The recording of Resident Flux was faster than fast. With an already tight
schedule and merely five days booked in the studio together with album
producer Per Stålberg (Division Of Laura Lee), Scraps Of Tape was set to
record a raw and spontaneous album, most of it meant to be recorded live. With
that attitude in mind the entire album was in fact finished already on the second
day (!) and the result was an explosive album filled to the brim with energy. If
you’ve ever seen this band live you know exactly what we are talking about and
Resident Flux is as close as you’ll get to the powerful live show of the band.
Since the whole album was recorded in less than half the planned studio time,
the band had the opportunity to write, rehearse and record even more songs the
following next two days. On the fifth and last day there was nothing left to do
than to just take the day off.
Scraps Of Tape has, although mostly referred to as a post-rock band, always been
flirting around with and trying out all different kind of ways to approach their music
writing creating a quite unique mix of influences. Since the last album (Grand
Letdown, 2009) Fredrik Gillhagen from the Swedish hard-core band Meleeh has
been recruited as their new drummer, adding a steady and straight forward feeling
to the new songs, and the band also invited several guest vocalists/text lyricists
for Resident Flux. The indie-rock hit ‘Flera Meter Kort’ features Mattias Alkberg
(Bear Quartet, MABD), Cecilia Nordlund (Souls, Cilihili) sings on ‘The Memory
Tricks’ and Mizuki Ida from Japanese noise-rock band Cinema Staff are even
flirting around with Japanese emo rock without Scraps Of Tape ever losing their
The collaborations theme is also the idea for the complete artwork of the album.
With 12 songs recorded, 8 of them ended up on the album and the remaining
4 are split up on two side EP releases. All of the 12 songs have been freely
interpreted by 12 different visual artists whose art can be seen in the physical releases
of the album. The album cover shows Scraps Of Tape at a gallery exhibition
standing in front of the artwork, a scenery later used for an intimate live concert
captured by film maker Goran Kapetanovic, whose work will be posted in time
for the album release.