Thursday, May 12, 2016

SA:Recording the new album week 3

9.5.  Monday
Back in business after a week off. We got some new songs to learn and record so in the afternoon we started off with a late lunch and then it was time to start working again. I did the piano parts for two songs and then it was Tommy’s turn to play some drums. We ended the day just in time before the FIN-USA hockey game at the World Championship….you have to make sure you’re priorities are straight ;-) After a 3-2 win it was easy to just relax with some netflix and fall asleep.

…and then there was the next day ;-) Tommy first played the drums for another fast song and then it was time for some guitars. Elias played the tracks for two songs and the rest of the day was spent finishing those songs with bass & keyboard tracks. So, two days and two songs….we’re still keeping the pace. At this rate, next week will be spent doing the last songs and then there are only some minor fixes and vocals to be done before the mixing begins…..unless something happens, and it usually does ;-) Nevertheless…another day of hard work done !! Watched some diving competition on tv at night…not really that interesting ;-)

11.5. Wednesday
More of the same ;-) Today’s song was quite different from anything we’ve done before, it’ll be interesting to see how it turns out at the end. In the morning Tommy did the drums and Pasi layed down the bass. Then we decided to drive to Pietarsaari and check out a burger place there called Friends & Burgers…really excellent idea. Once we’d stuffed ourselves with some really great burgers it was time to head back and do the guitars and keyboards. We worked at a frantic pace to make sure we’d be ready before the hockey game Finland - Hungary. 

Having recorded 10 songs so far we only have 1 or 2 more to go + some additional fixes etc…and then of course the vocals, mixing and mastering. We decided to cut this week short since we didn’t have anything more to play for the time being. I did a piano track and a couple of solos in the morning and then we all headed home.




  1. A song quite different from anything you guys have done before... I'm curious!! :D Thanks for the update Henkka. You guys are going fast!

  2. You guys are BLAZING through this, I'm excited! Especially with the song different from anything you've done before...what could it be? Sonata goes thrash? Folk? Humppa??? ;)

    Ohh they opened a friends&burgers in Tampere too, I've been meaning to check it out when I have money, and I trust your well honed burger palate...

  3. Ten songs already! You make it sound so easy... Things are looking really promising as even if something unexpected happens, you'll have plenty of time to work on it... or I just jinxed you ;).
    "Quite different" works really well for you guys, so I'll just wait for the stunning end result.
    I'm more of a soccer girl but after so many disappointments with my team I think is time to check a new sport. So hockey, here I come :)

  4. You probably just jinxed it ;-) Let's see if the "quite different" song makes it to the final album...

  5. Awesome update Henkka. Looking forward to more as you post.

    So way off topic but I'll say it..blues, sharks, penguins, and the lightning. I didn't plan on really any of them making it this far.

    Especially the Blues, but at this point I'm pulling for them. Or the Lightning because of the interest of Steve Yzerman as General Manager. But anyone except the Penguins. Dear God, please no one but the Penguins. Let's see how this round goes.

    I haven't followed the IHF much, but I think Finland is 6-0? Correct me if I am wrong on that one.

  6. Actually we're 7-0 at the moment ;-) Not really sure which team I'd go with for the NHL playoffs since all of my favourite and remote-favorite ones are out by now. We got finns on every team so.... I think it's gonna be the sharks who take it all this year.