from: http://katatonia.com/2012/01/the-recordings-begin/ Its been a busy time lately and the hard work has finally paid off. We have now thirteen songs in the bag and hey, that means the recording of our new album can and shall begin. Were starting with the drums on Monday and well be once again work together with David Castillo (who engineered and mixed Night Is The New Day), so even though we always strive to improve our productions, it should sound sweet that its the same team putting this one together, just throw in some new gear, gadgets and toys with that! The recordings as well as the mix will be divided between Ghostward and our own HQ over the next month and well keep you posted on the progress. So, how does the material sound like? Well, you got the lush textures, the moody melodies, the heavy parts, the progressive touches, the mellow bits and so on Is it metal? Is it rock? Is it alternative? Is it singer/songwriter? Actually at times it feels like were exploring territories where Katatonia would be an orphan in the land of genres. We cant tell where and to whom we belong and the goal is that it doesnt even matter, because before and above any genre theres first an acceptance level of music being good, or being bad. Katatonia might be bad people, but we create good music. Amen. We also hooked up again with keyboard maestro extraordinaire Frank Default and regardless of the internet speculations, hes not to blame for the increased use of electronics since the last album. That part has been called for as we simply feel that it has grown to fill a hole in our sound inside, or alongside, the classic formation of instruments. In our world, we allow mellotrones, hammonds, rhodes and strings to integrate with loops, distortion and filters to manifest in the katatonic maelstrom. Its our time to marry contemporary with vintage. Heres our 9th album to be delivered!