In addition to the standard edition album, the deluxe edition contains a remastered and extended version of EP “Closer to being here”, and limited edition art print. The deluxe edition will be released late 2011.
Mikael Nousiainen: piano, glockenspiel, drums programming, additional percussions
Kai Kousa: acoustic and electric guitars, bass
All tracks written by Nousiainen and Kousa
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Mikael Nousiainen
Sleeve design & photography by Kai Kousa
Produced by Rendezvous Park
Recorded in Espoo, Helsinki and Kesälahti during 2008 – 2010
Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 1.0 Finland -licensed ([FI] [EN]).
If you wish to use our music in a context that falls outside the license, you should contact us (contact(at)rendezvouspark.net) and we’ll work something out. Even if your use is according to the license we would love hear about your project and we would really appreciate a link to your work (if available)
I had to drive over thousand kilometers walk about 80 kilometers and carry 5-7 kilos of extra weight in my backpack just to make this video. I hope you enjoy it (and you better should).
Filmed at both the Finnish and Norwegian sides of Halti and across the route from Halti to Kilpisjärvi. The song on the background is a stripped and cut version of track three on the album, ‘fell asleep on my lap(eternally)’.
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'
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.
In the previous post we mentioned of releasing a tiny song before christmas holidays.
Buuuut… we decided to take a little longer route and do something resembling a proper release (and something that could be given to each of our parents as a christmas presents).
So here it is, “closer to being here”-mini-EP (actually it’s more like a single but ‘mini-EP’ sounds much more grand). “ascension” was released during the summer but we decided to package this year’s separate songs to one package (which will hopefully become a tradition).
As usual, this one’s also Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 1.0 Finland -licensed ([FI] [EN]). If someone wants to use one of our songs for some purpose, we would be more than happy to hear about you and your project. You can send us email at <firstname> @rendezvouspark.net