Week two - the short, but sweet one
Studio diary 2006
The second week was slightly shorter workingwise due to the annual Hultsfredsfestival in Sweden. Anders B went there as early as Tuesday and I went back and forth on Friday. But we managed to record some stuff anyway.
On Monday we continued tracking the guitar. As mentioned above, Anders B had to finish his guitars as fast as possible due to the Hultsfredtrip so we scheduled two sessions with him and one with André in the middle.
So Anders managed to track all his songs plus a solo on Monday and André tracked six tracks leaving only the "easy" ones for Tuesday.
Anders B tired after tracking a lot of songs.
Anders B's axe. Look - no tuning pegs...
Tuesday began with André tracking all his remaining tracks. Then we did a photosession with Robert Johansson, known for a lot of Nasum photos. We started with some shots on a location just a few meters from the Coldworker Studios. Then we went out on the countryside and tried a little walking set up along with some more normal shots. After that we concluded the photosession with some shots in an alley and under the shadow of a large factory pipe (or whatever).
We returned to the "studio" (when I write Coldworker Studios, it's really our rehearsal room) and Anders B left for Hultsfred and André tried to record some solos, but never really got anything down that satisfied him. The day ended and so did the guitar recording for this week.
André tracking guitar.
Joel is anxious to join the fun.
Anders B gets a phone call, as always.
André still tracking guitar.
Joel sleeping, Kronblom style.
On Wednesday we re-started recording the bass. As mentioned in the first diary, we recorded a few songs in the wrong tuning so we had to start all over with the bass. This time it was much better and Oskar got a few songs down on this first session.
There were a first vocal session scheduled as well but as I was feeling quite ill, being struck buy an untimely cold, I called it off, and had a break from the studiosessions for three days.
On Sunday, this short recording week ended with another bass session and Joel's first session in the studio. He's been waiting for a long time to join the fun, and while at it, he pulled off three songs before the day and week ended.
Oskar checking out an album recorded exactly two years ago.
Joel enters recording mode.
Oskar is Bob Rock, Joel James Hetfield.