an interview with Ronan Harris of VNV Nation
Mike, music editor of Auxiliary Magazine, had the chance to chat with Ronan via phone as VNV Nation prepares for the release of a new album and the start of their North American tour.
Where are you right now?
I’m in Hamburg, Germany. I’ve been up since early this morning, coordinating the upload of the master, which has been fun.
Are you almost done?
It’s out of my hands. I just have to get some European side of stuff taken care of. From now on it’s just the interviews, sales sheets, press info, and getting journalists access to all the songs on iPool and all that kind of fun stuff.
How long did it take you to record the album Of Faith Power & Glory?
Well it’s kind of a hard thing to judge because, other then the month before the album is finished, it’s kind of on and off. It’s basically an ever-going process within the same studio. I’ll work on a song up to a certain point and then I’ll leave it and go off and work on something else. I never really have full days to dedicate to the songs; I just build it up and let it build as it goes. When it comes to the last month you say, ‘right, let’s begin now.’ You start to pick out the songs you are going to work on. We pick out 13 in hopes that 10 will live. And basically you start fleshing out the production. There were four intensive weeks and the last two were the most intense of my musical career.