March 2, 2012 § Leave a comment
Strings for the new album is being composed these days, and since I just play by ear in GarageBand typing along on my keyboard (J, K, L… S, A, G) as the music plays in my head, I need someone pro to help me write out what I’m doing. Luckily I met the awesome Yvonne Hicks (a US resident since the 1980’s), a cellist and conductor who has been sweet as a pie, helping me with contacts to arrangers so that I now have the piece in notes for a string ensemble to play to.
Turns out part of Yvonne’s bio was on the other side of the paper she scrambled her phone number on. Not a bad idea for a understated business card.
February 6, 2012 § 2 Comments
The L-Team of Lance, Line and Lily (that’s the name of my bike) spend the Super Bowl Sunday before the game fooling around in Chinatown. Highlights included fried dumplings at “Fried Dumplings” (logic at its finest), cherries and Van Halen street posters. As always Lance was behind the camera, great work my friend.
February 2, 2012 § Leave a comment
“Don’t be afraid of the dark, Be afraid of the morning, for the morning always tells the truth”. From “Where are the rebels?” by Joseph Ridgwell.
November 29, 2011 § Leave a comment
Delicate white flowers turning into round black berries. Their heaviness forcing the branches to bend before they surrender and fall to the ground. Merging with soil. With Earth. Holding the vibration of an entire tree. The energy to build a forest. My favourite fall.
Colour of the season.
Very old Bible found in a barn in Jutland on a starlit night.
Can’t argue with that.
Kiss the boots of shiny, shiny leather.
My tooth print age 3 or so.
“Boy at newsstand” by André Kertesz. New York 1950.
October 17, 2011 § 2 Comments
Back in the studio. Feels so good. We can cancel Christmas, it’s ok. Recording makes me happy and jolly like an idiot. Right now I’m working on the track ‘Arena’ with Michael Adler Miltersen from Sepia Productions. It’s one of the first songs I wrote – the original GarageBand files are from 2007. They sound SUPER crappy, but the song has a very special vibe and it’s still one of my favorites, so I decided to let ‘Arena’ be the first song to finish for my upcoming album set to be released in 2012.
Yes, I love making music.
Go ahead and sing.
For the geeks.
For the über geeks.
Drink, drink, drink your spinach juice. Good for you.
The observant eye will notice that the big speaker is upside down. Reason? To have the treble hit the ear directly when sitting in the chair mixing. Pretty clever.
Michael is going to Kiev to see IAMX this week – painted here by the talented Gregers Albrechtsen – so we will have a short break. When he is back from the vodka, meat and music mayhem, Kristian Baek from Honolulu Blitz will visit us in the studio to do the backing vocals.
“The skinny monkey/shivers and shakes/the chain around its neck/rattles a requiem…”
October 1, 2011 § Leave a comment
I need to start smoking and move to Hackney Wick! My friend Ben shot this video last week when I was spending time in the outskirts of Denmark writing new material and drawing horses. He had total creative freedom to do whatever he wished – this is the result:
Directed, filmed and edited by Ben Dawlatly
Shot in Hackney Wick London, autumn 2011
Girl: Tat Vateishvili
Boy: Edward Collinson