On February 20 I posted this on Facebook.

So I guess I had to do it.

Listen in context of the dogme-like way of which I was producing it. I haven’t used any other recording equipment than the built-in microphone on my Mac and a few software instruments. It was quite a stressful recording situation but at the same time I found it creatively challenging in positive terms. It was moments of fun and some of despair… banging my head against the wall for the obvious reasons you would experience if ever trying to record a bass guitar or drums through a PC-microhone. Even worse – the vocals…

I leave you to it, and present you THE BUTTON MOULDER’S WALTZ:

pt 1 be kind
pt 2 buttom moulder’s waltz
pt 3 fair game
pt 4 operation odyssey dawn

Since I have decided to call my new album The Button Moulder and that some ideas from this production is involved in that I have to take down the free downloads for now. It may be that I will make it available again. But as for now… You gotta wait for THE BUTTON MOULDER on October 25, 2013.

It was done on this:

And finally, as promised – I made the artwork in the Photo Booth!


PS i did use pro tools to cut the final wav file and photoshop elements for the title on the artwork. that’s it.


Norwegian streaming service WIMP has exclusively made available The Shins’ new album. So I thought I’d have a listen. I am disappointed.

Should I deepen my thoughts?

I just think it’s too much focus on the production and not so many good songs. Sounds like they’ve had comfortable chairs sitting around the studio making high-fives for every edit that they could produce to make the song better. It’s become common practise.

Or is it just the fever of mine that is shaking my foundation!?!

Hope I get well soon!
Ta da.