We managed to get the super talented Nichola and Rachel in to lay down viola and cello, while Mike scored and recorded his cornet afterwards. Although it sounded beautiful, we felt that it needed something else as it was a bit too clean sounding in comparison to the rest of the record. Andy Bush had a Watkins Copicat tape echo effects unit in his studio and we decided to put everything through that – the result added so much texture and ambience to the music. It breathed new life into the piece.
The title Malin comes from the name of the shipping forecast in that area – we thought it was a suitable fit.