Here's the story: Patrick recorded his stuff onto a four track porta studio during 1996-98, one track of bass and drum machine and three tracks of guitars. Guess you should hear this from him for the details as I wasn't really around during this period. He had a pretty hard struggle making it work that I can tell you.Shadow Kingdom wrote:This recording sounds like it's brand new, not from '96
Did you re-record all the songs again? The Vocals rule.
About the vocals (thanks! btw), at first we just wanted to get the tracks down on tape so we considered recording the vocals live during mixdown. But then our mate Henrik Flyman asked us why not record the vocals at his digital home studio (which was complete news to me then, Cubase, Sound Forge and stuff). So we transferred the four tracks from the tape into ones and noughts and (on various occasions during 1998-99) recorded the vocals on top, added a few droning keys, a fake hammond and mixed it. No guitars were added.
Actually we considered re-recording everything less than a year ago. Patrick did some tries but then his current band Mortalicum got signed to Metal On Metal and we scrapped that idea due to time and energy limits. I'm pretty sure we wouldn't have been able to recreate the atmosphere of the original recording anyway. Guess that's all.