Solo gig coming up – 3.10. at WaterLoo (Turku). Playing starts at 10 pm.
We managed to squeeze studio time between the football games. Here’s some footage from the sessions:
Recording date set for June 18th. Pretty soon!
The latest scoop: I got the songs ready for the third album and we’ve started rehearsing them with the Loose Train. New album out in 2014 most definitely.
Coming up: Flavour of the Month club – Matti Jasu and the Close Encounters & Salaliitto live at Pikku-Torre (Turku) on October 4th. More info here.
I did a little Q&A for P+M magazine (Japan). The interview can be found in the latest issue (14) and you can download it for free from here. “The New Year” is on the compilation that comes with the mag.
Pin On the Map is featured on When You Motor Away blog.
A couple of reviews of Pin On the Map (in finnish): desibeli.net and Levy Päivässä blog.
The second album – Pin On the Map – has now a release date: June 26th. At first it’ll be available on my Bandcamp store. A bit later it’ll show up on iTunes, Spotify and other services.
“Saturday night I like to raise a little harm…” LIVE: Swaying Wires, Avarus and Matti Jasu and the Loose Train on April 13th. Pavlova klub, Kutomo, TURKU
Here’s the second single from the upcoming album. The video shows us recording the song in the dark of the studio:
This instrumental piece was the last tune we recorded in our approx. 6 hours studio visit. We left it last because we hadn’t really got it together before the sessions (the piano player Olli came straight to the studio – we hadn’t had a chance to rehearse with him). So we thought there might be some hassle with the arrangement and cut the 7 other songs before this. But it didn’t take that long to record this song after all and the 4th take was the final one.
One is tempted with a song like this to produce it more, to make it bigger. And at one point I had some trumpets and tambourines and whatnot in my mind. But I came to a conclusion that I like it best when I just hear the band playing together. And I’m also lazy. So there’s zero overdubs in this one.