Been working on yet a new version of Hello World, or rather a total makeover. Watch out for a preview/pre-listen soon. Until then take a listen to this version from the archives. A 2,5 year old accoustic version! Unique and exclusive material, as they say ;)
Thank you Ronny Larsson for airing ‘Race against time’ on Radio Virus!
Listen to the show here:
After a clarifying note on the fade-out of the song we’ve now completed the production and mixing phase of this first official tune that have reached beyond the demo stage.
Many thanks to our patient and creative producer/mixer; Peter Åhrberg. In a few days the mastering will be carried out and then we’re finally done!
A few weeks ago we decided to get some professional help. We’ve been mixing and producing ourselves but had come to a dead end. We needed an external view on our work. And naturally someone who’s a real pro and an expert on what he’s doing. After a tip and a promising phone conversation we choose to collaborate with up-and-coming producer Peter Åhrberg, Stockholm.
Livelong producer Peter Åhrberg
He’s also a sought-after live mixer, mixing classic Swedish acts such as e.g. Mats Ronander, Mikael Rickfors, Dan Hylander and Noice.
Peter Åhrberg has a degree in Sound Engineering from Dramatiska Institutets, Stockholm.
And from now on he could add producing and mixing The Livelong June debut to his CV.
It’s been great to work with Peter and we love his subtle creativity, care of details and patience. On top of his professional expertise of course!
Just a short film from the rehearsals for the upcoming gig @ KGB, PlusOne Klubb, Stockholm.
The live audio section is now complete, including the recording of the third gig. Unfortunately this recording has some kind of reverb overload to it. Nevertheless, the documentation of our progress (and an important step in defining The Livelong June sound) is complete for now.
We finished a new song tonight! The recording process took quite some time but it turned out rather nice.:)
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Had a feel that ‘Homesick’ was/is a good song, but became nothing but a ‘ballad’ (in its negative meaning). Feel satisfied with the lyrics which have a good depth in them and even though they were written in honour of my grandpa who passed away, I’ve come to realise that they also cover other situations in life. Also the chords and structure of the song are nice.
Music wise though, I forced on a pumping bass synth and added some extra bouncing bass to it. My intention was to crack down the original soft feel and nothing does that better than an unstoppable bass! Added some extra melodies to lift the chorus and a new sad (but not soft) riff. There are still stuff to be done with the song. First we need to cut down on tracks, but also the drums and the long outro need some caring.
Here are the two versions for comparison:
The old/original version of Homesick:
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The new version of Homesick (yet to be mixed, etc.):
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