darael asked: So who exactly is Lancehad? (live recoding of Blood And Whiskey; my preferred explanation is that Lancelot is not the only one who had had a bit too much whiskey at that point, and Arthur just wouldn't admit it)
…let’s go with that explanation. Yes.
Anonymous asked: I was wondering what the creative process for the albums are, do you come up with everything as a group, is there one person on songs and one on story, do you do stuff individually and then meld it together, what goes on?
The general writing trend that has developed for our albums has been as follows: Having decided some of the basics for the setting, we all go away and think about it for a while, occasionally throwing thoughts (and disagreements) at each other over the internet. Then we’ll all meet up and flesh out the setting in full, the characters, general plot, and roughly what we want from each of the songs. Then if people are particularly in love with the idea of doing any specific songs they say so and we know to leave that one to them. We go away for a while, and then every practice we start to bring ideas to the group to be turned into full band songs. The ideas can range from anything like “I want to sound like Tom Waits” to “I’ve picked this song to adapt and arranged it, here are your parts” - usually somewhere in between.
Once we have the song structures sorted, a similar process happens for lyrics (though sometimes it happens the other way round/a non-Euclidean way round -Nastya) until we have all the songs we were after. At that point Jonny writes the narration based on the setting and story we all discussed, and the rest of us put said narration to music.
Then we play, practice and polish until it’s time to perform or record it!
Hope this has been an insightful journey into our collective minds,
Thanks for asking!