We have a small recording studio at my place. We have all these weird recording gizmos with wires and parts hanging all around. All of that is soldered together from weird old strange smelling electronic parts, some older than we are. We can’t afford top quality so we have to DIY our own quality. It’s not what most people consider professional but our philosophy is to make what it takes and we take it very seriously. Then we have a normal computer like the rest of the population.
We record tracks that might be something useful and record some more stuff on top of it. We continue tracking till we think it sounds horribly too commercial and selloutish. Then Anna writes some lyrics and records the lead vocal track. Usually the icky syrupiness magically disappears and song actually starts to work (or sometimes not).
I’ve tried to make songs by myself and invariably it ends up in an obsessive compulsive outbreak and I can’t let the song out of my hands till every millisecond of it is perfect. That seems to be a common trait among humans or at least among artists who try to make things by themselves. People tend to get more stupid in crowds and that’s a good thing in this scenario. Doing things together makes things also exponentially faster and funnier.
There’s no hidden message in our music. What you hear is what you get. It’s hard to be yourself in this world but we’ve tried to get rid of all the pressure to be cool and professional. Still we are very serious about our music. It’s just that we try to be as honest as possible to ourselves and to the people listening to us.