Finnish Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH, PAN THY MONIUM) fan site Swano.tk recently conducted an interview with Swanö about the projects he is currently involved in, both as a producer and as a performing musician. A couple of excerpts from the question-and-answer session follow:
Q: You are probably busy with all kinds of stuff. What different projects do you have right now?
Dan: "I have done so much lately, it is hard to keep track, but I will try to remember. I moved to my new flat, which consists of two completely separate rooms (for tax reasons) — one that I live and sleep in, one that I work in. The workspace is designed as a mixing room with great soundproofing. I can now [put] a 100 dB in there are bother no one!! The last year I have mixed albums with EDEN'S FALL, THE PROJECT HATE, ANOTHER LIFE, RIBSPREADER, PAGANIZER (and some more projects from the Rogmaster), HEARSE, MISERY SPEAKS, SHADOWSPHERE, MILLENCOLIN. [I also] recorded and coached the vocals for the new project from the MILLENCOLIN guitarist Mathias. Remixed two tracks with PAIN. I have mastered stuff like crazy lately. MEMFIS (really, really good band; must be checked out by fans of OPETH and similar), OVERFLASH, KATAR, ARKONA, GOD AMONG INSECTS, STEEL ASSASSIN, IMMORTAL RITES, and many, many more. I am currently working with the latest project from RIBSPREADER Rogga. I play drums and keyboards and will mix and master the whole thing. Johan Berglund from THIS HAVEN will play bass and Rogga [will] play guitar and sing. There might be an addition of a lead guitarist as well… not sure yet. Then, of course, in the midst of all this chaos, I have to look of for the SECOND SKY album which celebrates its second-year birthday as a record not finished around these days (end of May). I hope to have this album ready within a year, but I make no promises. I need this album to be the one I pick for the grave. NIGHTINGALE enter the studio in two weeks. We rehearsed today and after a few adjustments to the final tracks, I must say that the material is rock-solid ass-kick rock!!!"
Q: If I, or anyone else, would like to use your services, how would that happen? How long are your delivery times etc.?
Dan: "I am really fast. If the album is recorded the way I ask you guys to, I would say a max of 4-5 days for a mix for a 45-minute album. But I give the bands the chance to correct the mixes until they are 100% satisfied. It can be a pain in the ass, but the moment they really cannot find anything they wanna change, based on the sound in their own home hi-fi, makes me so happy and proud, it's worth all the hard work."
Read the entire interview at www.swano.tk.
(Thanks: Siria / www.konzi-tip.de)