Today found Brandon Curtis out in Jamaica, Queens mastering the BLK JKS "Mystery" EP for release as a vinyl 10in record. Everybody knows vinyl has a superior sound and a warmer feel compared to digital formats like CDs and mp3s, so it should come as no surprise that the mastering process for vinyl is a bit different than preparing tracks for a CD release. At the studio Brandon worked with a mastering master named Paul Shields and together they
checked levels and twisted a bunch of knobs and slid faders etc etc took this BLK JKS music to some other place entirely.
But we wont go into all that here. Suffice to say that after all this time poring over the music—four amazing songs recorded over 2 days at Electric Lady studios—it was breathtaking to hear them opened up on an analog board and then cut right to acetate plate right there in real time.
Dont want to overbill it but this record is next level.
And it's coming out so very very soon. Release plans to be announced any day now...
29 May 2008
Posted by EQUINOX at 4:26:00 AM