maanantai 8. joulukuuta 2008

we celebrate

hi you!

thanks for being with us for all this time!

now that the album is mixed i wrote a sweet poem to celebrate it!
it goes like this:

"oh, my
what have we done,
oh, dear
the album of the year.

oh, oh
don't judge me yet
my, love
it's the album you need to get"

-matti

We are done!



OK The album is now mixed!!!!!!!!!!! This is the track list:


Iconcrash:Enochian Devices

Side-A : True Will

1.Initium
2.Strange, Strange Dark Star
3.Mission
4.Lullaby For Nicole
5.Everlasting
6.Chaos

Side-B : A Circle Of Sigils

7.Yggdrasil
8.Never Ever
9.Fiery Serpents
10.Eye of The Storm
11.Sleeper
12.The River
13.Faith


Next step is mastering then the cover art and the videos...
Laters.
-jaani-

perjantai 21. marraskuuta 2008

tiistai 18. marraskuuta 2008

Mixing and shit like that

Only few days of mixing and the album is done. Think about that!!!!!!!!!!
-jaani-

-j video

tiistai 4. marraskuuta 2008

In sudoku we trust.

Jaani: 04:22
Antti: 08:09

keskiviikko 29. lokakuuta 2008

Fiery Serpents



We have just finished the song called "Fiery Serpents".
I wrote the song last week and now it is already mixed and ready for the album and I love the way it sounds.
It was so strange process how the song just came and and I felt I really must get it recorded right away. The music came maybe in two hours and the lyrics even faster.
I am pretty sure the song was just meant to come on the album and I think I wasn't writing it alone. I realized that I was using the words I didn't even know exist.
And you really can feel that presence in the final mix also. The mood is nicely wicked.

Enochian Devices tracklist 291008:

When The Lights Go Out
Strange, Strange Dark Star
Everlasting
Fiery Serpents
Lullaby For Nicole
The River
Sleeper
The Eye Of The Storm
Never Ever
The Mission
Faith

-jaani-




-j

maanantai 27. lokakuuta 2008



This is how I feel at the moment.

Eleven months of isolation.
Eleven months apart from my loved ones.
Eleven long months...
-j

tiistai 21. lokakuuta 2008

Mastering sessions

This morning we were mastering the songs "Faith" and "Everlasting" at Chartmakers (www.chartmakers.fi) with Svante Forsbäck, for a movie that will be in theaters in december (more about that later).
The coffee was good and the result sounds really nice.
-jaani-


video

torstai 16. lokakuuta 2008

maanantai 6. lokakuuta 2008

sunnuntai 5. lokakuuta 2008

Update


Hello everybody! Here we are mixing at the Dynasty. Now we are working with song called Faith and it should be the ending song of the album. Slow and long song like ending song should be. Ok it is only my opinion, but I think it is pretty perfect for that.
Anu is also visiting here and Matti should come here tomorrow. Antti mixed "When The Lights Go Out" earlier this week and hopefully tomorrow or in next few days we start working with Never Ever. I was going to drop it from the album already but our A & R Pauli wanted it on the album and I am happy for it because after I fixed it a bit it started to sound amazing. Pop track from hell. I did some weird programming for it and I also recorded some new guitars with Timo Tolkki and now it rocks.
Ok but anyway the album will be ready in two-three weeks and then we will have parties!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-jaani-


Hiya from me too!
I'm fighting here with my Mac, trying to get it working so that I could use it in our future gigs..! Now it's starting to look more promising. Yesterday I was about ready to throw it to the wall.. Well, anyway, the song Antti is mixing right now, Faith, is one of my favorite songs (specially when playing live) and I think too that it's a perfect ending for the album.

Remember to enjoy the autumn!
It's my favorite season. ♥

Anu


By the way there will be our new song on this compilation cd so check it out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tiistai 23. syyskuuta 2008

keskiviikko 10. syyskuuta 2008

Poopoo-Man (Tiiiiiiiiii)

Here are few pics from the mixing session of songs Everlasting and Eye Of The Storm.





tiistai 9. syyskuuta 2008

Convo

Conversation between artist and A & R during the mixing of Everlasting:


Jaani söi hyvää. 12:31pm

Pauli Rantasalmi at 12:34pm September 9
nyt se on sitten virallista

Jaani Peuhu at 12:35pm September 9
Se oli pyhä kolminaisuus. M, KP ja PJS.

Pauli Rantasalmi at 12:36pm September 9
M on kyllä hyvää L kanssakin tai...suosittelen

Jaani Peuhu at 12:40pm September 9
L? Ai ihan basic L? Spesifioi.

Pauli Rantasalmi at 12:43pm September 9
no esim, LP , LP, LP, LP, LK ja myös tietenkin K ja K toimii

Pauli Rantasalmi at 12:44pm September 9
aka. pyhä seitsemäisyys

Jaani Peuhu at 12:50pm September 9
lisäisin tähän k.

Jaani Peuhu at 12:51pm September 9
ei s.

Pauli Rantasalmi at 12:52pm September 9
josta tulikin mieleeni...Ä + m + k ja vähän p, S pedillä naM naM

Jaani Peuhu at 12:57pm September 9
Onko toi L sun?

Pauli Rantasalmi at 12:58pm September 9
kon

Jaani Peuhu at 12:59pm September 9
Toimisi PJS:n kanssa. Mikä vitun ÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ?

Pauli Rantasalmi at 12:59pm September 9
muista se!

Jaani Peuhu at 1:00pm September 9
Pohdin.

Pauli Rantasalmi at 1:01pm September 9
kyllä tää levy tällä menolla voi olla jo valmis jopa jouluna 2019

Jaani Peuhu at 1:02pm September 9
olen oikeastaan löytänyt vasta M:n ja k:n pyhän yhteyden. rahvaanomaista, mutta natsaa.

Pauli Rantasalmi at 1:04pm September 9
H on kuumottavin mistä olen kuullut...ei hirveesti auta vaikka laittais k,s tai c...silti läpi puskee pelottava H

Pauli Rantasalmi at 1:06pm September 9
no ok ei H ole pahin...uskaltaako tätä edes tässä ääneen kirjoittaa ....vielä pelottavampi...tarunomainen P !!! Eiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

Jaani Peuhu at 1:09pm September 9
P!!!!!! ei!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! entäs F ja R?

keskiviikko 6. elokuuta 2008

Hello Earth People

Weird moods.
A lot of headaches.
Some frustration.
So: basic studio working.

Maybe the album will be finished one day.
One beautiful day. Hopefully.

But in the meantime - go to see the new Batman!
Whoa!
What a performance! The Joker I mean.
What a shame.
Such an actor...

Hmm..
My sentences seem to be quite short(ish) today.
I'm in a haiku mood I guess..

Ahhh, you can write haikus too!
Yeeess!
Who's gonna be the first one?

Anu

keskiviikko 30. heinäkuuta 2008

tiistai 15. heinäkuuta 2008

tiistai 8. heinäkuuta 2008

River of Satania.

video

-My sisters visited the studio and we made some not so amazing microwave stuff...
-Making arrangements with Anu for When The Lights Go Out
-And some footage from Inkeroinen. I was there resting, writing lyrics and hanging out with my amazing grandmom for two days. 

keskiviikko 2. heinäkuuta 2008

When The Lights Go Out.

I just started working with a song I wrote about two years ago. We felt it was too electronic for this album so it was dropped, but now that the direction has changed we can record it, and I am very happy about that.
It is the most important song I have ever written and it has been played for the public twice. First we played it live in Nosturi when we were supporting Anathema and the second time it was played at the funeral of the girl I wrote it for. =(

lauantai 28. kesäkuuta 2008

Enlighted dude.






I have been listening to raw mixes of the songs I have been working with this week, and I am really happy about the way they sound. We are like going back in time with this album and getting closer to the sound I was working with two years ago, when the sessions for this album started. Like a circle closing in on itself. We have recorded a rock album, but now it is turning into an electronic pop album... Haha. In the spirit of Sneaker Pimps, Depeche Mode, NIN, Björk, Ladytron etc.
So I have been working with some kind of re-mixing attitude with the tracks we have recorded, and now I have 4 songs with a sound that makes me really happy. Now it feels like we are working with a real Iconcrash album, and a little brother of Nude album. I have also written a lot of new material lately. It is just coming out of me like a flood, but I think it is because of this feeling that finally I know how the album should sound. 




This nice soundtrack cd will be out next month in US.

maanantai 16. kesäkuuta 2008

Hi mister and sir lady...

Jeejeejeejeejeejeejeejeejeejeejee video
We have been working on a few songs with Pauli Rantasalmi and we have had some really nice time here at the studio and the songs are already sounding pretty fucking cool. We weren't that happy with the versions we already did so now we are working with the new versions. Of course my horse. The album is taking a more electronic direction now. It just sounded a bit boring so we didn't want to start mixing it yet and we simply don't want to do boring albums. Nope. We are now working with Everlasting and Sleeper and once we are done with these Antti should mix Strange, Strange dark Star. It sounds right already.

But the most important thing is that I don't drink diet coke anymore. Now my drug of choice is coffee. And H2Oh Apple! Fucking hell that is cool stuff!
-j
-j

perjantai 23. toukokuuta 2008

sunnuntai 4. toukokuuta 2008

tiistai 29. huhtikuuta 2008

sunnuntai 13. huhtikuuta 2008

Singing in the rain

The sky is grey and it's been raining heavily since last evening. But we don't mind because we're inside the studio, wohoo! And guess what - we're singing!!! Oh yes, Jaani finally got his voice back and he's singing over there at the moment. I'm sitting on the sofa watching Jools Holland and waiting for my turn. We've also been recording some backing vocals with Matti and tonight I'm gonna do one more song. Hopefully I won't fall asleep before that..

Oh! Björk! In Jools Holland. What a nice surprise! She's one of my favorite artists.

We also had a band rehearsal today. We're playing at the Mama Trash Festival on Friday. We hope to see many of you there! :)

We were supposed to do a "studio food today" report with Matti but he left already. So you will get only my report. So.

Food in the Studio. AKA What I ate today. Part one.
- pasta with tomato-basil-mushroom-paprika-onion-garlic sauce (home-made!) and some parmesan on top (this has really been my all-time studio food highlight!)
- raspberry-cranberry juice
- candies (I had my candy day today)
- an orange (still in the fridge)
- apple-cinnamon tea with honey
- yoghurt (still in the fridge) 

I hope Jaani will be ready soon because I'm staaaartiing to...Fa l l... As leeE E...pp.. ZZzzz

-Anu


P.S. Tomorrow we're gonna make a Very Important Decision. 
So stay tuned.. 

sunnuntai 6. huhtikuuta 2008

Voice or death!

video
I am really trying to get my voice back so I tried the real old school way....
Horrible stuff. Now I feel like shit but I hope tomorrow when I should start singing again I feel better. At least my voice should be better. Nothing else matters now.

tiistai 1. huhtikuuta 2008

I am an owl. An singing owl.
-jaani-

sunnuntai 23. maaliskuuta 2008

Curse of seven pharaohs.





 Fuck! I was meant to start singing to day but...
I am sick again. My throat is cursed or something. I tried to sing today but it sounded 
like there is a little sahara in my throat.
I really hope it will be ok in a few days...

torstai 20. maaliskuuta 2008

Moog madness.

I should start singing like today, but surprise I am sick again... Fuck. 
Anu is still making noise with the synths but all the synths should be ready tonite
and then there is only some programming, percussion and vocals left.
it really looks like this weird album will be ready some day. 
4-6 weeks and it should be finished.
-jaani-

video

tiistai 18. maaliskuuta 2008

synth stuff. weird stuff. other stuff.

If someone has extra 3000 euros and wants to buy me a Moog Voyager - please, do so! WHAT a machine, Whoa!! (I don't know if it was the late hour or just the usual insanity of the band, but we totally played some CRaaazy SoUNDs tonight)

So we've been recording some amAAAAAAzinG synth stuff lately. Almost all the synth tracks are ready, just some nice little things left and then - the vocals (good luck, Jaani)! 

I need to get some sleep. My throat is hurting again...grrr.......

-Anu



maanantai 17. maaliskuuta 2008

hello!
here we are and we've done some awesome guitar tracks. can't believe it. I guess it's too good to be true. Soon...i mean very soon we'll record some acoustic guitar and they will also sound like nothing . awesome. I hope that some of this good spirit that has landed into us will reflect to your future listening period of our upcoming album. It will have a healing effect. for example your wounds from the childhood will heal. I bet everyone how buys this sound recording will have some sort of connection to higher powers. Jaani prefers that acoustic guitars should have some influences from johnny cash/heidi klum. Will see what happens next. 
-Matti

tiistai 11. maaliskuuta 2008

sunnuntai 2. maaliskuuta 2008

video

We have had really good sessions so far. We have recorded drums for three tracks this weekend and tomorrow we will get one or two more done.  Tomorrow will be a bit shorter day because we will sign a new record deal and after that some of us will go to see Smashing Pumpkins. I might be one of them...haha. My little sisters were in Helsinki this weekend and it was soooo super cool to see them. They visited the studio too and brought us candies and really good company.
-jaani-

perjantai 29. helmikuuta 2008

keskiviikko 27. helmikuuta 2008

Back in business.


Jihaa!!!! Tomorrow we are finally back in studio. Last night we had last rehearsals together and even mighty mr Eräkangas was there checking out the new tunes.




From tomorrow we will spend something like two months at the studio and then the album should be ready. Oh yeah... I hope Xena is ready for the action again. Ok she looked ok yesterday when we were there and I might go there tonite too to try few ideas on the songs we recorded in the last sessions.


Ok... These pics are not from yesterday they are from Sunday when Anu and Matti were sick. Well Anu is still sick. Poor girl...

keskiviikko 6. helmikuuta 2008

On TV

Those of you (specially Finnish ones) who are interested in seeing me talking about my last year's Master's thesis - videogame music - should watch Tilt.TV on SubTv this week. Yesterday was already the first showing but SubTv is showing the reruns today, Saturday and Sunday. And tomorrow there should be a longer version of the interview on their website www.tilt.tv (that all non Finns can watch too :) But it's in Finnish so maybe there's no point..) Choose Tilt.WebTv on the left and then the episode is 03-08 and my part is called GAMESTYLE.

Hope you'll enjoy it!

-Anu

Ps. Our rehearsals are going great and we'll have some really great songs for the rest of the album! Can't wait to get to the studio!!!

tiistai 29. tammikuuta 2008

maanantai 28. tammikuuta 2008

Ikonators rehearsing the new songs.


So now you see our rehearsal space. There are few other bands in the same room too so we don't own all the stuff you see in the video... haha. Matti could not join us today but he should be with us tomorrow when we start working with the song called Insecurity. I have made a home demo version of the song and tomorrow will Ikonize the arrangement. Let´s see how it will sound tomorrow.   Hopefully better than the songs we played today....
-jaani-
video

sunnuntai 27. tammikuuta 2008

Moi dudes!



  Happy Birthday Simon!!! 
  You are the coolest.


Hi everybody! It's been quiet here in the blog lately because we have time off from the studio. We have now decided seven song we will record in the next sessions and they are:

Insecurity
Mercy Kiss
Sixty Seconds
Lullaby
Faith
Mission
Between Light And Nowhere

So we will record 12 songs for the album and I guess ten will end up on the final album and two
are going to be b-sides of the singles. We will see how it goes in the end, but this is the great plan a.
I try to remember to take camera or this MacBook with to our rehearsal space and shoot some footage there so you can see how the songs for the next sessions starts to hopefully find their final nature. Final nature??? Hmm.. Ok, but you will hear how bad they sound's before we record them. Hahaha. 
So next two weeks we will rehearse and I will visit Estonia because of My Sky's video. I can tell you that it will be amazing... it is almost ready, but it still needs some "singing" parts.
  
-jaani-
  

perjantai 18. tammikuuta 2008

Pentagram of Solomon

We need this protecting symbol at the moment.
-jaani-

keskiviikko 16. tammikuuta 2008


A Ghost on tape!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


video

Fuck fucking fuck!!!!! We were in the night life with Antti last night so we are in pretty bad shape now and very sensitive. There have been really weird mood last few days here at the studio. But we just shot some video footage and there it was! A fucking ghost or something, but of course we like to think it is a ghost hahaha. I think I will take few icons with me when we have next sessions... I have nothing against ghosts generally but I don't like this guy at all. Well you can see by your self. That black fuck that flies first over Big A and then over my mac. Good stuff indeed...
-jaani-

tiistai 15. tammikuuta 2008




What a strange day...





What a strange video...

video

What a strange, strange dark star.

-jaani-

sunnuntai 13. tammikuuta 2008

Antti had a day off so we have been doing all kinda fun here whole day. Ok rest of the guys left hours ago, but i am still here.
Listening the songs and trying new vocal ideas and all kinda stupid stuff. Lets see do what Antti will say tomorrow when he will hear all the mayhem on tape. Maybe I should take a taxi home soon.(It is 2:40am) or maybe I will walk. It is 5 km but I kinda feel like walking.
But now I will change a song... laters.
-jaani-


video

perjantai 11. tammikuuta 2008

We are now mixing Strange, Strange Dark Star and tomorrow we will sing My Sky vocal tracks and on tuesday starts a rehearsal break. It will be something like 3 weeks.
We well try to learn how to play the songs of the session. We haven't quite decided yet what songs are next on the line, but for sure we will record Between Light And Nowhere, Sixty Seconds and Faith. I quess we will do also The Mission and Insecurity.
We will see. We will shoot footage from the rehearsals too so you will be informed.
-jaani-

Here is some video footage from the last few days:


video

maanantai 7. tammikuuta 2008

Gear list and Jaani says:" Oh my god how beautiful day it is. Mommy can I go out and kill somebody?"

Hello children!!! Here we are editing vocals and playing acoustic guitars with Antti. We are both totally dead and we were thinking that maybe we should stop working tonite 00:00 already and go home and maybe even try to sleep. It might do some good. I should still sing few backing vocal tracks and little stuff like that and tomorrow we start mixing this shit. We should have five tracks ready this week. Not the final mixes but raw mixes.
I have listed gear we have used so far on the album.
Laters folks!
-jaani-

Enochian Devices Recording Gear So Far:

Synthesizers:
Roland: Juno-60, Alpha Juno 2, JX-3P, JX-305, V-Synth GT, XV-5080
Ensoniq: ASR-10, SQ-10
Yamaha: DX-7, Motif 6, QY-100, S-80, CS1X
Access: Virus Indigo
Korg: Mikrokorg, 03R/W
Clavia: Nordlead2, Nord Stage, Nordwave, Nord Modular
Moog: Little Phatty
Casio: CZ-1000
Hohner: String Performer
Novation: SuperNova, Bass Station

Software synths:
Native Intsruments: Absynth 2, FM7, Pro-53, Korg , Virus Indigo, Propellerhead Reason 2,

Yamaha Grand Piano
Yamaha U-3 Piano

Electric guitars:
Flaxwood: Iconcrasher/Crusifix Custom, Liekki, Rec
Gibson: Les Paul Custom, Les Paul Studio, SG Standard
Fender: Stratocaster x 2, Telecaster x 2, Baritone Special, Toronado
Ibanez: Artcore AFS 75T
J&D: Les Paul
Yamaha: Iceman-67, AES 820
Danelectro: Baritone
Gretch: Silver Jet, Electromatic Silver Spark
Hepecaster
ESP Custom Shop Les Paul, LTD Viper-500, X-Tone DC-2
Eko: Double Neck
Epiphone: Riviera Jorma Kaukonen, Sheraton

Acoustic guitars:
Yamaha F-310, Yamaha DW-10, K Yairi DY-90
Yamaha 12-string

Amps:
Laboga: Mr.Hector, Alligator, Studio Reverb
Sound City 120
Marshall: 1620 Bluesbreaker, JCM 900, Jubilee 2555
Seymour and Duncan: 84-40
Crate: Vintage Club 50, GX-15
Mesa Boogie: Stiletto Ace, Roadster, Triple Rectifier
Roland: Jazz Chorus-160
Zvex: Nano Amp
Line6: Flextone HD
Creamsound
Laney : GH100, Supergroup 60W
Selmer: Zodiac 50
Orange:AD30HTC
Fender: Hot Rod Blues Junior

Cabins:
Orange:2x12
Stramp: 4x12
Soldano 2x12
Marshall 2x JCM 800 1960 A 4x12, 1960 AC 4x12
2 x Laboga 4x12 Vintage 30
Mesa Boogie: Rectifier Standard 4x12

Efx:
Zvex: Fuzz Factory, Fuzz Factory (Vexter series), Woolly Mammoth, Oh Wah, Wah Probe
Boss: OC-2, OC-3, SD-1, DS-2, DS-1, PH-2, CE-3, DD-3, DD-5, TR-2, DC-2, FZ-2, BF-2, SYB-5
ProCo: Rat, Brat
Danelectro:Fab Chorus, Tuna Melt, Wasabi
Ibanez: Black Noise
Marshall:Shred Master
Electro Harmonix: Flanger Hoax, Micro Synthesizer, Big Muff PI, Holy Grail, Small Stone, Small Clone, Soul Preacher, Electric Mistress Deluxe, Doctor Q,Worm
Digitech: Whammy, Bad Monkey
Zoom: UF-01
Colorsound: Tone-Bender Fuzz
Roger Mayer: FuzzFace
Line-6: DM-4, FM-4, POD
Korg: Kaoss Pad
Bespeco: Weeper
Native Instruments:Guitar Rig 2
Behringer: V-Amp
Effector 13: Truly Beautiful Disaster
Moog: Moogerfooger Ring Modulator
Vox: Wahwah

sunnuntai 6. tammikuuta 2008

5-6.1.2008.

video

Jaani - Antti
3-0
0-1
1-0
2-3 (penalty shoot out)
0-3
1-0
1-3

perjantai 4. tammikuuta 2008

Moods

Vocals. Vocals. Vocals. Editing. Editing. Editing.
Eating. Medicating. 
Freezing. Meditating. 

A video to brighten up your day!

video


To be continued..

-Anu