Jean-Jacques Rojer plays Jacobo Palm
First task – composing. All through that first summer and fall I took every little experience, every face, every place, and used them, warped them, muddled them into notes.
Then came recording – all done between October 2011, in the carpeted backroom of a retro- Parisian apartment and April 2012, tucked away in small closet space in a tall Amsterdam house. I hid under a twin-sized cotton mattress to create a makeshift sound screen; a pile of stacked books collected during our travels doubled as my mic stand; while recording additional percussion, my friend the percussion player, was covered in white sheets to gain better acoustics.
Everything was recorded into Logic 9 on my MacBook via a Tascam sound interface using a Shure SM57 microphone I bought in Paris, especially for the project. (Apologies to the non- techies for that line) My friends Vernon Chatlein (under those sheets), Oscar Bor and Ralph Durgaram all lent a helping hand – or two – during the last phase of production with additional percussion, mixing and mastering.