Fairly Answered Questions

These are answers to some common and less common questions asked in interviews and private messages.


personal

I was born in Sweden, but these days I live in Denmark.
A little bit of this and a little bit of that. My main instrument is guitar.
Evil Masquerade, Lacrimosa and Black Moon Secret.
Always the latest release. But I like the others as well.
Lacrimosa is Tilo Wolff and Anne Nurmi. I play guitar for them.
Anything that comes with a memorable melody and a sincere performance. Check out THIS Spotify playlist to get an idea.

gear

I’ve been playing the same Aria Pro II PE-1500 on all albums and shows.
I have tried many different amps throughout the years, but after finding ENGL I see no point in looking further. I use the E 650 top through E 412 cabinets.
I still haven’t found my favorite brand. Thickness from bottom to top: 9 – 11 – 16 – 26 – 36 – 46.
I don’t use much. Something to boost the signal for leads, which can also be just the lead channel of the amp, and I like to use a slow delay with a treble cut-off for melodies and slow solos. I don’t have any favorite brands yet. An octaver (down) and a wah-wah can be fun toys, but nothing essential.
Standard 440 Hz.

composing, producing & performing

Not any more. I did a lot of teaching in the past but I’ve lost interest and motivation.
Probably not, but you never know. Feel free to ask.
For me it’s important to be in harmony with the universe. Persistence and patience are also of great significance. You never know when a good melody decides to show.
I have done it in the past, but not so much recently. I’m not opposed to the idea if the project feels interesting.
The absolute best atmosphere for song writing is found in solitude late at night. Preferably after midnight. The main reason for that is the silence and the very few interruptions. No telephones that need to be answered and no sudden important situations that need to be dealt with. This, together with some black coffee, offers a nice harmonious sanctuary ideal for creativity.