3. Magnetism

I woke up this morning and I realized: 10 years it’s been.

It’s been 10 years this album got released. Recorded in the wonderful Sound Of Music Studios in Richmond, VA with producer/recordist John Morand.

I only have good memories about making that album. We rehearsed a whole year to be prepared and step on the airplane and take that jump over the ocean. The studio had a big fire a few years back and it’s now located at a different place.

Hearing the songs on the radio is a wonderful feeling and you probably never get used to it. The radio was and maybe still is the most powerful medium to promote your music. Festival and concert promoters take a good listen to the radio and pick their acts  when they get popular.

We played at many great festivals and had a great two years run in 2006 and 2007. Playing at Pukkelpop 2006 was a cool high. We actually made some money to pay for the next coming album Hinterland.

The danger is you make music to fit in the radio’s format. You’ll get music that’s too one-dimensional. You’re losing your edge and forgot what’s it’s all about. We’ve been there, made the mistake. Never forget to make the music you think you should make and never ever settle down with a format.

Till next,

Stevil

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