During the weekend that was, the Clay Station was visited by familiar faces again. No strangers, and no strangers to Scandinavian hardcore at all. I was asked to record five to six tracks, which became eight and by the time they left they had nailed 13 d-beating assaults to the hard disk. Mixing and mastering awaits and whenever there’s a name, some titles and some artwork this’ll be out on http://denihilrecords.blogspot.se/.
It’s a long story, but tonight Tim Kern of New York’s Tribulation Tattoo turned our control room into a tattoo parlour!
As some of you know these are the words of Ian Gillan, and to a studio engineer they ring more true than ever. There are many tools for producing really LOUD recordings these days and it has become a problem that everything wants to be louder than everything else. A Loudness war!
And did you know that there is now a law on loudness in commercials in the US called the CALM Act, and a recommendation from the European Broadcasting Union called R128 that talks about the “permitted maximum level of audio signals”? Where is it going to end? Lemmy behind bars? Not sure, but I guarantee Communichaos will fight bravely in the Loudness war!
Latest addition to the pile of gear:
Vrak visited the Clay Station to record four great tracks. I may be able to post a preview here once it’s mixed and done.
May 11-13 we’ll get to know the new outfit Vrak from Gothenburg/Stockholm. Vrak is made up of some very familiar faces. Watch this spot… Their style doesn’t exactly fall into the punk rock box, which is exciting. I really hope to use my freshly renovated little Sovtek Tube Piglet:
Burning Kitchen recorded their track for the upcoming volume of Turist i tillvaron duringthe weekend that was. We can safely say we haven’t developed one bit over the last decade. Phew!