After ‘A Billion Years Of Solitude’ we decided that, for this album, we wanted to focus on less complicated, song-based material. But it was also very important for us to write the music together as much as possible, much like we did on our first album ‘Excavations of the mind’.
During ‘Excavations’ we were all students at the conservatory, we we had a very large studio available to us where we could rehearse, compose and record for hours, several days every week.
Now, a couple of years later, we found ourselves in a more difficult situation, where everybody has jobs, lives in different cities and so on.
So it became more challenging to get everybody in the same room. Once we were, we wrote very quickly and ideas were flying in all directions. As a result, the initial idea of ‘simple, song-based’ material was ditched soon enough, because we decided we were at our best in an environment without constraints, where every creative idea is welcome.
Not only is this way of working extremely fun, it also challenges everybody in the band to give his best.
Needless to say, the songs evolved, or rather, escalated quickly into more elaborate pieces.