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Tico-Tico, Kemi ja me

Päivän kulttuuriuutinen on tietenkin Tico Tico -studion tuleva muutto uuteen paikkaan, Kemin keskustasta hieman syrjemmäksi. Yksi aikakausi on päättynyt.

CMX, Sonata Arctica, Sentenced, Impaled Nazarene, Jope Ruonansuu, Moonsorrow, Kalmah, Thyrane, Terveet Kädet, Rotten Sound, Wintersun, Mordicus, For My Pain…, Thy Serpent, Eternal Tears of Sorrow, Catamenia, Cryhavoc ja moni muu, siinä kieltämättä raskas mutta kunnioitusta herättävä lista studiossa käyneistä bändeistä. (Paitsi tuo yksi, mikä lie rymyjoukko onkaan… :D)

Paljon on vettä virrannut Kemijoessa. Tico siirtyi analogisista nauhoista ADAT-nauhojen kautta moderniin digitaalitallennukseen jo vuosia sitten. Mutta vanha kunnon miksauspöytä on edelleen entisensä.

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Posted by on 19.11.2012 in In Finnish, Music


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Home. Tired. Happy.

Audio mixer faders at the Bull & Gate pub in K...

Audio mixer faders at the Bull & Gate pub in Kentish Town, North London. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I got home from Tico-Tico Studio on Monday evening. Must have been 11 o’clock or something. And it’s kinda funny that you usually get tired after a long day at a recording studio even if you don’t play anything on that day, or just play some basic guitar tracks. You need to keep your ears active all the time (or as much as possible, anyway).

But in the end, being at the studio is still fun for me, it’s almost like holiday. It’s the place where you finally hear what your music sounds like. And it’s the right place for making some extra experiments on your songs. It’s different from travelling in a bus and playing live shows in different cities and towns. You don’t have to travel for 12 hours to a venue to play an hour or 90 minutes to get things done, anyway. Well, it’s not that I don’t like playing live. During the years, I’ve actually started to love gigs.

This weekend, Eternal Tears of Sorrow is going to record their first music video ever. Finally! I have no idea why it has taken so long. It may have been bad luck or perhaps the somewhat crooked music business that promises you a lot but doesn’t always keep its promises. Anyway, I don’t want to complain. Things are fine with the band. The music video this month, the brand new single in May or June *), the last recording sessions in July, the Chinese tour in August and September. And finally, the album should be out in…? Well, I don’t know. End of the year, probably, possibly and hopefully.

*) Just got to see the cover of the single and it looks amazing. The final versions of the songs on the single sound great as well!


Posted by on 25.4.2012 in In English, Music


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Another Fine Day…

City centre of Kemi, Finland Suomi: Kemin keskusta

City centre of Kemi, Finland Suomi: Kemin keskusta (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

…For Eternal Tears of Sorrow to start the recording sessions. It’s our seventh album and we will record the “basic tracks” by the end of the month: drums, guitars, bass. I just wish I knew when the single and the album are going to be out. Oh yeah, and the music video is going to be shot later this month, too. We’re busy, ain’t we?

Hello Kemi, hello Tico-Tico Studio, once again. Damn, we always miss the Snow Castle in Kemi.

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Posted by on 14.4.2012 in In English, Music


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