Friday, February 6, 2009
Re-Entry Of The Month - 2009 February
Sitting here checking some Joxfield stuff.
Suddenly there was the old tracks. As both Yan and me are so occupied with recent and future music there's not much time left for listening to either other artists music nor any of our own older tracks.
Especially not our own old stuff...
So, here I was sitting listening to some Dark White Morning tracks.
And my mind started to spin.
Let's go back to the summer of 1975.
When we did our music we were using the name Andersson & Ek. All we recorded was for ourself and was never ever released anywhere.
Maybe we thought that some stuff we'd been doing a year earlier in 1974 would be the last by us, but there was another 25 minutes recorded this summer. Unfinnished pieces of music.
Then there was this intermission for 30 years.
The 2nd of May 2005 we're sitting at Camp Brana with our simple equipment and a bag of old stuff from the pre-historic days, just in case. For an hour we actually tried to record something, but both of us thought it was disasterously boring.
"Let's skip it!", we both said, "let's just play something, an improvisation..."
Two minutes of adjusting the sounds of the instruments, checking the computer, finding two chords and then... RECORD!
HARRICANE - the first track to be recorded by Joxfield ProjeX.
Primitive and rough. Just two instruments: the distorted guitar and the mean keyboards. 100% instant music. No overdubs, no editing, no mixing, no nothing but this rough Take One. The sound quality is poor, but you can feel the energy of this krauty piece. We went on the the next instant composed track and next and next...
Since then a lot has happened, at least both Yan and me think so, other might think not.
We're still crappy musicians, but we're so filled with ideas that we almost explode.
We're better at using equipment and various tools needed for the making of the music, we're better at making the music itself.
After the learning curve of DarkWhiteMorning, NothingButSofas & ThePondIntermezzo we're on for other missions, some you've noticed here and there (especially on myspace players), some still in process and waiting for its releases of any kind.
I did just get an idea of connecting The History (2005 and on) with what's happening nowadays by uploading some old released or unreleased stuff on the player once a
month, or so, RE-ENTRY OF THE MONTH.
Hurricane for 2009 February, let's see what March can bring...