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What is it like for a small, independent band to record an album. Follow this blog and you’ll learn all about the album-making process and the songs. We’re making no promises on update frequency but we’ll do our best!

The longest blog post so far on this website. And longest title too.

This blog post will be a little longer. It will contain an update on the album but also lots more. Hope you’ll stay with me. 2020. What a fucked up year. The year that was supposed to change everything for the better. On micro and macro and universal and multi-universal levels, and on all levels…

Social Distancing

Social Distancing: (insert some witty remark here and make sure it’s not something everyone’s already heard a million times) These are dire times. There is no way around it. Sure, there is something good in this, as there always is, but I wish Mother Nature hadn’t had to resort to such drastic measures to save…

Recording done. Fuck yes.

This week we completed the recordings, finally. It took a while and definitely its toll, but they say diamonds too are compressed of shit. Or something. While I quite enjoyed the studio time, and Hämeenlinna is actually quite an ok city, I will not miss the driving between Helsinki and Hämeenlinna. We recorded 14 tracks…

Learning by Doing and Listening

Obviously I am no pro, but I do remember writing my first proper song when I was 15 or 16. There’s been quite a few since. The interesting thing about song-writing is how much you can learn and grow by studying all the hundreds of dimensions of a song. For a long time I’ve been…

Humble and Grateful (and Studio Progress)

Last week’s show at Mascot was exceptional. We hustled like maniacs and you guys, the Flush Mob, turned up in masses. Some from Slovakia, some from Germany, some from Sweden, some from an open bar with a global super star… Doesn’t matter how far or close, we are eternally grateful. And a special thanks to…

Studio Days 1-4 (25 January 2020)

Here we are, at Sound Supreme Studio in Hämeenlinna Finland. Today is our fourth day recording with our producer, the esteemed Mr Hiili Hiilesmaa. Hämeenlinna is one of Finland’s oldest cities (the oldest inland city), it has a really old castle and is the birth place of Jean Sibelius himself. Sound Supreme is a great…

Captain’s Log, December 30th 2019

The year is coming to an end and it’s time to be grateful and reflect on… blah blah. No, it’s not. It’s time to get to work. Our pre-prod is done, we’ve done the listening and the songs are pretty much ready. Janne and I are fine-tuning guitar arrangements, and as a full band we…

Captain’s Log, November 19th 2019

Last week we finally got around to record the second round of the pre-prod recordings. We had the privilege to visit our gig buddies’ Röökipaikka’s rehearsal space for the recordings and the nicest man alive, Mr Kari Degerman, took care of the engineering work. 12 songs recorded in two nights. Some of them in one…

Captain’s Log, October 30th 2019

It’s Lasse writing again. This month I turned one year older and developed pneumonia. Pneumonia was also known as “the old man’s friend” because it helped old people die faster back in the days. A terrific month indeed. In less than two weeks we’ll do our second round of pre-prod recordings for the album. We’ll…