Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Two and a Half Questions with Rameses III

On your website you noted that “I Could Not Love You More” was very hard work, but that you considered it your best album yet, to which I would definitely agree. Can you tell us a little about the recording process?
We generated a lot of material whilst working on this album and it was only on the 20th version that we were all finally happy. Element of some tracks - such as 'We Shall Never Sing Of Sorrow' - were actually started several years ago and it was only with this album that we found a way to finish the tracks to our satisfaction. We spent a lot of time just listening to the results before ruthlessly editing out anything that we felt did not work or did not fit the spirit of the album.

There’s a strong sense of nostalgia that’s created with “I Could Not Love You More”. I felt this with your earlier work as well, but it seems particularly strong here. Is this album a more personal work for you guys or am I looking too deep into it?
There has always been an element of nostalgia to our work. Several tracks have been named after or have been about loved ones lost: for example 'For Elsie (Cheery Blossom Falls)' off 2004's 'Jozepha' was for my then recently desceased grandmother. However we did make a conscious decision to make the artwork for the new album more personal so it includes photos of Spen's grandmother Jozepha who passed away last year.

[ - s n i p - ]

Stop by Headphone Commute to read the entire Two and a Half Questions with Rameses III

No comments: