Swedish musician and producer Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY; NIGHTINGALE) published an early UNISOUND-studio guestbook online; it is from 1997 and features for example entries on Katatonia-, Opeth-, Nightingale- and many more recordings which took place during that time.
Now the guestbook is available for the first time to the public, as it was recently digitalized. Many “liner notes” by Dan on the recording process back then were added.
Dan Swanö’s UNISOUND-studio existed for the most part of the 1990s, was closed for some years and reopened in 2005.
About the guestbook, Dan writes:
“In 1994 I introduced the guestbook at Unisound Recordings. It quickly became a hit with the bands that recorded with me. Some members seemed to take their guestbook pages more seriously than their music!
This was an early form of a homepage. Every band knew that the others would look at their page, and often left messages or insults for the others to read when they returned for another recording.
The first guestbook to be made available to world is from 1996/1997. It is a bit more luxurious than the previous one (That will be unleashed later in 2011). Most of the pages have Polaroid photos. The film cost a bloody fortune, but looking back, it was so worth it!