"Outside The Dream", the new, second album of the Dutch band No Man's Valley, is a fantastic work full of 70s retro rock: guitars, organs, feverish, blurry moments, cool grooves, catchy melodies. eclipsed spoke with singer Jasper Hesselink about the background.
eclipsed: Has "Outside The Dream" become the infamous "difficult second album", or what it is simply to record and produce the album?
Jasper Hesselink: It doesn't feel like our second album at all, because our debut was a torn work, characterized by line-up changes and many recording sessions. This time we went into the studio like a well-oiled machine. We had a pre-production phase in which we prepared ourselves well. We made sure that we were all 100% satisfied with our new songs and their forms before we went into the studio. It wasn't always easy, but it went much smoother than the first album.