Cybersonic Superchrist

Cybersonic Superchrist

About the recording

Cybersonic Superchrist” was an easy album to do. The guitars and bass were recorded at K‘s place with a A-dat machine. The rhythm stuff took but a few days to nail and then we went into a cellar where Dan Swanö had the Unisound studio at the time to record J‘s and Mia‘s vocals. J used one day to nail his parts while Mia did hers over 2 days. Nothing fancy at all, not much time put into the recording and looking back at the production today it sure leaves us wanting more. Not to mention the incredibly reverbed vocals. Dan had a thing for those at the time.

The strongest memory from this one is when Mia started to sing on a part in “The swarming of whores” (1:30 into the song) where J wasn’t supposed to be singing, but he was for some reason. We just stopped and looked at each other, smiling… That was one insane atmosphere and it’s probably one of the most wicked parts of the album. All in all we probably spent something less than 2 weeks recording and mixing this one.

About the title

This one crashed down on K in the middle of the night actually. We hadn’t thought about a title at all for the debut album while we were recording it, saving that part for later. K woke up in the middle of the night for some reason with “Supersonic Cyberchrist” in his head. Note that it’s reversed compared to what the album finally ended up being called. K wrote the stuff down on paper and went back to sleep. When he woke up and looked at it he thought that reversing it would look better so “Cybersonic Superchrist” it was. Meshuggah has a song with “Cyberchrist” in the title and quite possibly did that play a part unconsciously.

About the cover

An aquaintance, Ture, said he could try out something if we wanted to since we basically didn’t have a fucken clue as for how to do something ourselves. He asked a friend to join him to take pictures of all kind of things such as motor parts, steel things and whatever other stuff you can think of. We had no concept whatsoever and just let Ture have his way with whatever he came up with, and see if it was good enough in the end. The booklet and cover looks cold and neat and still to this date we like it. The handwriting behind the lyrics in the booklet is Ture’s.