Karins eerie voice. We really only did what we usually do, but with different tools. Very inspiring. And the last thing we did, due to illness anda drama on the island of Asperö in the archipelago of Gothenburg, was to first cancel our show on the festival, and then do the most silent show we´ve ever done, around an old piano in a house outside of the festival area. Also very fulfilling. Thanx everyone involved, great arrangements alltogether, we´ve had a blast.