Lots of musicians suffer for their art, and plenty of others record their albums at home. Danish experimental electronica act When Saints Go Machine managed to do both.
When recording its new album, Konkylie, the group had “all the comforts of home”—but home wasn’t all that comfortable, as you can see in the band’s unusual ‘Making of the album’ video below.
Working in the dead of winter inside a unheated shed behind singer Nikolaj Vonsild’s family summer place, the band slowly compiled the album, recording into Apple Logic Pro 8. Also on hand were Mackie HR624 and Yamaha NS-10M studio monitors, as well as an old Revox A77 tape recorder for good measure.
Recording out in woods outside Copenhagen allowed the group to try some unusual miking techniques, and being surrounded by nature likewise left its indelible stamp on the album as well.
Konkylie was released in the U.S. on June 21 on K7.