2012 Mar 12 10:04 AM
Stina
Stina Madelaire who provided vocals on much of 'Anyway' (the songs 'Garden of Exile', 'Euphoria', 'Blue Sky Cafe' and 'Where are you now?' to be precise), is almost ready with her debut album.
You can check it out over at her blog: Yogawise.dk
 
2012 Mar 06 5:07 PM
Minella
Quite a large portion of the life of the contemporary musician has nothing to do with music what so ever. It is plain office work as music has to be registered to various organizations before it can be played to anyone. I guess in the time of major record labels this was a way of protecting the working composers and their bodies of work. However, as the music business has changed and more and more artists - including yours truly - have decided to act as labels themselves, these organizations seems to work as obstructions for the ones they were meant to protect. Well, enough said about the absurdity of the music business, and on to some more desk work; sales statistics! All 2011 sales have now been accounted for. A few details:
- I sell more music in Germany than in Denmark.
- Cloudberries is my best selling track.
- The folks down under seems to have discovered my music. Thank you, Australian listeners. I salute you!


Minella in the studio

Apart from the strictly paper aspect of being a musician, I have been recording more vocals for the forthcoming album. This time the ever so beautiful Minella Ketscher was in front of the microphone. Minella has a singing style that instantly makes me think of singers from the sixties. A beautiful voice with a lot of expression.


Snowdrops at the covershoot

When I walk outside, I have discovered that a lot of snowdrops and eranthis have appeared. A beautiful and sure sign that spring will soon be here.
It also reminded me, that it is already a year since I shot the cover for the yet to come album, currently titled 'From Dirt Flowers Grow'. But both title and cover might change, as nothing is finalized yet...

 
2012 Mar 02 3:05 PM
Tanja
Lately I've been busy doing a lot of different things. Most of them having nothing to do with music. They had to be done never the less.
However, I have found time to do some work in the studio. Most recently the recording of two songs with Tanja Hollerup on vocals.


Tanja in the studio

Tanja first worked for me when I was doing a concert six months ago, and I had only little idea of how it would be to work with in the studio environment. Tanja, however, is a very able singer and we recorded everything using only a minimum amount of takes.
One of the songs we recorded is called Brocken Spectre, after an optical phenomena which in earlier days made people believe in witches.
I went to the Brocken mountain in october last year, but I didn't catch a glimpse of the spectre, as it was way too foggy...


At the Brocken Bahnhof, Harz mountains