Jun 25 2012 4:24 PM
Yesterday the new album got it's backbone!

All drumloops and mididrums were replaced by live drumming by none other than David Jeppesen.
David is the kind of drummer I like. Partly because I like him a lot on the personal level, but also because he hit those drums very hard and very precisely.
I am currently unable to record drums in my own studio, as I do not have enough microphones - or enough space. So we went to the Mir Sound Studio in Copenhagen, which is owned by Troels Bech.
I have worked with Troels on quite a few occations now, and there was no question in my mind, that he was the one for the job.

David at the MIR sound studio

Troels at the MIR sound studio

David's bass drum

The 'rotten' ambience microphone

A broken drum stick

The session lasted eight hours on the minute, and we recorded drums for nine tracks. Some were easier than others.
Now there's some editing to do...

Jun 02 2012 10:04 AM
Coffee with Martin
Summer's here officially! Hooray!
Although I must admit that it is a very greyish and windy start of the summer.
Grey with quite a few raindrops as well.

Today I had coffee with my pal Martin Jørgensen who is the most able percussionist I have ever met. We had a nice chat about the times we were on tour together, and discussed possible futures.
Martin provided his skills on the Constructions album that came out in 2007, where he played on industrial rubbish and allsorts. This can be seen on the DVD that came with the CD release.

Copenhagen, Martin and coffee 1

Copenhagen, Martin and coffee 2

Martin now spends most of his time in Brooklyn, New York and hence we discussed how to collaborate via the internet. This took us to the nearest musical instruments shop to check out the latest incarnation of Propellerheads' Reason software. A software I now use for almost all music production I do.

Martin with Reason 6 on Mac