Unmistakably Nordic in flavor, Sofia Talvik somehow still conforms to American interpretations of her own original music, a North Sea siren blending sparkle and melancholy, creating a special niche of folk music.
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It’s been a hectic week to say the least. I decided to skip one of the songs for the album (as everybody thought it was horrible except me, haha) and had to choose and record a new one. I decided for yet another song with the word “shoe” in the lyrics and probably will have to rename the entire album to “shoes” now 🙂 .We decided not to put Baby, eeerr I mean Anders, in the corner anymore (as he was forced to be there during the recordings of the last album, that studio simply wasn’t big enough for him and his bass) so we even gave him his own room this time. Check out the video here:
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I’m nothing but truly impressed of the way he nailed all these songs in just six hours. We rehearsed a few of them for the gig at Landet and the radio gig last week but there were several he never heard before and he did brilliantly! Even the song “Holding your hand” which he renamed “the Zappa-song” because of all the half times hidden in it. Being unrehearsed may not be the ultimate way of doing it but I must say it does add a kind of nerv that you don’t get if you know the songs too well.
Anyway, next week we’ll be recording Marcus and his guitars, yep he’ll be doing both acustic and electric this time. And I’ll record the last song for the album (no shoes in that one), which I have to do in the studio where we recorded the bass, because I have to play and sing at the same time.
…for coming to the gig last night! We ha a splendid time, didn’t we!
Unfortunately my opening act Ipher&The Cains canceled at the last minute but having talanted friends is always a plus in such a situation and my wonderful friend Sara Rumar came through on half an hours notice and made a wonderful acustic performance together with Henrik Ekberg.
Anyway, you were a great crowd, and it was a real pleasure to play for you. Here are some photos from last night.
I just got home from rehersing with my wonderful band.
It was the first time I heard the songs with more instruments than just my guitar. It sounded great. They are truly amazing! Anders even renamed one of the songs to "Elvis song" because of a very 50-60's bass thing he added. I guess that means I can start calling myself "The King" 😉
This record is going to get so good! Marcus – get well soon!