Category: 100% Nasum
Posted: Wednesday, 17 January 2007 17:51
As most of you probably know, Mieszko ran a studio called Soundlab together with Matte from Millencolin. They started with a shitty 8-tracker and developed their skills and upgraded their equipment with time until they had a real studio with Steve Vai's (yes, THAT Steve Vai!) Pro-Tools system.
Well, obviously Soundlab is not a studio in the same active way it was today, it's more of Millencolin's headquarters and from time to time recordings are made.
Later this month Matte is releasing his soloproject/new band Franky Lee's debut album "Cutting Edge" on Burning Heart. The first singel/video "The world just stopped" is his tribute to Mieszko. I didn't realise this until I read the lyrics and got tears in my eyes.
I think it's safe to say that it wasn't just the former Nasum members who lost someone, a lot of friends in Örebro and elsewhere are missing Mieszko, and Matte who was such a close friend to him, may be missing him more than others. I remember having a phone call with Matte close after the Tsunami and he was a wreck not knowing what to do with the company and all the booked recordings and the bills and all that.
I'm glad that it all sorted itself out in the end and that Matte could make this album and get his feeling out of the system and write his "Mieszko lyrics".
I've known Matte for soon 20 years and he's always been a nice guy, from the days we used to skate together outside his house until these days when I always can rely on him when I need to borrow some mikes and shit for my recordings.
So this is the way that I honor you, Matte. Thanks for everything.
Here's the video for "The world just stopped". More info at http://frankylee.com