Kensington Interview: TIME opnemen in Canada

Kensington Interview: TIME opnemen in Canada


Here we have a box of polaroids. We went to Vancouver to record our Album and we took a polaroid camera
with us because in a digital world this is something authentic. And every time we see those polaroids it brings us back to those feelings of when we were there. We’re going to grab some and see if we can think of a few fun stories behind them. This is a nice one, this is the last evening. This is a nice one, this is the last evening. We were standing beside the bonfire and you can
probably recognize that bonfire from the album cover. And then Garth and his crew officially knighted us to ‘Coaster’, that’s someone who lives
on the sunshine coast. And that is where we recorded our album on the coast in Vancouver. And everyone there wears flannel, that’s the way to go. We all got one from Garth, has someone worn it since? I tried it on one time, but it didn’t feel the same. This doesn’t work in the Netherlands, this flannel only looks great on you in the sunshine coast. A great way of bringing the recording period in Canada to a close. This is a picture that was taken in the Armory Studio’s where we recorded the drums. And this was the session where not only Garth but also Dave Sardy accompanied
the group, who has also worked with System of a Down and Adele. And he assisted us in recording the drums, and this picture
was taken on the last day when everything was recorded. What do I see here? I see a drummer who’s not behind a drumkit. This Is Niles who is playing the xylophone. For Uncharted, yes Uncharted indeed. And Island. I also have some great videos of you when you almost succeeded, you were so close… … and the last note goes like *Cling* and I was off by half a note. This one is great, me and Carl. Carl was like the engine of the entire process, he knows exactly what to do and does that very fast. For two months he worked like 13/14 hours a day to keep everything
running so we could do what we had to do and that was making music. So Carl, we love you man! Yes this is the one. This was the Hot tub. Next to our gigantic log cabin there stood a huge jacuzzi. And now and then when we needed a moment to unwind, we all jumped into the jacuzzi. Do you remember that moment? I have never spent such a long time in a jacuzzi. One afternoon we stayed in there like from 12 to around 4 or 5. I was in the city and came back and I thought: ‘’Those guys are you still in that thing?’’ I remember when we wanted to have some beer, but we really didn’t want to get out. So we called Garth, who of course was busy doing some important stuff. ‘’Can you pass us some beers?’’ So he threw some beers to us. Sweet. The… The album cover that just didn’t make it. Bonfire. The somewhat less-charming looking bonfire which is fine as well. Yeah I think we built a great fire like 3 or 4 times. We also had Justin, who was an assistant in the studio who was very great at building bonfires. And every time he built a fire, it became even higher. And with the last one, I think there were like 10 pallets on there and a picknick table. At least it kept the wild animals away. Hey would you look at that. This is the board. There is a track list of how many songs you are going
to record and which songs you are going to record and what you need to do. You have things like drums, bass, guitars, synths, vocals,
backing-vocals and beneath that you have all the names of the songs. And Ben, who was an assistant during the recording process
had made a board with us photoshopped on it looking like lumberjacks. We didn’t know how it would look like but because every time we added a
new sticker we would finally see the result. And this is how it finally looked like. This truly was the best recording board we ever had. Here you can see quite well where we were staying. This was Garth the producer his house
and next to that there were two small cabins where me, Eloi, Casper and Niles slept. And it was a place you would dream of, to record an album there. It was super calm, you could take a nice walk around the area which we did quite often. The nature there was quite neat, it felt like paradise there. Yes this is the one. One of the last nights we made ‘Boerenkool’ for the crew. We wanted them to taste one of the culinary highlights of the Dutch cuisine. We actually wanted to make ‘andijviestamppot’ because personally that’s what I prefer. It’s less iconic, but they had no ‘andijvie’ or endive. But there was kale, because those healthfreaks on the sunshine coast
are fond of that stuff. They put kale in all sorts of fruit-juice. The ‘Boerenkool Brothers’ were preparing it and I think it turned out great. Smoked sausage. No we served it with meatballs. Traditionally in the Netherlands you eat it with smoked sausage,
but I think a meatball is acceptable as well, a meatball with gravy. But we did make a ‘dimple’ in the boerenkool. Aw the last day, saying farewell to the crew. On here you can see everyone that has worked on the record at Garth’s home. There was Justin, Ben, Carl and Garth. And those were the four musketeers that helped us record ‘Time’. Alright now you guys know the stories behind the all polaroids we shared. I hope you had a little look backstage and I hope you guys are going to play the life out of ‘Time’.

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