Invertebrata and Föräldrarna
- Föräldrarna (Jonas Juuso)
- Invertebrata (Bert Vanden Berghe)
Bert (Invertebrata) recorded a short dada/noise improvisation on a detuned & preparded acoustic guitar on a laptop, in Cubase, with a Shure SM57 microphone and through a Presonus Firestudio interface, and then added some overdubs: a few microphone pops/cracks, the sound of a Tonka toy truck and some sounds made through a toy mini-megaphone. A few small edits were made, and some stereo effects were added in Cubase, and then Invertebrata sent this track to Jonas (Föräldrarna).
Föräldrarna added vocals to Invertebrata's guitar noise track. He improvised lyrics concerning distorted body image, cosmetic surgery, a sort of vulgar extreme of vanity creating impaired, grotesque humans, but no more vulgar or distorted than the real thing of course! He used the pitch effect on a Korg MicroSampler manipulated live to alter his voice.
This recording was sent back to Invertebrata, who mixed and (slightly/gently) mastered both parts.
Et voila! The track 'Bulbous Eyes' by Invertebrata & Föräldrarna was born!