St-Père was mixing and adding final parts to the album in Jan-Mar
2012 and said on Facebook on 23 Jan 2012, that they had finished 5
out of 6 pieces. On 2 Feb, he said the album mix was "almost
done". However, some additional recording followed in Mar/Apr
2012. In Mar 2012, St-Père described creating the intro for the
album and final recording, and on 11 Apr, he said on Facebook:
Today, I had to re-record some
guitar tracks for the song "Pride" It is done now, I will also
need to do a few leads in that same song and Benoit needs to
redo 2 verses in the the song: The World is a Game and we will
be done, the mixes are done as well, we just need to replace the
old parts by the new ones and we have 60 minutes of new MYSTERY
ready to be released.
A Jan 2012 Facebook update by St-Père had details on the The World is a Game tracks:
St-Père has also said that most of the music was written for this
project, apart from two earlier unused compositions.
Work took place on the album in Apr/May 2011 with several
Facebook updates from St-Père, e.g.
20 Apr: "In the studio working on the next Mystery". 9 May: "Just
finished another song with Mr. David for the new mystery, sounds
really good." And 29 Apr:
Took a break from studio this
week and been listening to the first 4 songs for the next
David was working with St-Père in Sep 2011, when St-Père also
There is a 19 minute song for
the new MYSTERY album, I do not know if it will be 19minute when
it is all mixed but it will be a long one
The main recording for the album took place in Oct: Fafard
recording in London, while D'Virgilio's sessions were all at the
beginning of the month. David finished his vocals for the album on
25 Oct. St-Père said on Facebook on 3 Oct:
DAY 1 Mystery recording
Today 3 songs will be recorded on drums [...] about 30 minutes of music , one of the 3 pieces is a 20 minute long piece that might end up being split into a few songs like we did with Through Different Eye, not sure yet
A Facebook update on 17 Oct from St-Père had more:
Yesterday I went to Benoit’s
house to give him the latest rough mixes from the album [...]
We are super excited about the album, right now we have 57 minutes of Music, I still need to include a small acoustic guitar piece (from which the long 18 minute song is based on) So no matter how we will edit everything, the album will be around this length
So far we have 6 songs, but probably the long 18 minute song will be cut into several parts like we did we Through Different Eyes on One Among the Living.
Drums are all done [...] [Fafard] is already at work in his London UK studio.
A few other musicians will bring their own sound to the project as well, Most of the acoustic guitars have been recorded last week and I think I can keep most of the clean electric guitar parts I recorded for the demo, and will redo all Distorted guitars and a few clean parts once I will receive the bass parts from Antoine.
It is hard to describe the overall sound and mood of the album right now, but it is definitely Mystery sounding. Kind of a sad feeling throughout the album, I would think it is more prog than One Among the Living but I am not the best to judge this I guess.
[...] the album has to be delivered to the label in December and we are right on target right now
In a 16 Nov Facebook update, St-Père said: