In the latest newsletter for his label Elektrohasch Schallplatten, guitarist/vocalist Stefan Koglek of German heavy psych forerunners Colour Haze — in addition to announcing the new releases from Saturnia and Ararat — gives an update on the progress for his band’s long-awaited new album, She Said. The short version: We’re not there yet. It’s pretty much been a year since the mixing was to begin (10 months at least), and one can’t help but admire the band’s persistence in the face of what must be a frustrating-as-hell series of setbacks.
Here’s the update from Koglek, and here’s looking forward to She Said in 2012:
…Shortly after my October newsletter, after once again working through my old mixing console for another week, sorting ribbon cables, changing ICs, cleaning contacts and stuff, just when everything was finished and I was about to start mixing again, when the mixer sounded as good as never before and the very same day my technician told me “if something is broken, I can come until 10 am, then I’m in holiday for 3 weeks” — my old board had another minor breakdown, nothing big or unusual for an old desk, but all the work of the week before again was for nothing — I was fed up, I didn’t want to invest any more work in a mixer I didn’t want to keep anyway — I quit — and suddenly things came in move fastly so I had the opportunity to buy my dream mixing board brand new for a very good price, of course I had to get a bank loan and of course this is a huge investment which will need further additions next year to really finish everything — but finally setting up the studio basics properly, getting out of the improvised, under-construction state seemed to be the only possibility and starting fresh in a cleared up work surrounding was the only option — so we took a complete break in the production and made the effort to get our studio finally to the basic state where it always was meant to be — buying that new mixer and other needed items, planning, furniture, a new floor, complete rewiring — all a lot of complicated details and thinking, lots of people involved — next week, just before Christmas, we’ll set everything together and we’ll have a new start to finally get out of all the endless troubles and finish the album, hopefully… So please, again: patience : )
Tags: Berlin, Colour Haze, Elektrohasch, Germany