October 19, 2015

Sessions for the next album, part 3

Hello guys!

The last remaining instrumental parts of the next BTZ album, Troubles, have been recorded!
Guitars, bass, keyboards... Well, that being said, in© (our very own Christian Clavier, as you may say) has just one remaining song to lay keyboards on.

Next step: vocals!

I will record it with the almighty Philippe K. in his newly built home studio.

Philippe is a talented musician, currently playing in the indie-punk quartet Valley —feel free to listen to their music here— but also in Monica Crystal (noise rock), and his own solo project Terre Profane (more ambient/industrial-oriented... If you're still visiting our page, you should definitely have a listen to Terre Profane!). Back in the day, he was also playing guitar in cool post-rock band Lost in Kiev.

These vocal sessions should be pretty intense... I just wish I won't get a cold before recording, hehehe!
Take care and see you soon!


October 6, 2015

Sessions for the next album, part 2

Hello, what's up guys?
It's time to talk about new stuff, and by that I mean new music!

First of all, Between The Zones' second album has a name: TROUBLES.

The process for this new collection of songs is very different from what we did before. As we're all living in different areas in France, we rely a lot on file transfers, people recording stuff on their own, and myself assembling all parts, mixing, tweaking. Basically, in terms of workflow, it goes back to the project origin: DIY ethics, drum machines, digital delay and reverb !
We tried new things on theses songs. For example, in the end of August, I went to Nîmes (south of France too) to record saxophone parts with Elkin Zikkat from Amer Boogie. Meanwhile, in©, Nico and Ontoum (back in da BTZ business!) recorded various pieces on the songs... And there are other people involved in the making of this album, and all I can say is that it's really exciting to have friends adding their touch to the music- be prepared!

I plan on recording vocals later this month, and then move on to the final mixing phase. Wish me good luck :p I'll keep you informed about how things are going. See ya!