The interesting days that followed where often interrupted by howling wind and driving rain, making the recording in the wooden Sula Chapel a process filled with forced breaks, and a more creative handling of recording an album than any of us has experienced before. On some of the songs we didn’t mind though, as it is exactly the storms we have been trying to catch and express in the music. Rob had a good point when he wisely commented that we have to weather the storm just like the island inhabitants in the old days.
Julie & Andreas scheduling the next day before braving the storm. Rob backing up the days recording.
The weeks before the recording the whole project became more clear to us while the composition shaped itself into the story we wanted to tell. ENE is a celebration and tribute to Sula. It is a celebration of the Norwegian coastal community today, of the fantastic nature, and the powerful sea. It is a tribute to fishermen lost at sea, and even more a tribute to those who were left behind after these tragedies. And on a personal note it is the story of our grandfather and grandmother.
With the recorded raw material of Sildring in our pockets and seaspray on our faces we leave the island, hoping that through our instruments and expression we were able to capture some of the feel of this remote place into the notes, the ambiences and the sound of this album.