And after 2years of planning and hard work, I’m almost holding my dream in my hands. “Crimson passion cry” is the album I always wanted to make! I’m so proud of what we’ve created and I state again, WE, cause this album is the result of a collaboration of a shit-load of talent. The Crimson Chrysalis creative core team consists of myself, Esther Slabbert (my lyricist, co-executive producer and show director), Elben Schutte (our brilliant arranger) and my co-producer, the highly acclaimed Jurgen von Wechmar of Sunset recording studios in Stellenbosch. If you don’t know who that is, it is the guy that did the last 2 Karen Zoid albums (Terms & conditions and Afrika), the most recent Heuwels Fantasties album, the Jax Panik albums, the just recently released Vanfokkentasties album. . .need I say more?
The dream started with me and Es about 2 and a half years ago. It took us 2 years of writing, experimenting and pre-producing to finally develop the Crimson Chrysalis sound – and it’s everything we wanted it to be and more! Because it was done over such a long period we were in the fortunate position that we didn’t have to put the only songs we had on the album, but we could carefully select the best ones. Due to financial implications we had to do the album in phases. We first did the first 6 songs, then the next 7, and at the beginning of this year we added another track that we wrote just after we’ve finished the album at the end of last year.
It is a massive production and all hats off to Jurgen – he is a true master of his art and really did a phenomenal job in bringing it all together. We all know it all boils down to the man behind the desk. . .he makes or brakes the poduction. But there is then a reason why so many albums that comes out of that studio receives SAMA nominations, and wins.
We’re in the final phases of artwork now and then it goes to the printers! :-) Can’t wait to finaly share this with you!!
Till next time. . .x