I’ve had a little break from the blogging and it’s been a while since I posted. Time to start writing again. My last post entitled “Recording finished” (really just photos) might have suggested that the whole thing is done. But ofcourse it now needs to be mixed and mastered. I did think about mixing it myself but I disregarded that idea pretty quickly for many reasons. Firstly I do not have much experience in that and it feels much better to have it done by someone more experienced, secondly it takes time and thirdly its just nice to involve more people I think. Also, after spending so much time with the material I think it is easy to get bored of the songs and in some ways that would lower the bar of the work. That’s why I think its good also that different people do recording and mixing. And if I were to try and mix it myself I would probably get bored right from the beginning as I’ve had the songs on repeat for the better part of the spring.
Anyway I’m happy to announce that I found someone to do the mixing about two weeks ago and that person is Björn Lindberg at Rabbit Hole Studios in Malmö. I’ve been acquainted with Björn for some years through mutual friends, so I’m really looking forward to the mixing process the coming few weeks. And funny enough his studio is just a few hundred meters from where I grew up =). I’ll try to keep you updated on how it goes! Maybe I can even share some audio-clip-peaks.
Now onto something else. Another thing that I really need to address now is: names. I have yet to come up with a name for what the propject/recording shall be called. That goes for a lot of the songs as well. If there is a condition called titling-procrastination I probably have it. And why did I choose to name myself magicjohan on instagram? - no idea… Anyway I need to do that - I need a name for the project, titles for many of the songs. Ofcourse if anyone reading this have a good name idea I’m happy to out-source this task. I think I will write a post just on trying to find names for everything. It is much like lyrics, I’ve rarely had the experience of writing lyrics that I like and to be honest, I often don’t listen as attentive to the lyrics of music but rather the instruments and vibe of the whole thing. Maybe that’s why my music is instrumental mostly. Not to say I dislike lyrics thouugh…
Ok, so there is mixing, mastering and finding names. What more? Well I need to decide on how to release the music and in what format… Vinyl, digital, cd, mini-disc, cassete, pathé cylinder.. I think it’s safe to say that it will be digitally released. It would be fun to get together some artwork and/or videos too. But what I hope ultimately is that it becomes easy and available to those who want to listen to it.
Video : 32 GB of music off to be mixed