The making of Behind the Door
We are very proud of our third CD, Behind the Door and to remind our self and our listeners of how it was made we have started to write the story, this is just the beginning with more to come:
We started work on our third album on a beautiful March day in 2012. On that day the sun was out, and the birds were singing and were both feeling in a very creative mood. It was one of these days when the songs seemed to write themselves, and we soon has the bones of three songs beating around. The songs that were partially written that day were the album’s opener, Deadbeat which quickly became a a firm live favourite and the song Breathe which for all you techies out there was written in E flat tuning, something which I had flirted with, but never actually used on an recording.
Over the following weeks more songs started to come to life with little beginnings for The Raven, Simple Soul, The Station, North Sea Lights, Fading Embers and From the Cold. I’ll tell you a little more about There’s My Love later on which in itself has a very interesting story, as it is a traditional Welsh folk song we had re-worked and re-worked.
Viil and myself have always held the opinion that for your music to grow you have to grow as individuals and we have always believed that travelling is part of that process as your senses experiences different sound and cultures.
We had a festival booked in Numedal in Norway for July so we decided to move the recording process lock, stock and bouzouki where the real business of recording and writing started. From July to October we recorded and re-recorded the songs several times and wrote one new song; Secret World, which now occupies the second birth of the album – we also wrote lyrics for The Raven, The Station and finished of work on the two instrumentals.
That is enough for now, have a listen to our music and enjoy!