”Low Heaven” is finally out today on all platforms, along with a video by Thorarinn Johannsson! I couldn’t have done it without the always amazing Svante Karlsson who played all the drums on the new album. Mastering by Antony Ryan of Isan aka @redredpaw
The album ”Hallway Waverider” will be released 25/11, pre-orders are available.
”Low Heaven” took a long time for me to figure out. I had to try making many different versions of the song before I finally got the right one. As I was recording with the Tascam 244 4-track I mentioned earlier, I started diving deeper into analog recording and became very hyped to get a Tascam 388 8-track reel to reel recorder. I had to struggle a lot to get one because they’re very rare, big, heavy and most of all expensive 80’s recorders.
In August 2020 I saw one on an internet auction and placed the highest bid on it. I was super happy because I was sure I was going to get it but in the last five seconds of the auction, someone placed a higher bid so I didn’t have a chance to place more bids. I was pretty devastated by that because I really felt that I needed it to record the new album with. So I started looking for a Tascam 388 even more intensely all over the internet. At one point I was so desperate that I was close to ship a Tascam 388 from the States via eBay, which would have been a risky thing to do with the freight of the fragile machine. But in September 2020 a guy wrote back to me on the internet forum regarding a Tascam 388 that he wanted to sell here in Stockholm. I bought it right away and was so stoked. It was dysfunctional though, so I started reading on internet forums on how to fix it, and I actually managed to fix the recorder, and after that I started recording on it, and it really met my expectations about the overall sound.
So what you hear on ”Low Heaven” is the result of all individual sounds processed through Tascam 388 and in many cases sounds processed through both Tascam 388 and Tascam 244. Anyway, hope you like it!