Новости от Андерса (March 30th 2009).
Он говорит о том как проходит процесс записи песен,что около 10 песен уже практически готовы,что такая большая задержка из-за лейбла и название новых трех песен (которые может быть ещё и не войдут в альбом,как решат) будут называться The Emerald Piper,Protection и Patriot Games.Мари справляется хорошо с записью и насколько я поняла,что группе настолько понравилось её исполнение Down & Libre,что они хотят перезаписать эти песни.
И самое интересное,ребята сделали короткий фильм Illuminated
*ну как фильм,скорее документалку*с сессий Illumination в Woodhouse.
"It’s about time to give you some updates about what we are up to and reveal more news about the upcoming album.
We are still in a writing and pre-production mode, working with producer Waldemar Sorychta. 10 of the tracks for our 6th album are more or less completed, while several more are under way.
I always find it hard to describe our current musical direction with new material in general, and, specifically, before an album is completed. We will record 15-16 tracks for this session, and we still don’t know which ones will make it in the album....
.....Mariangela’s role should be appraised as well. She has made several of her vocal melodies herself, and this has also been a big step forward for us as a band. I think it’s always the best thing if singers come up with melodies themselves, giving them more natural expression. I love how Mary has developed the vocals on live versions of Lotus, Down and Libre. Actually we’ve been considering re-recording re-arranged versions of both Down & Libre with the current line-up. I think it would be an interesting way to tie together present and past. One of the new songs where her contributions have been crucial, is the already mentioned tune Protection. She has her vocal melodies on both the verse and the chorus and has also co-written the lyrics together with Østen.
As I said, it’s hard for me to describe the musical direction we will take with the upcoming album; it’s easier to mention some key words and associations I get from some of the songs.
is a classic Tristania song; heavy and slightly symphonic with a powerful chorus and a great vocal performance by Mariangela.
is an up-tempo song with an energy and intensity which make me think of Sacrilege. Mary, Ole, Østen are all singing the same melody in the chorus, with growls by me in addition; all voices mixed together to sound like one voice. The whole thing sounds very unique and is unlike anything we’ve done before
Sirens is dark, heavy and hypnotizing, built around chanting vocals by Østen.
The Emerald Piper
is a goth-rocker with a twist; the chorus reminds me of “Manson-gospel” á la Mechanical Animals, but a friend of mine told me the other day that the song reminded him of Kate Bush.
Images is atmospheric with acoustic guitars and an epic chorus.
In other words, it will be a diverse album. A natural next step from Illumination, yet totally different from anything we’ve done before. You know the drill by now.
Oh, by the way, we have started to rehearse with a new guitarist. No name will be announced yet but this person has experience from touring, composing and recording albums with another band some of you might now.
And one more thing - we have made a short film called Illuminated, based on our own video recordings from the Illumination studio sessions in Woodhouse. It’s a bit too silly to be called a documentary, but I think you will find it quite amusing. It will be published when the next Woodhouse dates are announced...."
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