Lord Vicar have annouced the release of their next album, The Black Powder, on the respectable The Church Within label. You know, the kind that goes behind artists’ backs to re-release sure-sellers, or which sends out faulty CDs to those who were naive enough to pre-order…
Will the CD version of the album be a fan-pleasing single track one again, or will the otherwise resilient Kimi Kärki succumb to industry pressure and allow his fans to pick tracks this time?
We’ll find out just this May!
In the meantime, let’s feast our hungry eyes on some really, really cool photos from the production of said masterpiece…
And we start with this one, a highly artistic representation of two musicians and the artist affectionately known as “Blonde Ambition”:
Whoever managed to distract Kimi for a few moments to take this picture, while he was surrounded by snacks and other edibles, is a master of persuasion. Deep bow!
Here is Kimi again, pulling the same face he did when Oli told him about the succesful pressing of their previous album, Gates of Flesh, which was intended to be “deliberately shorter than previous albums”, with “shorter, punchier songs”. But wasn’t.
Moving on, a snapshot from the recording of The Black Powder:
We love the look on Chritus’ face, bracing himself for the inevitable moment when Kimi might open his mouth to “sing”. Lol.
And finally, presumably an instance of the album’s playback:
Some people don’t learn from past mistakes. It’s sad…