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Earlier questions and answersAnswered questions: 1138. Yet unanswered questions: 1.
R.i.p. Mieszko, saknaden är stor!
Meaning to ask this before, I forgot about it.
I was wondering why "No Paradise For The Damned" was re-done and put on "Shift" when it was already on "The Black Illusions" like... 8 years difference between the albums.
Is there some meaning behind that song in order for it to be re-recorded?
I just think it's a powerful track, and who's ever desicion to re-do it, was a damn good one.
4. No Paradise for the Damned
- This is the only rerecording of a released track we've done for any of our albums. We didn't plan to record it, it just happened. We had talked about adding this song - originally from the Abstain split - to our liveset but never managed to really pick it out from the badly played and badly recorded original release. But somehow we came to talk about it during the "Shift" session and I went home and pushed myself to finally pick it out. So I did it and we recorded it, but it never made it into the liveset anyway.
Apart from that I think the song added a feeling of the old days, a more straight on grindcore song among the more modern songs we wrote. / Anders
BTW, sjekk ut grunnmiksen for en cover jeg gjør av Napalm Death - Scum: http://emilhenry.nux.no/scum-mix-2.mp3
Nasum was great and Coldworker kill us all!
Just to say it and confirm that Pigsty is a really good grind band!
Hope see you in France soon!
By the way, what do you think, which Rage is better? Rage or Rage Against the Machine?
Men jag har suttit och läst texterna till varenda låt ni har gjort. Speciellt är det dessa textrader som speciellt fångade min uppmärksamhet, och dessa var:
Capitalism takes its last sigh
As the fundamental values return.
Jag vet även att Mieszko skrev massor av liknande grejor, så nu till min fråga. Hur var det politiskt ställningstagandet i Nasum?
I was checking through the "Human 2.0" page on the Discography part of the site, and I saw what you had said about it...
"Human 2.0" was partly destroyed in the mastering. "
I noticed that this album had a much more raw sound to it, a really wicked/brutal, crisp quality, but what exactly happened with the mastering..?
If you could tell me, I thank you dearly.
(P.S. - The new drums look awesome! =D )
So did you play drums on Shift? I'm a bit confused about a few words you used in the answer to Nils' question.
As I previously said, Shift is my fav album by Nasum. The riffs are PURE POWER and the drumsounds are ones of the best I've ever heard in GrindCore. What was the snare brand & model if you remember? It sounds a bit like my friend's 70's Slingerland 14"x5.5" snare.
Still trying to find Grind Finale from somewhere to my collection, but not looking so bright, cant seem to find it anywhere inside Finland.
I've downloaded the live show recorded in Belgium with Shane Embury, and I've noticed Mieszko introduces Mitch Dickinson as a drummer on the Terrorizer cover. What did you play? Did you have two drummers?
I listened to Grind Finale a hell of a lot over the spring break, and the one song that really got to me was, "God-Slave America", and I read it was supposed to be on Human 2.0 but it wasnt..
The intro has to be one of the best riffs you ever came up with, why wasn't it placed along with the other tracks from Human 2.0?
Have you heard of the Czech Republic grindcore band called "Pigsty"? When you hear them tell me what you think, because I think they are one of the most intense and wild bands that ive heard in a while. They have that crushing effect like Nasum did. But you guys were a hell of a lot better.See ya later Anders and keep on grinding buddy!!
If the tabs are a no, then just let me know what tuning the guitars were on Shift.
[Respect, forever, R.I.P Mieszko Talarczyk]
The tuning was "drop-A". / Anders
P.S. Do an interview with Danny Herrera.
Keep yer grinding!
i read somewhere that anal cunt made a song making fun of mieszko. do you know what that song that was? also was there some bad blood between nasum and anal cunt that caused seth to write that song or was he just being random jackass like usual?
(ps coldworker and pig destroyer should do a split)
(ps We actually will...) / Anders
this was my suggestion!:)
I would love it, too!
But Anders should put priority into writing good music!
Anders, do you like the band The Black Dahlia Murder?
Besides Nasum they are my favourite musicians!
Even if they have some melodies inside their style, i think they are almost not to beat in brutality!
what about a last run of merch?
somebody made the suggestion of printing something on unhooded sweatshirts, i think they are called crewnecksweatshirts. that would be brilliant and i would love it!
Oh, I just ordered Grind Finale from Relapse, and finally got it a few days ago. It's fucking amazing, and I wanted to know if you were the one who created the cool looking logo on the actual CD (the barbed wire surronding the bullets)?
I was wondering if you could translate that big message into English, because it seems like an important one if you posted the question.
If you can, thank you with all respects.
Q: How did you write songs for Nasum? As I've understood it you didn't collaborate but wrote your own songs. Or did some songs emerge from jams? How is the average way you write a song? Any other tips for song writing and creativity?
And my unabriged reply:
A: Mieszko used to leave some room for jaming when it came to the arrangements of the songs, and sometimes a song was born in the spur of the moment. Generally speaking I am not a fan of creating in the rehearsal room - you can be creative there, but to stand and try to come up with things from scratch is a waste of time.
For the Coldworker album everyone contributed with riffs and then we pieced it together, but now we have begun writing more on our own which is a result of us finding our collective style. So my song writing is pretty much in the same way as in Nasum, with the obvious differences (and I'm not really meaning musically).
Most of my riffs emerge when I pick up the guitar as I watch tv or something. You play a little and all of a sudden something resembling a riff is there, and then you polish it until the form settles. In connection with this usually another riff appears as a follow up and then you start to feel what it is - a verse, a chorus, an intro?
After a while you have a few combinations of riffs that might be pieced together to a song, or it becomes multiple songs, or you realise that you can combine two riffs and make something more exciting out of it.
And so it goes. The last year I've picked up the habit of writing down every riff I make not to lose them. The song writing in Coldworker consists of all of us sending recorded riffs and tabs to eachother so everyone can try it at home to make us more effecient on location. It's become a cornerstone in our way of working.
I think about music a lot and now and again ideas are born in my head that I then have to try and "pick out" on the guitar. The Coldworker song "Return to Ashes" is an example of that. Among the new songs we're writing right now there is a part that I first wrote on the drums. I sat drumming through the song as long as it was written and then continued with a slightly strange 2/4 backbeat with some accents and stuff and then went to the guitar to figure out how the riff should be played. It ended up a very good and odd riff, but I think that that method of writing only works when you have a drumpart that is out of the ordinary.
My best tip is to document yourselves as much as possible. You have to have the opportunity to listen to your songs objectively without playing at the same time. I.e. a rehearsal or a simple demo is a must for my song writing right now. A song is rarely finished once you've played it through and feels that it's alright. It's a first draft and there are always things to improve.
Good luck with the song writing - to be creative is the best thing I know! / Anders
do you hear great polish grindcore bands - Rze¼nia and Trocki? If not - try those sites:
for Rze¼nia - http://www.selfmadegod.com/main.php?go=mp3_common
And Trocki -
And what you think about those bands?
Jo, det är så att jag funderade på en sak angående låtskrivandet. Hur brukade det gå till när ni skrev låtar i Nasum? Som jag förstått så samarbetade ni inte med musiken till enskilda låtar, utan du skrev dina och Mieszko sina. Eller uppstod även låtar när ni jammade tillsammans på repningar osv?
Om vi tar det genomsnittliga tillvägagångssättet för dig att skriva en hel låt, hur brukade det gå till? Hade du en massa olika riff på lager som du pusslade ihop till en låt i efterhand under en längre tid, eller hade du en klar bild i huvet av låten från första början? Kom du på dom flesta idéerna i huvudet, eller när du jammade med guran?
Om du har några övriga tips och trix för låtskrivande och kreativitet så skulle det uppskattas!
Tack för att du tar dig tiden att svara!
Till Coldworker-plattan var det mycket så att alla bidrog med riff och så pusslade vi ihop det, men nu har vi börjat skriva mer individuellt vilket hör samman med att vi fått hum om vår gemensamma stil. Så mitt låtskriveri går till på ungefär samma vis nu som till Nasum med vissa skillnader så klart (och då menar jag inte direkt musikaliskt).
De flesta av mina riff kommer fram när jag plockar upp gitarren samtidigt som jag ser på tv eller något. Man spelar lite och plötsligt dyker det upp något som liknar ett riff och så putsar man lite på det tills formen sätter sig. I samband med detta brukar det alltid bli så att något mer riff dyker upp som fortsättning och så börjar man känna efter vad det är för något, vers, refräng, intro?
Efter ett tag har man ett par olika kombinationer av riff som kanske går att pussla ihop till en låt, eller så blir det flera låtar, eller så märker man att man kan kombinera ihop två olika riff för att få till något som känns lite mer spännande.
Och så där håller det på. Det senaste året har jag tagit för vana att skriva ned alla riff jag gör för att inte tappa bort dem. Låtskriveriet i Coldworker går till så att vi skickar inspelade riff och tabbar till varandra INFÖR ett rep så att alla kan prova på det hemma först och vara mer effektiva på plats. Det har blivit en hörnpelare i vårt arbetssätt.
Jag tänker mycket på musik och då och då föds idéer i huvudet som man sen får försöka "ta ut" på gitarren. Coldworker-låten "Return to Ashes" är ett exempel på det. Bland de nya låtarna vi skriver på just nu finns det ett parti som jag skrev på trummor först. Jag satt och trummade igenom låten så långt som den var skriven och fortsatte sen med ett lite halvudda 2-taktskomp i baktakt med lite accentueringar och jox och gick sen till gitarren för att lista ut hur riffet skulle gå. Det blev ett väldigt bra och udda riff, men jag tror att det skrivsättet enbart funkar om man har ett utstickande trumparti.
Mitt bästa tips är dock att dokumentera sig så mycket det går. Man måste ha möjlighet att lyssna på sina låtar objektivt utan att spela samtidigt. Alltså - en rehearsal eller enkel demo är ett måste för mitt låtskriveri just nu. En låt är sällan färdig när man repat igenom den och tycker att den känns bra. Det är första utkastet och det finns alltid saker att fila till.
Lycka till med låtskriveriet - att skapa och vara kreativ är det bästa jag vet! / Anders
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