Looks like Friday the 19th is the day we mail out LPs to Kickstart supporters and for those who have ordered from the website.
All Kickstarters have been emailed a code to get the lossless WAV and MP3 versions for their enjoyment. Codes are available for everyone else in the WAV/MP3 download on the website.
If you just want the MP3, you can always take advantage of the iTunes downloads.
here is a short video of the Finebilt press at the Burlington Record Plant.
This particular machine is as close as most get to a manual press and can be slow going. Most agree that this is also a fantastic machine that produce a high quality product.
Final pressing is being scheduled now for the start of August!
Gatefolds and inner sleeves stacked up on a pallet in the driveway
The packing will be done in the next few days and we have the pressing scheduled in the pipeline.
the test pressings are making their way among the players and artwork is going through proofing
This is exciting in a way I am not really prepared to describe. These are the test pressings that are headed for my turntable right now.
The test pressings are ready for review. The double lp is scheduled to be a 24pt gatefold, with liner notes and printed sleeves. The artwork is coming together and we should have the labels ready for the hand press at Burlington Record Plant for next week.
This was my first live mastering session. Can't say as I learned a ton about the technical challenges and principles by attending. What I did come away with is a strong impression on how musical and dynamic it is and what a strong imprint a mastering technician can have on a project.
What I did not know is that you get to crank it up, and that was really the first time I heard this stuff at those levels, very interesting.
Can't wait to hear the proofs, but I am already certain this project is better for it, and very confident the lacquers will be optimal and ready for plating shortly in NJ, then back to VT for stamping. Looking forward to the acetate, my first.
Cheers to Mr Gold for his focus and attention and strong work ethic during the near 7 hour session. Salt Mastering
track timing and uncompressed files on the way to Greenpoint in Brooklyn right now. Headed to Flatbush to camp out prior to the mastering session on Monday.
the final sequencing is done and we are going ahead with mastering the sound, master lacquers and the dubplate at Salt, then off to NJ for metal plating then back home to Vermont for stamping on the Finebilt at the Burlington Record Plant
Final Track list in no particular order
Bird on the Sea
And the Godz
All the Kids
The Sun Comes Up
So They Say
Pick Up Your Clothes
Notes to Future Self
Make It Work
Lead Me to Your Love
The Great Forgetter
Black Blue and White
The final mixing is done and I couldn't be more pleased and happy to call all these musicians my friends and cohorts on this recording.
The New Siberians are
Final mix meeting set for the 14th! Time to set this sucker in stone
The New Siberians flash back series
"Powder" live on WRUV 2007 with Chris Clark on banjo
After a fiery response to kicking in on this project, ( a bit red faced ) the story here seems to have run pretty thin. This will change shortly.
Six months of chipping away at the stone have produced 19 mixed songs. This puts us just a couple steps away from mastering.