Garmisch mp3Posted by Patrik Garmisch Wed, December 01, 2010 00:16:22
2. Try 01
Don´t call it a comeback. Really, it´s actually only been a
couple of days since the last post.
This is a song that´s been around for some time. Birgitta
came up with the chords and the melody and half of the lyrics and Stefan wrote
the rest of the words. It´s a real sad story about break ups. I guess it´s our
take on that Fleetwood Macish divorce therapy thing.
The working title for the song has for a long time been ”Trädet”,
wich means ”The Three”, wich in some way falls in line with other Garmisch
working titles such as ”Lammet” (”The Lamb” - later renamed ”Glimmer”) and ”Kamelen”
(”The Camel”, still waiting to be renamed).
We played it live a couple of times and this is pretty much
how we did it on stage, except that on stage we used to have a very long solo
battle at the end between the piano and the guitar, wich was really fun for me and
Birgitta but maybe not for anyone else.
Charlotte L is using the brushes again, and shakes the hell
out of an egg. Stefan recorded the bass on two tracks, both through a mic and
on a direct line and it became fat like the biggest loser on Biggest Loser.
I used a weird guitar thing I recorded and tweaked it until
it just sounded like some odd but still kind of pleasant noice, and I put it in
the background of the whole song.
Birgitta showed up with her accordion and played some chords
and it sounded like a old and very tired man breathing. She recorded the piano
with the usual complains about not nailing the triols, no one really understood what she meant, and then Charlotte F did the
vocals in my kitchen and it was done.
Written by Birgitta Persson & Stefan Bodetoft
Recorded: during the summer in a couple of different places
drums, jazz brushes, sticks, electric bass, electric guitar, shaking egg, accordion, piano, reason, mics.
Garmisch mp3Posted by Patrik Garmisch Sat, November 27, 2010 02:07:14
1. Facing the Sea
It´s been a long time, we shouldn´t have left you, without
extended liner notes to step to.
Our selftitled album ”Garmisch” has been out on
BlocSonic for some time now. You can still get it there, with art work and
remixes and all kinds of available formats. And you should, cause Mike over at
BlocSonic is doing amazing work with everything.
Here, it´s time for the extended liner notes. This is
”Garmisch”, the album, then. Song by song, sound by sound. Well, not really
actually, just, for the hell of it, some short notes on how it was done.
First out: ”Facing the Sea”. This is Charlotte F:s song. I
wouldn´t wanna tell you what it is about. In some way it´s quite obvious. For
me it´s most of all a song about that strange feeling of displacement you can
experience when reminiscing over now and then and there and here. She wrote it
a couple of years ago and played it for us with just a guitar and it was of
course beautiful, but we never quite got it together.
So this is the studio version. Put together piece by piece
while recording it. The piano and the guitar just being there, for a long time,
waiting for the rest. And then I found two metal tubes, originally containing
vodka bottles, now empty. I used them as percussion, playing on them with my
fingers and recorded the two tracks that now is the intro to the song. Then
they disappeared, the tubes, I believe they wounded up in the trash.
L picked up her brushes for the drums and it was smooth and we recorded the
vocals in my kitchen in one take, and it was done.
Written by Charlotte Fagerlund
Recorded at Simrishamnsgatan 13.
Used: drums, jazz brushes, electric bass, electric guitar, piano, reason, metal tubes originally containing vodka bottles, a mic.
StuffPosted by Patrik Garmisch Tue, August 31, 2010 11:33:50
Yes, the selftitled Garmisch album is out. Get it at BlocSonic
StuffPosted by Patrik Garmisch Mon, August 30, 2010 22:19:33
Please go vote for the Garmisch track "Glimmer" in the german Darker Radio free music chart for this month. It´s a bunch of free songs from all over the world, you can get them, and you can vote for the best track.
The vote is here. It´s your duty.
StuffPosted by Patrik Garmisch Wed, August 25, 2010 22:43:16
You should really check out the 3 producers who contributed with remixes on the first Garmisch maxi single.
It´s March Rosetta from the UK, on Myspace here.
Tha Silent Partner, website here.
And Daniel Maze from the US, on Myspace here.
Oh the drums, I love the drums. I want drums like that.
And please go and get the Garmisch maxi single with all its splendid art work at blocSonic. The album will be released on august 31.
StuffPosted by Patrik Garmisch Mon, August 23, 2010 23:03:10
Yes, thats it. The first sneak peak from our upcoming album is now avaliable at blocSonic
. And it´s not so sneaky really. A single, with two of the album tracks, along with the old track "U Fine" and 3 fantastic remixes from March Rosetta, Tha Silent Partner and Daniel Maze.
Grab everything here.
StuffPosted by Patrik Garmisch Sat, July 31, 2010 14:25:12
Behold! Big news, coming soon. Garmisch will release a whole album with new material. It will be released on the fantastic american net label blocSonic
, and the release date is set to august 31. So keep your eyes open and get ready. We´ll be back with more details.
The Skånes Djurpark Suite mp3Posted by Patrik Garmisch Sun, February 28, 2010 22:46:07
The Skånes Djurpark Suite: Requiem for Wolf
As some of you may know. A terrible tragedy happened in Skånes Djurpark this january. All of the wolves, there was twelve of them, escaped from their enclosure and were all shot and killed by the keepers. So, this of course is a special installment in the Skånes Djurpark Suite. It's my memento mori, a "Requiem for Wolf."
My thoughts of course to the wolves and their unhappy keepers and killers, but also to Robert Frost, the american poet whom I borrowed the voice and the poem sampled in the requiem from. A classic poem, "Fire and Ice" was Frosts take on Dantes Inferno. Nine lines, like the nine rings of hell. Compact wisdom, and mesmerising beauty, about mans (and maybe wolves) inevitable destructiveness.
"Fire and Ice" (1920)
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To know that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.