Yeps, looks like that's gonna be on the agenda too.
We recorded Melas in a small studio during a week back in November 2012. All songs are recorded live except some solo guitars and the vocals and we added some synthesizers, piano, tambourine, eggs and a mouth trumpet. All songs except are recorded without metronome.
Gustav Look (Mushroom Carvan Overdrive) was the tech and we produced the album ourselves. For the mixing part we worked together with Henrik Gennert who is a true wizard in the studio. Both the vinyl and digital master was made by Mats "Limpan" Lindfors (Cutting Room Studios) who master everything from pop hits to metal albums in Stockholm, Sweden.
All the music is created in our rehearsal space but all the lyrics on Melas is written by our lead singer Marcus Jonsson. It's like a standard process for us to first jam in the basement then he writes the lyrics whenever he feels something.
I'm not sure of the others guys set up but I used the following for all songs:
- Orange PPC 4*12 amp
- Orange Dual Terror head
- Hagstr?m Viking
- Boss Blues Driver pedal
- TC Electronic Hall of Fame reverb pedal
That must be interesting when Marcus brings back lyrics to something you've been jamming at rehearsals. It sounds like song creation is a collaborative effort though. How long have you all been playing together in Le Betre?
It was not my first time in the states but the first tour i ever played/worked on in the US. We ALMOST got sent to showcase SXSW in Austin but our album wasn't ready. We are longing to go on tour since we never played with Le Betre outside of Sweden. But hopefully Melas can help us to the states and on some european tours. Alot of vinyls has already been sold in the states so we're looking into some kind of solution to distribute "over there". It's fucking expensive shipping vinyls. We have to charge 14$ in just shipping from Sweden to USA.
I was there the first night Such a great show, I no doubt saw you as my usual hang out spot is by the stairs/merch booth if I'm not in the pit.
They are easy to spot on stage. They have that signature color, and they haven't changed that 60's era font. I was at a festival over the summer, and throughout the day we moved between the second and third stage bands alternating set times. They stayed right on schedule this way having the crowd shift from one stage to the other. When I saw one band setting up with the Orange Amp I "shifted over" early. I wasn't familiar with the band, but the Orange Amp indicated something good was going to be happening soon.Haha obviously yeah! They're the gear of our league!