This Is Not Cake. (Taken with Instagram at Genesee Center for the Arts & Education)
Spokes and Ink
This Is Not Cake. Low-Fat. But just as good as the real thing. (Taken with Instagram at Boulder Coffee Co. - South Wedge)
The Velvet Elvis tape/CD is finally out. Saw them yesterday at the Record Archive for Record Store Day and bought 2 copies even though I have all of the recording sessions. It’s awesome to see a band spread it’s wings especially when they’ve become good friends. I hadn’t listened to the songs in a month since our last session… I still like the mixes. Usually I put things on and immediately want to change something. Not this time. Raw, filthy, and sludgy.
John McCrea insists it’s always an effort to find the right sounds; “I think that you can use your energy in one of two ways in regard to finding the right sound. You can use a lot of energy trying to describe to another person the sound that you want, or another option is using a certain amount of energy just trying to get the sound yourself. And so both ways you’re expending energy. One, you’re trying to communicate to someone else exactly what it is, and sometimes sounds are fairly ephemeral and hard to pinpoint with words, and so I think we just started having this desire to turn knobs ourselves.”
The Ampex ATR 102 in action.
We mixed down to 1/2” tape and will send those reels off for mastering in February.
Victory! mixing is complete!