Hi, how are you doing? So you surfed to this spot on the i-net! Nice 🙂
I have to warn you about reading my “about-story”. After thinking it through, I decieded to be very open and honest. Because if I dont do it this way, my story is just going to create more questions. So here it goes.
My name is Melisha Lisa Linnell and I work as a recording engineer, musician/composer and music producer here in my studio, Powah studio in Brewhouse Gothenburg.
I breathe and live music. My head is in constant music vibration. I love it. It loves me. 😛 🙂
I have been a musician and composer for as long as I can remember and I got my interest for music production early in life, very much thanks to my father Bo Erik, who is a sound engineer with a burning interest for sound and recording. In the 80Â´s, he was one of the owners and engineers of somewhat famous studio “Studio Bohus”, now called Bohus sound Recording. And of course my mother Elise, a singer who sang with Anita Lindblom and in studio recordings with a vocalist group called united singers.
I was always very interested in this subject and I learned my first music program (MIDI/DW) “Cubase” already when I was 11 going on 12. This first project was music to a school performance with my older sister, and I remember it very well. And I kind of noticed how much fun it was and how exiting it was to arrange and produce elements of different instruments in combination with each other to make a symphony of harmony, melted together.
Even though my mother and father separated and we lived apart when I was teenager, my dad always provided me with recording tools, and I am forever thankful for that. Unfortunately my mother struggled with alcoholism when I was teenager and I moved out very early, at the age of 15. (Listen to the song â€My alcoholic meâ€, its about this) I had a lot of hard experiences and unresolved issues from growing up in a shattered family. With not much contact with my father and mother. I was very alone for most of my teenage years.
But my interest in creating music just increased. I used Cubase al through the nineties, until 2000 when I changed to Logic Gold :)Â I had been so fortunate to get a record deal with Warner Chappell and Warner Music Skandinavia and earned my first set of studio equipment. I made my album, producing my own songs. Went to Stockholm and recorded in Cosmos studios and also Studio Bohus Gothenburg KungÃ¤lv, then owned by Dragan Tanaskovitz. Now it was the year of 2001 and I was very young, at age but I was also very immature and insecure. There was a sort of hype going around about me, a young girl producing her own material. A lot of people wanted to work with me. Sanji Tandan from Warner let me know that he liked my songs, letting me know that my productions sounded very mature. I even had a session with Robyn at the time. But I was overwhealmed. Not ready for that hype. Not ready for anything. My experiences as a child and upbringing had really taken its toll.
I started working with Protools and just fell in love with it completly. IÂ´ve worked with Paris, Reason, Cubase VST you name it. I have worked as a teacher in music production and sound engineering at public high school in Sweden called â€Gymnasiumâ€. I feel that my hands and all my senses is connected with this sensitive feeling of sound design. My dad told me that I have that feeling for the craft of this, and I was very surprised and happy, not used to get such compliment from him. I were in different studios working with different engineers and I always felt; â€I can do this better!â€ But never dared to say it out loud. Of course. In Sweden itÂ´s not even allowed to feel that hahaha We have laws against that 😉 So sorry for that.
For so many years after this I buried my dream in the deepest mud. I never stopped making music. I devoted my life and love to it. I buried myself in it. I was happy with being in my music by myself. And never tried to get my music public. My mind just wasnt there.
Until I reached a point in my life, as I call the â€point of no returnâ€. (Listen to the song â€Point of no returnâ€, its about this) I just have to do it, I have no choise. My fear is that all my music will die when I die without living on. And that thaught just killed every fear of not getting it public. I love my music too much to not want it to live on. I even had to change my name to Melisha. Me-Lisha. Lisa was my birthname. I couldnt take her anymore. The person I was. Lisa was always sad, lonely and afraid. (Listen to the song â€Ghostâ€, its about this) Bound under the chackles of being a victim to her life and sadness. Melisha knows that the past doesnt matter. Her heart is in the future. She is different. She is happy and strong.
I started my own label. And now Im gonna just release everything. Let it out and just letting it go. FUCK IT! I dont care anymore I just have to do it 🙂 And for the first time in my life I feel complete freedom of mind. :Â´)
This means I am about to release 58 new productions, 10 old ones maybe some more. And then it is still a lot of productions that I will not release. Yet. You might think I am crazy. Thats ok. 🙂
I will post stupid nerdy things on this blog. Maybe interesting to some people. Maybe boring to some. But I actually hope you wont read it at all, just go ahead and listen to my music instead. For real.
Love and light to you, live your dream and fuck everything ! Sorry for my cursing. I will probably edit that out.