Tuesday, 29 September 2009

News - Mnemic Studio Update Continues...

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Mnemic just issued another update from the studio. The band recently entered Antfarm Studios with producer Tue Madsen to record their new album entitled "Sons Of The System" which is scheduled for an early 2010 release.

"I can't believe that we actually started tracking drums this week! This time around three years ago, we were doing the same thing at the TrackRecordStudios, in Los Angeles with Warren Riker. Oh boy, time flies when you are having fun.or getting old. Why don't we just start from the beginning.At the end of 2007 I started composing the first Mnemic song, which I later trashed 'cause it simply sucked. It was uninspiring, regular metal, nothing new under the sun. Since then lots of songs have been trashed, haha.and the same goes for the other band members. We have had a hard time pinpointing where we wanted to go musically. We are 5 different individuals these days, with 5 different views on music. I listen to everything from the WU-TANG CLAN, CURTIS MAYFIELD to all sorts of drum'n’bass artists, to mostly the old metal records. The same goes for the others, we are not listening to the same metal albums that inspired us 6-7 years ago, we have different inspiration sources. This aspect did contribute to a lot of debate between us, and also helped shape the 15 songs we chose out of a big bulk of material. At the end of the day we are still a metal band, but with different inspiration sources. With this said, we are ready to fuck everyone up. So, before we started recording the drums, we also tryed to listen to some other productions that we liked. In fact we kind of came to an agreement of not having a superficial drum sound, where everything is cut, everything is edited, and in the end done by "Beat Detective" - we have actually never done that, for all of you non-believers, Brian knows how to play his stuff, its really that simple. Moving on to the sound, we want a simple sound, and first and for most a natural drum sound, wihtout sounding too dry, a la KYUSS or COROSSION OF CONFORMITY but more punchy and in your face. More like a Rick Rubin sound, where everything is more open, and unprocessed, think RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS or SLIPKNOT. We have simple groovy songs and we have complex songs, so Brian started of course warming up with some of the more simple songs, to get into the groove. At the moment we have tracked 6 songs out of 15, and the drumming sounds extremely solid! I can't wait till we move on to the guitars.well, actually I can't wait till we are done and have the final product in my hands!"

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