The Creative Process #28 Golden Apes

How long does it take to go from a song to an album from scratch to the fully recorded version?

Also this depends on mood, flow and the condition of the muses. There were albums that took us one year to write and record and others, which seemed to ask for eternities. Especially in a structure like a band many things contingent on the chemistry within and the way you are tuned in with each other. Even if creativity is not necessarily depended on your own well-being and the right idea can find you while being shattered on the floor, the implementing and translation of it works better in a supportive setting. My experience….

The Creative Process #27 Poltergeist

When did you start making music and what was the contributor factor that made you to do so?

I started playing guitar when I was 9 and started learning to write and record music when I was about 14 or 15. I grew up being around music a lot; my dad plays guitar and my family always had music from every genre playing. Ever since I was in middle school, all I wanted was to be in a band and I was enamoured by all the rock bands I was getting into as a kid.

The Creative Process #25 Fog Light

How hard was it for you to create, record and release your first material?

Jarmo: As soon as I started playing drums we had also our very first band going (not Fog Light). We spared some money to get the Fostex 4- track recorder. We had one mic and that tracker. Lots of demos were done with that equipment. Nowadays, I have my own home studio with modern mics and interface. Fog Light albums have been created, recorded in our own studios. We have released albums, songs and videos by our own, but the last two albums were released by Inverse records from Finland.

The Creative Process #19 Blackfilm

What do you consider the most important traits that a song and an album must have before you consider it to be completed?

I don’t think there is one thing, it’s just when you say enough is enough and are happy with the way something sounds .You could keep working on songs forever and constantly change them but there comes a time when you think you can leave it now.