A triple album featuring 20 brand new songs: here’s what BERRI TXARRAK’s most anticipated new project will bring, being “Time is The Only Polygraph” the translation of the title.
We definitely wanted to create something special to commemorate our 20th anniversary, so once ‘Haria Tour’ was over, we started writing new songs. It’s been a long creative process, always with the leitmotiv ’20 years, 20 songs’ in our minds.
We truly believe music is a non-stop search though, so this time we went further and divided those 20 songs in three parts: three recording sessions, each one with a different producer, three ways of understanding rock music, three totally different approaches that only agree on the fact that the song is what this is all about.
So, in 2014 we’ve been working with three producers who happen to be special for Berri Txarrak. In chronological order: Ross Robinson, Ricky Falkner and Bill Stevenson.
#BTX20URTE01: ROSS ROBINSON @ Venice, California-USA (March-April):
After the positive vibe during the recording sessions of the last album ‘Haria’ (2011), we decided to take the BTX-Ross Robinson artistic partnership to the next level. This legendary producer (At The Drive-In, Slipknot, The Cure, Sepultura…) looks for the purest emotional and spiritual aspect of music and he’ll use all his experience to get that extremely thrilling take you didn’t even know you were able to perform.
#BTX20URTE02: RICKY FALKNER @ Estudios Reno, Madrid-Spain (July-August):
We decided to write a bunch of special songs for the 2nd EP of this tour de force, leaving all our fears and prejudices behind, style-wise. We hired Barcelona-based indie producer Ricky Falkner (Standstill, Lori Meyers, Love of Lesbian…) for this mission. We were sure that he’d be able to face these songs with a different approach. Darkish lyrics for a pop-inspired EP.
#BTX20URTE03: BILL STEVENSON @ The Blasting Room, Fort Collins, CO-USA (September):
Bill Stevenson is definitely one of the names you’d think of when it comes to understanding punk rock’s history. As a musician he plays/has played the drums for Black Flag, Descendents, All, Only Crime and even The Lemonheads. In the studio, he’s undoubtedly become one of the most important producers of American punk rock biggest acts: Rise Against, NoFX… always side by side with engineer Jason Livermore.
This EP is full of short, direct songs: two-minute sonic bullets, recorded and mixed old school style at The Blasting Room in just one week (all the band playing together in the main room of the studio).