JokelaRock is a friends and relatives type of small event that Mikael’s brother has been enthusiastically arranging for a few years now. It’s primarily centered on hanging out with like minded people, drinking and jamming with instruments through the night. It has usually ended on a small free-form concert and this year was no exception. Here are some pictures from the event.
Mikael playing keyboards on 'we share the same scars'
Kai playing the solo on 'closer to being here'
Mikael performing 'down - part II'
Kai playing bowed guitar parts on 'we share the same scars'
We have been planning this kind of video for a long time and yesterday it finally became a reality. The tune was quickly written about an hour before we took the boat to the submerged island where we shot the video. The song is called ‘welcome life’ and it might get a proper release in the future (but it won’t appear on the EP).
Here’s a little performance video we made last weekend. Personally, there’s lot of things I don’t like about it(playing, editing etc.) but I hope that our next audio-visual endeavor will look magnificent compared to this
It’s kind of semi-improvised version of a song we’re currently writing for the EP. The final version is likely to have more instruments and completely different structure. On this video we’re still in the experimenting phase where we try to find out what we can do with the original idea and what directions it can be taken to. There are still going to be a couple of improvisational jamming sessions before we start pulling things together and making this a proper song.
Lots of work, lots of work… gotta go, see you later!
Performed by Rendezvous Park
Audio by Mikael Nousiainen
Video by Teemu Nousiainen and Kai Kousa(additional material and editing)
Sound recorded with four mics (two shotgun mics as overheads for the drums, one dynamic mic for the bass drum and one condenser-mic for the guitar amp). Recorded with Garage Band(as seen on the video) and mixed in Cubase.
Video recorded with Canon HG10 and edited in Premiere Elements 7.