It’s been almost a year since I dropped my album and it has been very quiet here. And there has been a reason. Although the preview tracks of the final mix sounded good here in the studio, the actual release — most especially the releases on streaming services other than iTunes — are very disappointing. They are dead, muted, and lack any appreciable dynamics. Not at all like the finals I have here in the studio. After consulting with several Mastering houses and engineers I’ve decided that the entire project needs to be re-mastered. I’m taking some time to tweak the mixes but hope to re-release TOOWK right around its anniversary. At least that’s the plan. As always, stay tuned.
Genre-spanning Indie rock that tells stories of love, loss, life and the beginning of the apocalypse…
Available on all the major streaming outlets including Spotify
And iTunes – Mastered for iTunes
The tracks are in the hands of Justin at Mystery Room Mastering. We’ve bounced them back-and-forth as I fix mix issues and we grapple with mastering EQ. Right now it’s looking as though we’ll be releasing this thing next week.
Thanks to the hard work and patient perseverance of the lovely Beverly Bond the backing vocal tracks are complete. The editing and mixing process is mostly done. With a little luck I can get the final percussion parts tracked this week, wrap-up mixing and get this project off to Mastering early next week.
So, I’ve been working diligently (that’s a relative term, BTW) to drive this project to its end. The arduous mixing/editing process is well along and I’m looking forward to recording female backing vocals for a few of the tracks within the next week or so. That is the last major step before we put a fork in this thing and send it off to mastering. If things go as planned (does that EVER happen?), the 14-track The Only One Who Knows release will be out next month. Fingers crossed…
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