Hope all is well with u guys. I thought to write few words from this fancy hotelroom that they book for us rockstars although I dont see any stars in this room. :)
First of all thank you from my heart for my birthday greetings. That truly overwhelmed me since my schedule has been really crazy for the past few weeks with negotations for the upcoming Symfonia tour,
promotours, interviews, birthdays aaaaargggh!!! :)
Anyway all well in this camp and we hope to give you some news soon about the tourdates .
Greetings from sunny Hamburg! Cheers,Timo
PS. I include some pics I took on my way here. Dont take them too seriously. Or take them too seriously.
I just love photography :)
Jan 6, 2011
Me and Andre have been here in the middle of a Swedish forest for a week recording vocals.
We rented a cabin which is at a top of a hill with an amazing view. If the drumming studio was
in the middle of nowhere then this one is in the middle of that nowhere.
Things are going smooth, we got a great vocal sound. Had to put some blankets on the wall to treat
the place acoustically a bit.
The cabin is slightly haunted, the owner told us that a man named Hans died here 80 years ago and can
sometimes be seen around. So far we haven't seen him.
Things got off to a bit difficult start because Andre has been singing with a certain piece of art right next
to him since he left Angra. It is a famous painting by Salvador Dali called "Madonna of Port Lligat".
So we had to Fedex that from Sao Paulo for him and that took some time. Andre is a massive Dali fan
so I understand this completely.
Also he wants 2 cactuses and 2 other any kind of plants on the floor next to him where he is singing.
Days are filled with writing and rewriting lyrics and recording vocals in a very nice atmosphere.
Listening to Beethoven and analyzing it. We both are big fans.
The album is taking shape in a very nice way..
Sunny greetings from the forest, Timo & Andre