Posts Tagged ‘Spiral Architect’
No, I wasn’t quite done…
As you have probably noticed we have had a pause in the blog-posts. I think it’s time we gave a statement to why and let you know what is going on. I’m not going to elaborate on details, but let you in on some of my thoughts.
Things simply don’t always develop as planned, such is the case with “The Artisan Project”. This blog was established at a point where it looked like I would have a lot of “band activity” and the idea with the blog was (and still is) to report from these activities. With Asgeir joining we had even more bands to write about. And to keep up the continuity and communication with our readers we wanted to post some personal stuff.
It seems like the idea was just fine, only the circumstances haven’t been in our favour. Who would have believed that with an arsenal like Artisan, Sarke, ICS Vortex, Spiral Architect, God of Atheist and Borknagar we still wouldn’t have much more to write about then the occasional booking of an Arcturus concert! Ok, exaggerating a bit now, but you know what I mean…
And the result has been that our blog has been dominated by the personal posts and at some point I felt that I couldn’t continue with that.
It has been a steep learning curve with this and part of the process is to learn from the mistakes and develop the strategy. I have also developed a taste for working against the tide with this new media technology, because some of the feedback I get from people inside the music business on this blog is quite negative and arrogant. This is off course always the case with evolution, some people simply can’t grasp the concept of development and will fight to keep the old ways. And I end up even more determined to succeed.
We have attracted a fair amount of readers during 2011 and I think it’s not necessary any more to keep feeding you with insignificant posts. But our communication can’t stop now, I’m as always positive to the future and I’m sure that I still have some stuff to share that has a bit of interest. And we do have at least a couple of concerts booked for 2011 for ICS Vortex and Borknagar which I’m going to share with everyone who can’t come. And we have a Borknagar album to release as well. And I guess I could keep you updated when there’s something going on, like tomorrow when I’m going to the Lock Up concert here in Oslo, anyone want to see some pictures from that?
And don’t forget that Artisan is also a band. I have ideas, but need to find time for it all. Did I mention I have started playing Star Wars; The Old Republic? hint hint
Does this make sense to anyone? As always I would very much appreciate some feedback on my thoughts.
It started as a crazy idea last week and by Tuesday I already had Viki picked out for the first -fan interview. Wednesday I sent her a mail and Thursday she had already answered and also provided a picture and all. I’m talking about he Borknagar-fan interview that we posted yesterday. Great fun and I for one really enjoy putting a face to some fans all around the world.
The Spiral Architect-album “A Sceptic’s Universe” was mainly recorded June 1998 and mixed February 1999 at Village Productions, Tornillo, TX, USA. The studio later changed its name to Sonic Ranch. A few days ago I stumbled on their new (?) website and discovered that they’ve built more studios and a mastering studio. It looks awesome with lots of great instruments, amps and state-of-the-art studio gear. Many artists have recorded albums there; Nevermore, Flotsam And Jetsam, Damageplan, Ministry, Cannibal Corpse etc… The studio we used was what is now called the “A Studio”. Its stone room was just finished when we got there and I was the first one to try it out. And, well, it definitely was a stone room since the sound was totally BOOOOOOOOM! so we moved the drums to the other room with more controlled sound… Read the rest of this entry »
This is the third blog where I look back at bands that influenced me, and this time I randomly picked the American thrash band Flotsam And Jetsam out of the hat. The band has been around since the early 80s and has released lots of albums, but is probably most known for being the band Metallica’s Jason Newsted came from. I first became aware of Flotsam And Jetsam when I read about them in a fanzine some time before their debut album “Doomsday For The Deceiver” was released in 1986. If I’m not mistaking, this album is the only one that got 6 Ks out of 5 possible (!) in the well-known metal magazine Kerrang! It was indeed a good album with great songs like “Hammerhead”, “Iron Tears” and “She Took An Axe” but it’s still far from the awesomeness they delivered with the album “No Place For Disgrace” in 1988! Well, truth is I didn’t like this album much in the beginning, but my brother played it constantly so it grew on me, and I still put the album on now and then. Read the rest of this entry »