Shot at and named after a remote recording studio on a Norwegian island, the footage offers a behind-the-scenes insight into the recording techniques of two of modern progressive music's most talented composers. The content captures iamthemorning's live set-up from the last three years, with the setlist consisting of songs from their first three studio albums and an unplugged recording of Blue Sea (the first track to be written for the duo's upcoming fourth album and exclusive to the blu-ray).
The studio was designed with panoramic windows that allow the stunning back-drop of Giske Island and the Norwegian Sea to be integrated into the performances (a location that is featured in glorious high-definition on this blu-ray).
Marjana commented, "It was the most inspiring place for us to work in, surrounded by the sea, mountains, wild flowers and gorgeous Norwegian sunsets. All of the natural splendour we don't see that often."
The audio recording, mixing and mastering were handled by regular collaborator Vlad Avy. The film was produced and edited by Miles Skarin at Crystal Spotlight, and the watercolour artwork was designed by Constantine Nagishkin.
released October 19, 2018
Gleb Kolyadin - piano & keyboards
Marjana Semkina - vocals, lyrics
Karl James Pestka - violin
Guillaume Lagravière - cello
Joshua Ryan Franklin - bass
Evan Carson - drums & percussion
Vlad Avy - recording, mixing & mastering
Recorded in July 2017 on Ocean Sound Recordings studio in Norway
All songs written and produced by Iamthemorning, published by District 6 Music Publishing Ltd
Cover art by Constantine Nagishkin
Photography by Miles Skarin
Design & layout by Xenoyr
Management/booking by Rob Palmen at Glassville Music. Write to: email@example.com
Special thanks to Terje Erstad, Henning Svoren and all the staff of Ocean Sound Recordings, Artem Kochurov, Niels Van Dam, Rob Palmen at Glassville Music, Scott Robinson, Tony Harris, Johnny Wilks and everyone at Kscope
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