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Franz Ferdinand reveal ‘wild’ new album secrets

Franz Ferdinand have revealed that they have been using some rather unconventional recording methods for the forthcoming new album, which they are currently finishing off in Glasgow with producer Dan Carey.

Frontman Alex Kapranos told BBC Newsbeat that the band had been employing some “wild” recording techniques, which involved guitarist Nick McCarthy climbing into the woodwork of the studio.

Kapranos said: “We have been doing a lot of experimenting in the studio with Dan. He’s made us record the album in a much wilder way than we’re used to.

“We did this thing in the studio called the Doppler Effect which is like when you are on the high street and you hear an ambulance go past and the sound of the siren pitch changes when it passes you.

“We were doing something similar on a track called ‘What She Came For’. We were recording the guitar in this big hall next to our studio and Nick climbed into the ceiling and fed a microphone cable down through the rafters above the guitar speaker.

“Then when we were recording Dan was swinging this microphone above the guitar amp and we got this incredible sound.”

The follow-up to 2005’s ‘You Could Have It So Much Better’ is due out in early 2009.