This is recording session for album Don't block the sidewalk, belong to serie New York: an observation Vol 5. Songs and music is written during visit to New York spring 2023. Lyrics for this song were written after we walked around the Central Park and the song tell about that day. We filmed and recorded song in Finland, in Castle of Raasepori 19.5.2023.

We filmed and recorded Songbird; still working on New York material, completing Vol. 5 called Don’t block the sidewalk.

The castle is fascinating and it has interesting history too. It was forgotten for 300 hundred years and it has ghosts with haunters as well. We got there very early, to do the filming and recording before the big rush. There shouldn’t be much visitors claimed the ticket seller. But when we started to work, there popped up some tourists. Anyway, we caught big sound for some parts of recording, but we didn’t do anything loud.

And the Matilda Mother band hit the stage accompanied only by couple of ghosts and some birds. They flew and guarded their castle. At least you can let your imagination fly and imagine in your mind what the walls hide inside. Hope not too many bodies though.

The material is mixed already and it is ready waiting to be published in bandcamp.

Let’s move forward towards new adventures.

  • Tomi Christiansson
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    Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    ambient, folkrock, medieval
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    25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 19, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
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Random....but not random....pulse inside...harmony lines...rhythm