|Freak Fandango Orchestra|
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In this episode:
We talk with Freak Fandango Orchestra
Here are Doug's notes from the interview.
Background: last time we had them on: link
Jordi: violin player
Lots of technical problems, with some jokes which may or may not stay in the final episode. Better listen to find out!
New Crowdfunding venture: http://www.verkami.com/projects/7294
studio in January
9 songs (and perhaps a remix!)
Demo tracks people can hear?
nothing recorded yet
What has happened since last time?
was right after recording the
What’s the new album like? Any new directions?
no big surprises, but better!
Requiem for a Fish biggest song off last album: link
brass section last time: trumpet player had just joined the band.
Alfonso was violin player last time, but moved to Canada
Alfonso came back.
plastic trombone...sounds good
optical on trombone is cool
Another video: http://vimeo.com/56590285
normally use CC for: http://vimeo.com/wonderbound
Jordi is a good dancer.
Hiring a choreographer if crowdfunding goes well
What was the end result for use in the ballet?
local press did an interview
Planned the artwork for the new album?
Drummer did the old artwork
the logo: image
new artwork is not yet finished
there are some sketches
How did Jordi join the band?
1.5 years ago, because old violin player went to Canada
was in a Conservatory
checked out FFO on Internet and went to a rehearsal
after the beers, it was easy!
Who edited the video:
Vimeo version: http://vimeo.com/79974155
Professional video is better.
Sweet prizes in crowdfunding?
CD with sweet art: 12 Euros
lots of English and German tourist
busking went well (they gave them money!)
the police are not fans of busking
the police were aggressive
Do you have the studio picked out?
studio is not booked specifically, but they have talked to the studio
but studio is not going to be happy!
Did you write for an album, or just selection of songs?
Selection of songs
Crowdfunding is dangerous because you feel like losers if you don’t make it.
example of failed Kickstarters and what it looks like: link
Might be better to let them fail if you don’t make the goal.
Doug dispenses with a tip
New album title
“We’ll Save The World”
Any touring after recording the album?
small tour, but difficult because a lot of organization
almost certainly Barcelona and Madrid...and maybe elsewhere
Jamendo award for Jürgen