Recording

I’m currently working on a new album with the Loose Train and it’s great fun. We made the first recordings couple of days ago and tried out a new recording format too – cassette tapes. I don’t think it’s going be the only recording medium to be used in these sessions but it’s always interesting to explore different recording techniques. We used Cutec MR402D 4-track cassette recorder, a bunch of ribbon mics, recorded everything live and the results sound good!
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Gone To the Charts

Here are some end-of-year polls that include ‘Gone To the Dogs’:
 
Pop Goes Crunch’s Best EPs of 2016
One Chord To Another’s Top 10 Finnish Albums of the Year 2016
Nordic Music Review’s Favourite Albums of 2016
Glue’s Best Finnish Albums of 2016
Shoegazer Alive 9’s Top 40 Shoegazer Psychedelic/Psychic/Psychedelic Pop Albums of 2016
 
Yeah!

Power Popsicle Brain Freeze

Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More radio show’s new compilation is out now and ‘What Goes On’ by Matti Jasu and the Loose Train is included. ‘Power Popsicle Brain Freeze’ is a great collection of music featured on the show and you can download it for free.
 

 
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Ice Cream Man’s Podcast And Stores

If you missed Ice Cream Man’s Power Pop show on Radio Andra (www.radioandra.se), listen to it now as a podcast. We’re included in a bunch of great tunes! You can find the latest show from here: http://icecreammanpowerpop1967.podomatic.com
 
You can now also get the CD from 8raita record store (Turku, Finland) and Kool Kat Musik (New Jersey, USA). More stores will be added soon.

Reviews And Such

“This is mostly a damn good melodic pop album, but also those Neil Young-influences still push through in some of those long guitar-driven slightly folk-y rock treasures”.
– One Chord To Another’s view on the new album.
 
“I love the noise they make, I love the big chorus tunes”.
– Nordic Music Review gave “Gone to the Dogs” 8/10 on their review.
 
NY-based Powerpopaholic features the new album too. By the way, you can also download this “freebie” in hi-res FLAC format (96 kHz/24-bit) on my Bandcamp.
 
Levy päivässä blog also gave “Gone to the Dogs” a nod of approval (in finnish).