Hey Splatt, how about that new album?

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  1. eflatminor

    eflatminor Member

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    David Torn fan here anxious to pick up the latest recording, which I thought was scheduled for January.

    Any updates? Where to get?
     
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    Ah! May...got it, thanks.
     
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    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    thanks for asking!

    "only sky" / ECM #2433
    May 5th 2015, worldwide

    the gigs will be posted over here, and over here & on my 2x FaceBook pages.
     
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    Looking forward...
     
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    Since it's being released on Cinco de Mayo, what do you recommend as a drink to accompany one's first listen?
     
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    Looking forward to this.

    :beer
     
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    Very cool. Going to look for it on Amazon now... pre-order time, if it's there already!

    [Edit: not there yet.]
     
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    Can't wait! Vinyl would be wonderful :drool
     
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    Oh heck yea it would! I'll get it either way, but I just love new recordings on freshly pressed vinyl. There's a few out there that do it...Tom Waits comes to mind.
     
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    As Neil Young has pointed out, most recordings today are digital, so even if it's converted to analog and pressed on vinyl, you're still basically listening to digital. Does David still record and mix on analog tape?
     
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    Don't know about the latter, but you're right about most recordings...and as a vinyl lover, I'm okay with that. But there are exceptions...I believe some of Wait's recent pressings are 100% analog. Recorded to 2 inch tape, mastered to 1/2 inch, pressed to vinyl. Pretty cool in our digital world I think.
     
  14. splatt

    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    i wish!
    ECM won't print vinyl (again), so far.....

    in any case, i've considered printing something to vinyl, myself, later..... maybe select tracks from my personal "fuzz-files";
    maybe something else.
    hmmm.
     
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    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    yes, true, but.....
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    me?
    like nearly everyone else these days:
    i primarily record to digital, most often using analog mics, sometimes employing analog mixing consoles & specifically chosen outboard gear.

    but, to be fair to audio, itself:
    re-mixing/re-printing new digital recordings to analog and then mastering to vinyl are really their very own processes:
    they are processes (which require great skills & great ears), not pre-automated, lightning-bolt events.

    indeed, the very point is that they each can impart their very own (humanly-manipulable), very palpable sound colors, tones & feel.
    so.....
    it is not a throwaway idea, imo, after all, on the sonically-creative tip; it should be a beautiful alternative, when done.
    imo!
     
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    Very interesting insights. Thanks! I think too often people view analog vs. digital as a matter of just choosing sides -- one is great and the other sucks, so why would you want to mix them? But as you indicate, they both contribute their own flavors depending on how and at what points in the overall process you use them.
     
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    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    ya know, craig..... here's a weird one, from the "crossover" days.

    among many others, (hector castillo &) i recorded kaki king's record "legs to make us longer" digitally, but using a plethora of great analog gear:
    neve console, all kinds of high-end (often vintage) analog mic-pre's, compressors & EQ's, etc.

    we mixed from our digital source, ProTools, feeding a SSL analog console and further high-end (often vintage) analog AND very high-end digital gear;
    we printed to ProTools, and we printed to 1/2"-tape.

    we brought the tape-mixes and the digital-mixes to greg calbi mastering;
    if i remember correctly --- of course i think i do --- we mastered from the tape mixes..... after they were digitised, by unanimous choice.

    every project and every set(s) of ears are different, of course!
     
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    Here's a teaser: the album is fabulous, amazing, truly deep stuff, which I'm VERY lucky and grateful to have been able to hear already. I'm really delighted that this material is getting documented and released!
     
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