Touchline is a successful Swedish music project by Rick Gisslén. 15 years ago we were a part of this music production group containing Rick Gisslén (composer, singer), Jannicke Jernström (vocals) and Torbjörn “Toby” Frisk (producer, arranger, sound engineer). Now we are on again and produce some more songs for an upcoming Touchline compilation album. This album is melodic old school pop for adult people, planned to be released springtime 2018.
October-November we were in Williamsburg, PA, USA and wrote an album with Swedish artist Eleonora Lahti. The title of the album is “It Is Written”. This fall we produced and recorded it and now we are at Old Barn Drum Studio in Skåne (most south district of Sweden), Sweden and mix and master it with the studio owner Anders Köllerfors. Among the great equipment in the studio is a number of Tubetech devices that gives warmth and shimmer to the mixes.
A few years ago we were in a studio in Budapest, Hungary and recorded an album. What we didnt knew back then was a wonderful saxophone player Peter Norbert. But this summer we saw him on TV and were impressed – not only technical but particular in the soul as the music touched the heart. We talked to one of our clients about to have him participate on an album we work with. Finally we met for a recording session in Tarzound Studio in Solna, Sweden and had a wonderful time together during some smooth recording sessions of two album.
We produce our 4th CD for Eleonora Lahti. This album is a result of songs we wrote together in Williansburg, VA (USA) October-November 2016. A team of 6 persons joined together outside Hörby, Sweden September 22-24th to record the foundations of the new CD at Old Barn Drum Studio. for a couple of days. The CD is scheduled to be release February 2018.
We recieved two trainees of “Ljud och Musikproduktionsprogrammet vid Högskolan i Dalarna” (The Sound and Music Production Program at a Swedish University). Samuel Frisk and Ida Benjaminsdotter finalized their 3rd and last year of their studies in our studio by participating for 10 weeks in different productions of radio, TV and musicproductions. They were not only trainees but also skillful resource with many new and creative inputs to our productions.
During springtime 2017 we recorded, edited, mixed and mastered an App for Norea Sverige (an international radio production organisation) with 20 programs in Farsi (Persian). We also made the music to the app. The name of the App is “Välkommen Till Sverige” (“Welcome To Sweden”) and is targeted people arriving from Iran to live in Sweden. The app/programs will be released during late summer or fall 2017.
April 2017 we were in Israel recording (audio) 8 TV-programs for Keren Kajemat – an Israeli organisation planted every tree that grow in Israel (250 million),water, research and all the environment that needs to get the dessert to blossom. The programs will be broadcasted this fall.
In March it was time again to go to one of our favourite places on earth – Uganda. At a ceremony in Kampala we were honoured, as well as surprised, to receive a reward from Aflame Gospel Assembly as we have been a part of their music production team since 2013. As “Analog Prophet” (our artist name when making electronic ambient music with an ethnic vibe) we performed at the ceremony.
The main purpose for the trip was a CD release for a CD we produced with our friends in Kampala: See His Glory. The vocals were recorded in a hotel room, transformed to a studio with mattresses and recording equipment. Eventually we worked with the music arrangements, mixing and mastering in Sweden before we now went back to Kampala for the CD release.