Volk om een Vreemd Verhaal
It was very refreshing to work on this music. First of all because it is filled with loads of adventurous sounds and textures, but also because the songs don't use any drums or percussion. This left me without a clear frame of reference that I usually have for most pop music. So it pushed me to hone in and really listen to each part and think about it's function in the whole (e.g. groove, texture or theme). It made sense to figure this out, before I started with any processing. A lot of the songs featured a deliberate lo-fi sounding lead vocal. This gave me the beautiful challenge of balancing the character of the voice so it's intelligible, but not harsh and all the while retaining its intimate quality.