Recording Notes, the Year-End Compilation


The last several months have been, as the lack of updates testifies, extremely busy. The re-recording of tracks for Honey-Flavored Soap is proceeding nicely, partly because I recently learned a few really important things about reverb and compression. The result of those discoveries will be that the album will sound less like something I recorded in a home studio—clear, punchy and spacious. I love them so much that I’m tempted to post some of the latest mixes, but, as I indicated before, I think I’ll keep them to myself until the album is done…

I spent an inordinate amount of time today listening to a stack of CDs to choose tracks for Treasure, this year’s compilation of songs from my favorite new releases. There were so many that I’m going to follow up on Matthew’s suggestion from last year and make a two-CD compilation. Those of you on the mailing list should be seeing them in late December or early January. The latter date is probably more accurate, since it almost always happens that I hear something that I missed or that blows my mind in mid-December. I don’t see why this year should be any different, or why I should put the thing to bed prematurely. Those of you who won’t receive the compilation in the mail should stay tuned for the album list, which will be posted in the Faves section of this site.