guitars - keyboards - backing vocals :.
is one of the more interesting guitar players in today's modern
world of progressive music. His contribution to Spektrum is the
unexpected parts of the music that will make our music unique.
His role in Spektrum also includes being a recording technician
and mixing engineer.
Hansi has released 7 highly interesting albums with his band Cross.
Their current release is called "Playgrounds" and everyone
in Spektrum guests on the album.
|How did I get involved
||It started off when I
helped out producing the latest Grand Stand album. Olov told me
that he had some songs and ideas that he felt didn't really fit
in with the Grand Stand concept so we so we talked about what a
Olov Andersson solo album could be like. His idea was to have several
different musicians on it with himself, Göran Fors and Me as
the basic group and kindly asked me if I was interested in that
and of course I was. I remember that the three of us had a meeting
about this and shortly after that Olov presented an idea which he
recorded together with Göran on bass and vocals together with
Grand Stand guitarman Michael Rank Jensen and Grand Stand's vocalist
and bassplayer Göran Johnsson on drums. I liked what I heard
and suggested that we should ask him if he wanted to be the drummer
of this project. He gladly said yes so we rehearsed the track once
and recorded it with Göran Fors as vocalist. Everybody was
quite happy with this so we decided to turn the project in to a
band rather than a solo album-project by Olov. We called it The
Project or GRALLEOSS. After a while it came to my mind that it was
"nice but maybe it sounds too much as GALLEON" to have
Göran as lead vocalist. Our idea at that time was also that
I should sing one or two of the tracks which probably would made
it "nice but perhaps it sounds a bit too much as CROSS".
I had for about 2 years felt strongly that I really wanted to do
some music together with Lizette. So I gave her a call and talked
about this project and asked her if she was interested in taking
over the lead vocals. At that time she was very busy with recording
her debut album but obviously felt that she wanted to be part of
this so she said yes. I presented the idea to the rest of the guys
who found it interesting so we tried it out and after she added
vocals to one of the tracks everybody went: "YES!!! WOW!!!"
And after some time we decided to name the project SPEKTRUM.
What are my expectations?
except for having very fun together with these excellent
people involved I also expect this to be a way for all of us to
develop our song writing. For instance, on one track I'm playing
a solo that Olov wrote and on another one he plays a solo that I
wrote. For me, who write most of the material for CROSS, it is also
fun to compose together with the others. Everything is done very
easily regarding writing and recording. Probably because that we
all have both similarities, that makes us able to very fast understand
each others intentions, as well as differences making it interesting.
And I must say that I find it all very stimulating. I also expect
that the album we are making will be, at least to me, a very enjoyable