Journal, Music, Recording

Recording Day Three

We continue the sessions for the ‘new’ Folksongbook. Jon is having a gig and comes in later, so we focus on a couple of songs without him first. ‘Nottamun Town’ is a forceful tune we’re recroding for the first time, so we start with that one. The transition to the quiet verse is hard to… Read more »

Journal, Music, Recording

Recording Day Two

The second recording day is reserved for Valgeir, who is a bit under the weather today. We agreed to sample the baroque instruments and voices, so Valgeir can integrate them later into his electronic tapestry or even turn them into full-fledged electronic instruments. Jutta Troch, B.O.X harpist, came over as well. She’s up first. Nicolas,… Read more »

Journal, Music, Recording

Recording Day One

We’re meeting early at studio Caporal, the small but well equipped home studio Nicolas Rombouts runs in Antwerp. As we set up our gear and soundcheck, Laurent Orseau is around to make band pictures. In the past we often forgot to document our process, which is a pity. Pictures make up a great souvenir of… Read more »

Journal, Music, Recording

Recording Rehearsal

Rehearsal with the Glows and B.O.X for the upcoming recording sessions of A Folksongbook. Due to conflicting schedules we only have one rehearsal, which is a little too little for a recording like this. The rehearsal runs a bit chaotic and unfocussed. Everybody feels confident in their parts, which could be a fallacy. Despite individual… Read more »

A final date for the Recording Session

Journal, Recording

A final date for the Recording Session

Finally found a recording date for ‘A Folksongbook’, the earliest collaboration with B.O.X. The session was originally scheduled for June, then moved to July, next August… and, finally, we landed in September. Nicolas Rombouts will be engineering in his cosy studio Caporal. Hopefully Valgeir is able to hop over from Iceland and give us a… Read more »