Our second full-length album released september 21st 2012.
Christine Sten - Vocals
Victor Sågfors - Guitar & additional keyboards
Staffan Strömsholm - Vocals, Steinway Grand Piano, Analog Synthesizers & Rhodes
Jafet Kackur - Bass
Erik Herman Lillkung - Drums
Track 8 Featuring Pat Mastelotto(King Crimson) - Electric Drums & Percussion
Produced by Victor Sågfors
All songs composed by Victor Sågfors except track 1, 2 & 8 co-composed with Jafet Kackur & Erik Herman Lillkung and track 7 & 9 co-composed with Staffan strömsholm. Lyrics by Sågfors. Arranged by Opus symbiosis.
Recorded between July 2011 and April 2012 at Midas Studios in Replot, Former J2M studios in Jakobstad, Köpmansgatan 22 C 27 in Jakobstad and P@Casa in Austin, Texas, USA.
Audio engineering by: Anders Höglund, Petter Erikslund, Pat Mastelotto & Opus Symbiosis.
Mixed by Anders Höglund at Midas Studios
Assisted by Petter Erikslund
Mastered by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers
Nice interview Markus! I like your views about the problems with how people have been teaching music. I’m very interested in trying your instrument someday. I have the old style 10 string Stick. And never really thought the training materials I’ve used unlocked that instrument to the way I want to play, or hear in my head. My favorite things come from playing shapes with both hands together, rather than separate bass and guitar style riffs. But my approach is hap hazard, sometimes stumbling into beautiful interactions, and many times being frustrated trying to split my brain and fingers in two, instead of them working together.
I’ve heard about guitar craft circles for years. It seems there was something special going on there. And I am thinking your Touch guitar circles, are a new refining of some of those ideas?? I need a new approach, or I feel I’ll just be stuck at the same level with my tapping. I just became a member, and have so much of your music to listen to. I am enjoying everything I’ve heard so far.
P.S. I don’t think your ambient soundscapes are dark or devoid of emotion!!! Not sure why people would say that?
Keep Inspiring!! Mike
Markus describes this VIP item as “the TRUCE album, but with my lead (touch) guitar muted. Bonus and educational material for the fans and freaks.”
I presume that the purpose of this “karaoke” version of the album is to shine a spotlight on the talents of Fabio Trentini and Asaf Sirkis. Shawn Sutherland