Thursday, 7 February 2013

Mixing, mixing, mixing

I'm back in snowy Stockholm for the week to finish mixing the album with Ruben.
Tomorrow we'll be getting Jesper Jonsson, our drummer, down to the studio to record a new song written just yesterday called 'Summer Kills'. So we've now got 14 tracks in total- more than an album's worth!
Loving working on the songs again,
Keep warm

Friday, 2 March 2012

Flames and Fury

One of our songs is called 'Flames & Fury' and is a drunken duet about possessive, obsessive, destructive love. Frithiof Engzell (Ruben's brother), listened to us record this song in the Molnbo house and it inspired the fabulous drawing above.
So Emily and Dom are back in the UK and Ruben is in Sweden. He's just finished doing some vocal harmonies to a few tracks. Next on the agenda is to get The Red Clay Halo to put a few string/accordion lines on a song called 'Magpies Carol.'

Friday, 17 February 2012

Band photo by Johan Bergmark

Photo by Johan Bergmark

So we're on our second last day of recording the debut Vena Portae album. It's been a wonderful time hiding away from the world in the snow-covered surrounds of Mölnbo making music and experimenting with different instruments and ideas. We're really, really pleased with how it's all sounding and looking forward to sharing it with you in the future. We'll keep you posted on plans for release , gigs etc. Thanks, Emily

Monday, 6 February 2012

Recording studio, Sweden

Today Dom and I arrived in the beautiful, snow-covered Molnbö, just south of Stockholm. Ruben has set up the study for our studio and here are a few snaps of our cosy recording abode for the next 11 days...