"Hello, We have just finished our first recording session for the new album... We lost it in Chateaux Miraval hanging around the ghosts of the Knights Templar (apparantly Jesus' ex-girlfriend was hanging around these parts once). too much talk about the pending oil crisis caused us to stock up on fire wood and ponder the aftermath - a clean water supply will be essential. Miraval offered this and more which only fanned the flames of paranoia (for more paranoia check www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net/). We have recorded a fair bit but still have a long way to go. The drunken military marching band will definitely make it, the 33 randomised guitar overdubs on the church of sub genius and the cycling endlessly key-changing inferno have high chance of making it, but the freecycle.org flange bass does not have a promising future! We also think we may have approached a world record for the most anal guitar sound involving an arp synth, some antique Doctor Who synth, a handful of wammys, a museum worthy vox, and something Kraftwork invented. Dom's little redrum has caused a scene, hopefully it's on the mend, too much mouse clicking during frantic ebay sessions bidding for the good old days has taken it's toll. Anyway, we all feel this is gonna be something special. We're off now to the big lights to cash in on the last few breaths of a crumbling empire and will probably play scenes from sex in the city backwards through a big muff. Kind Regards, Matt"
According the "Studio Miraval" (see previous entry), MUSE recorded there during August and September. They left last week and continue their sessions in a studio in New York.
"FX Rentals reports that it is servicing a number of major recording projects at present, while continuing its ongoing relationship with US producer Rich Costey, who' is working on Muse's new album at Studio Miraval in the South of France."
Studio MIRAVAL is set in the ground of an imposing 17th century provencal chateau and surrounded by 300 hectares of rolling hills, pine woods and lush Provence vineyards. Its relaxed environment has inspired the World's most respected recording talents since 1977.
It is a perfect place to combine artistic creativity with relaxation. Accommodation for up to 15 people is available. During the meals, you can savour the flavour of genuine Provence style gourmet cuisine along with the delights of the estate. During rest time, artists can use the games-room (pool, soccer-table, ping-pong table, video games...), the swimming-pool and the TV room. [...]
"Time is running out" is used as soundtrack on the trailer of the movie "Running scared" : http://www.apple.com/trailers/newline/running_scared/