I made a decision to step back from guitars for this project and leave it to Declan. I send off the bones of songs and they add the flesh, colour and human dynamics. It really is an amazing transformation, Declan creates soundscapes to match the Norwegian winter landscapes that he now finds himself in. We started work here in the New England, NSW, but it no longer matters where we are, music travels beyond physical boundaries. I feel very lucky.
Sometimes I cut up what Decs sends me and other times I just drop it in the mix as it is. For live mixing I’m hoping I can treat them respectfully different every time from here in. Early jams have proved positive.