Studio Report No. 13
Musically, now that almost everything is in place, I think I dare say that my idea about the dynamics really works out fine. Every song, every part, was written back home on my acoustic guitar. I've had the arrangements in my head and the key element in the writing, rehearsing and the recording process has been "CONTRASTS", dynamically speaking that is. Compared to The Flower Kings, where we very often use long "ramps" to slowly build from nothing to a big crescendo, HFMC goes from nothing to everything in just a second, which in my ears sounds both very dramatic and effective. As you probably understand, we don't use it all the time, still the "CONTRASTS" are a vital part of the music of HFMC. Next up on the agenda before the mix, will be Petrus and me outdoors, recording some sounds from the ordinary life to put in the music. Right now, I hope the ordinary lives of all you people out there are just as great, even though it's a monday. Love you all!!!