Off to the depths of the Swedish Forest. Box Project 2.

Friday, April 17th, 2009 | Uncategorized

On Monday I’m going away to Sweden to record an album in 3 days. I don’t know if it’s possible but it’s an irresistable challenge, especially for someone who has spent the last year struggling and for the most part failing to write his own album.

The Box Project is the brain child of an English writer now living in Denmark named Philip. His idea is simple. Get a group of musicians together and have them record and album in 2-3 days. No discussion on the music takes place before the recording. He organises the logistics and the musicians take care of the music.

The recording will take place 20th > 23rd April at Silence (pictured) which is the most wonderful recording studio I have ever been to. It’s set in the middle of a massive forest in Sweeden and feels quite isolated. I worked there with the Danish band Under Byen a few years ago and I fell in love with the place and it’s inspiring engineer Anders Lind. I can’t wait to return.

The musicians I’ll be working with are:

Ståle Storløkken – keyboards/ electronics

Ståle Storløkken is a member of Supersilent, Elephant9, and Humcrush. He’s worked in a host of improvised settings with Terje Rypdal, Audun Kleive, Terje Isungset, amongst others.

Morgan Ågren – drums

Morgan Ågren plays with Mats/Morgan band and over the years with Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Glenn Hughes, Flesh Quartet, and Frederik Thordendal of Meshuggah.

Lucy Railton – Cello

Lucy has played with a wide rage of musicians and organises the very successful ‘Kammer Klang’ nights in London.

I’ll be using my Max/MSP patches and using any thing I can find as a sound source, I’ll let you know how it turns out….

Take care,

Leafcutter John.


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