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I quit Arktika in 2010 and, although we never officially announced our disbandment,  amodestproposal played their last show in 2009. And ever since that time, not counting one very brief stay in Mannheim, I have not picked up my instrument again. Things happen and it just wasn’t meant to be, it seems. Do I miss it? Not really, at least not on a constant basis. It’s not that I feel bad about things. But in flashes, in short moments, the urge to pick up my bass and play some patterns and chords, returns. Those short flashes usually come from a record I’ve been listening to. Or maybe a movie I’ve been watching. Both happened it the past few weeks. (more…)

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It felt it had been quite some time since I last had the chance to get out of my everyday grind and just attend a show somewhere. But now that I flip through the entries of this page I am suddenly aware that it hasn’t been as long as I had expected. Only three months? It felt like forever. There are just so many, what I would call, missed chances. Concerts I couldn’t go to, because they took place during the week and my work wouldn’t allow me to be out late. This one however had two reasons why I had to be there. No actually three. First, it was on a Friday evening. Second, my work schedule for the week allowed me to get enough sleep to reallz enjoy this. And third, since my ex-band was playing a hometown show I figured I just had to go. (more…)

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We spent the weekend recording the guitar and bass tracks for five of the songs that ae supposed to make it on the new record. I have to admit that I was a bit worried about the time when I started the bass recordings on sunday, but we managed to get all our work in and didn’t even have to hurry a bit. Everything’s still very rough and edgy, but because one guitar and the vocals are missing it has a whole different vibe to it. Strapped down and brutal, raw and honest. I really like that. (more…)

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Yesterday we finished off the drum recordings and the cutting. You have to be honest, digital recording really saves you a lot of time and – which is even more important – covers up a lot (and I mean A LOT) of the mistakes you make while playing the songs. So today we are aiming at finishing one of the guitar tracks for all the songs (five in all) and then tomorrow it’ll be the bass. (more…)

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Since Wednesday evening we (as in Arktika) have been recording nnew songs for a new full length record at the Tonmeisterei studios in Oldenburg. Forhat purpose our guitarist has put up a blog at our website, so you might want to check it out. Just to give you an impression, here’s a video which shows how we set up the drumset for the first day of recording yesterday. (more…)

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I don’t really like to brag about stuff and I’m not very good at promoting the things I do with my band(s), but this time I am really proud of what I accomplished with the guys I make music with. In May both of my bands put out records on vinyl. For one it was the bettersweet farewell present to the singer who will now move along to be a father for his newborn son. The other one was the debut release. (more…)

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