What a pleasant surprise when violinist and singer Meri (former Eluveitie, Irij) asked me if I would be interested to join her to collaborate on new songs for MERI. She sent me some demos and I was more than convinced that something special was served on a silver plate. Even though it’s new musical territory for me, I connected quickly to this style of music. We started right away exchanging ideas. From Ireland to Switzerland and back again. It felt very familiar, as if we had known each other forever. We filled the blank canvas with all kinds of musical colors. From pitch black to shining bright tones – you name it. She’s such a gifted musician and a wonderful human being. It’s real fun and inspiring to work with Meri. Her songwriting is far away from mainstream. Something I really appreciate and admire. I am sure that the outcome will be one of a kind.
I’ve started to record first demos for a couple of Blues songs that will be released in 2020. Check out an excerpt of the demo. I am really looking forward to share more music with you guys.
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Max Saidi recorded 11 tracks within 5 days. He never heard the songs before. That means he had 5 days to learn and record the songs. I am really thankful and appreciate his great drumming that brought (again) our songs to another level. It’s not a big secret that I am using drum samples on our albums. For me it’s just easier to have the opportunity to change snares, whole kits etc. than to have just one drum sound. This time I used the Bob Rock Drums for “Vertigo”. What a thunderous sound.
Max is recording in London while I am waiting for his tracks in Switzerland. He has all artistic freedom and I just give him some inputs. It’s already the fourth production we are doing together and it won’t be the last. He’s an extraordinary musician and I’m happy to work with him. It feels like he’s a real band member even though we never met. Thanks Max for make it happen once more.