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ENBOUND: "And She Says Gold"
ENBOUND are a new Swedish Metal band featuring one mysterious Lee Hunter on vocals, who sings more AOR-type of music in another band (hint: they just released a new album and their world domination is in progress...). "And She Says Gold" is ENBOUND's rather fine debut album. To get to know the band and hear about their influences etc, here's Mike Cameron Force!!!
How has the reaction to your latest CD been?
Itīs been mostly great! They tell us itīs a genuine product and great music:)
How long did this CD take to make from start to finish, recording-wise?
666 days. We have not been able to record everyday though, and since we
donīt live in the same town we have to send files back and forth. Imagine you want a special sound and you have to explain it mostly in text
What kind of 'sound', production wise, did you have in the back of your mind, prior to entering the studio?
We actually didnīt have any main guideline, We wanted a natural hard sound, pretty wide.
What kind of input did the producer have during the process?
Since I am the one producing the record (Mike Cameron Force) you could say I was the spider in the web. Went a few rides over the country and producing on location but also over telephone and E-mail. Someone has to make some choices when the band is not at the same location, so I asked the other guys if it was ok if I could produce the record they said of cource.
And are you pleased with the final outcome? (sound - production wise)
I think this was the right sound for us on our debut album, maybe in the future we can even be more experimental, but we put a lot of time on this piece.
Did the producer (you) use any (weird) experimental miking and/or recording techniques?
Hmmm hahaha we had a lot of wierd mike-ings goin on :)
How did you go on about capturing your 'live sound' in the studio, or perhaps you didn't
We didnīt trigg the drums to get a more live feeling but we added some
trigg later in the mix, and we use real instruments like the violin, doubble
bass, grand piano and tenor horn instead of just keyboard on some tracks.
Please inform us about your favourite songs and lyrical highlights and why?
We got lot of questions about our favourite song and I think the whole album require a listening... I think itīs very hard to just pick one song. But the lyrical highlight is the line -and she says gold, in the song "untitled X" Lee at his best mood and mode :)
Any overall theme of mood that you're trying to capture while writing songs?
An empty stomach feeling. When a song is finished you should have got emotional, and at the best want to listen to it again.
Does your vision for coming up with music get affected at all by time?
In every ways yes. We really can't see a point in writing exactly the same kind of songs over and over, the whole creative thing is about finding different inspiration sources to blend with our melodic hard rock to make something special out of it.
Did the record company interfere with anything on your "sound" and songs?
No they kept their hands off :) They like our music so why mess with it? :)
Are there any 'crazy' behind the scenes anecdotes from these sessions that you can share with us?
Well some of the songs is tuned in 446 since Marvin is very good with
technican stuff... NOT! So we had to change all keyboard on a few tracks hahaha.
Marvin, Swede and Mr. Ljung smashed the bassdrum the day before recording. On a
How would you describe the sound of your new CD to any potential new fan?
Melodic metal, emotional and pure Black and Gold
Who are your influences and heroes? (music-wise)
We like diffirent bands and artists. I am a huge Metallica fan. Have a small
collection with over 300 records of them. Swede is as crazy but with Dream
Theater, Marvin adores Sune Persson on saxophone and a lot of the jazz guys. Lee
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