Ihsahn releases cover of Kent’s ‘Dom Andra’ – feat. Jonas Renske (Katatonia)3rd March 2023
Norwegian progressive metal pioneer Ihsahn has released a new single, ‘Dom Andra ft. Jonas Renske’ (Katatonia)),which is a cover of a track by the Swedish alt rock band Kent. It’s the second single to be taken from forthcoming Fascination Street sessions EP, which is released on March 24th via Candlelight Records.Stream ‘Dom Andra ft. Jonas Renske’ here: https://Ihsahn.lnk.to/FascinationStreetSessionsPR
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Comments Ihsahn: “Prior to getting involved with this project, I’d been talking to Jonas Renske (Katatonia) about doing a cover of the Swedish band Kent and the song ‘Dom Andra’, and what better opportunity to do a cover of a Swedish band, in Swedish, with a Swedish vocalist, in Sweden with one of the top producers in Sweden. Needless to say, Jonas did a stunning performance of the song and I hope the rest makes it justice too!“
Known as a constantly evolving artist who loves to transcend boundaries, Ihsahn’s musical journey has been relentlessly fascinating and frequently revelatory. With his penchant for collaborative projects and fascination with production, this new three-track EP, featuring two new original songs and one cover version, is the direct result of Ihsahn joining forces with URM Academy’s online educational program for music production, and producer/engineer Jens Bogren (Opeth, Dimmu Borgir, Arch Enemy, Powerwolf) of Fascination Street Studios.
Joining Ihsahn on this project were his long-time drummer Tobias Ørnes Andersen and keyboardist Øystein Aadland, who spent ten intense days at Fascination Street Studios recording the songs. As well as playing keyboard throughout, Øystein Aadland also adds warm and gentle lead vocals for the track ‘The Observer’ whilst Jonas Renske of Katatonia recorded guest vocals to the cover song ‘Dom Andra’.
Throughout the whole experience, the URM Academy team captured everything on video with Jens Bogren adding commentary to the production techniques used, with detail on mic placements, preamps, drumhead tunings, sharing his methodology, and drilling down into what goes into a recording such as this.
Ihsahn adds: “The idea was to capture high-end recordings of real instruments in great rooms, and we had an amazing setup for drums, guitars, bass, and even a vintage Hammond organ with Leslie, Wurlitzer, Rhodes, etc, recorded through Fender combos and analog pedals, etc.
“This was an amazing experience, and very educational, as I love everything related to music production. Both the Fascination Street and URM teams were incredible, and I believe everyone involved had a great time, in spite of 14–16 hour workdays. I´m very happy with how everything came together and for those interested in the technical aspects of how it was made, there will be a thorough course coming soon at URM Academy.”