The days of recording in a less than satisfying “home office”, restricted to the very few days where I’m all alone at home, is soon over. In just four days, my very own recording studio will be a reality. I’ve bought an old workmen’s barrack, to put in the garden, close to, but apart from the house.
When the barrack and the studio interior is in place, I will have to come up with a plan to finish my many on-going projects. These are:
- Another Failure (1989) – the follow up album to Drawing Lines (1989), this also with songs written in 1989. Vocals and mixing are left.
- The Indescribable L – a collection of love songs for my wife, all written in 2012, simple and perhaps sweet, yet quirky and strange. Vocals and mixing are left.
- Brotherhood – an album built around the “epic” title track that clocks in at 18:29, sort of apocalyptic, yet hopeful. Written in 2013, vocals and mixing are left.
- HELLO CAPSLOCK! – My current in-writing-project. A concept album. I’m seven songs into this beast, and it’s going to be super awesome.
In addition, I’m thinking about doing mixes and recordings for others, and I might just do some private vocal training/songwriting lessons, and hopefully earn enough extra money to be able to slowly upgrade the studio equipment-wise. I’m excited!
Since the last post, I’ve been working quite a lot with “Another Failure (1989)”. All songs are more or less recorded and mixed, but most of them lacks vocals and final touches. Time available to record vocals is scarce, as there are kids running around the house most of my waking time, and otherwise they are asleep, and then singing isn’t possible either.
So, what to do instead? Well, record another album, then! I have quite a few to choose from. I chose to continue work on “The Indescribable L”, which is my collection of 2012 songs. It is supposed to be an album of love songs for my wife, and I recorded the first track, All My Life, more than a year ago. Over the course of just three days I have been recording and programming instruments for the 7 next tracks. This is how that album looks for the time being:
- All My Life (03:29)
- The Indescribable L (03:45)
- Mystery (04:05)
- Mysticalude I (01:25)
- New Circle (03:45)
- Mysticalude II (01:30)
- Stockholm (02:40)
- Keneally (03:24)
- μ Rhythms
- – yet untitled track
- – yet untitled track
- Four Leafed Clovers
At the same time, I have been writing words and music for the last of my 2013 songs. All 2013 songs will become an album called “Brotherhood”. That’s approximately 41 minutes of music ready to be handled as soon as “The Indescribable L” is done. After that I was hoping to get to the “Heartless Cold (2002-2003)” album. After that album, the successing albums will be released pretty fast, as most of those songs (from 2004 until 2011) have been demoed or recorded already.
To top it off, I already have a fantastic concept for my 2014 songs, and I can’t wait to start work on that as well. I’m in quite an inspiring/creative mode at the moment.
Also, there are serious plans underway for building my own studio … more on that as it becomes a little more concrete. I’m excited!
For some time I haven’t had the time to do any recording or composing, until my wife kindly asked for a song just for her, and I made this one:
All My Life (demo)
This, in turn, sparked a motivation for reviving an old album concept that I came up with in 2004, with the title “The Indescribable L”. In short it’s a declaration of love for my wife, in album form. Might sound clichéd or trite, but really isn’t. I’m soon finished with song number two, which is also the title track, and it alternates between 7/8 and 8/8 in the verses, so it’s not your regular pop song.
At the same time I’m still working on “Another Failure (1989)”, which is in continuation of the concept behind “Drawing Lines (1989)”, on which I rearranged and rerecorded songs I wrote as a 10 year old, in 1989. The second song on that one is a 9 minutes plus rollercoaster through genres, so that’s gonna be a pretty screwed up album too. Gotta love it.
I’m not sure which one of these albums will be finished first, but I’m hoping for “Another Failure (1989)” to be finished within the coming summer, and “The Indescribable L” within the year. If time permits.
That’s all for now, more news to come soon, and perhaps more songs as well.