You should see the yellow oxalis blooming in my yard. It's lush! You'd never know we have another week until spring officially begins. Remember, I'm still relatively new to the Bay Area. Here's what I've been up to this winter:
One of my favorite things about being a mastering engineer is that, day to day, I get to work on lots of different styles and genres of music. I've recently mastered projects that fall under the vast, sometimes overlapping umbrellas of metal, world, pop, rock, singer/songwriter, dance, bluegrass, bluegrass covers of Radiohead songs, unclassifiable... Check 'em out!
First up, a pair of new releases from the Bottom Line Archive series: Ralph Stanley performing at the Bottom Line in 2002, charming as ever and riding high on the O Brother Where Art Though? folk and bluegrass resurgence. The album closer, Amazing Grace, will bring you to tears. And a double disc of Jack Bruce & Friends, tearing it up live in 1980. Those friends, by the way, are Billy Cobham, Clem Clempson & David Sancious.
I mastered the latest release by Turkish metal band Gökböri, entitled Erlik. This is my third record with them, and they keep getting better! I'm especially fond of the title track.
Philadelphia's Man About a Horse put together this brilliant and timely bluegrass cover of Radiohead's Electioneering. I'm mastering their full length album in the next few weeks, so keep an eye/ear out for more from them too.
Happy spring! Off to make more music...