I had never recorded a whole album to tape before.
(2018-2019) When I heard my voice played back off the Tascam tape machine the first time, I got tears in my eyes. Something had always been missing in my previous (all digital) recordings. It always felt like what I was putting out was never quite relayed back to me with digital. All the feeling was not there. When I heard the song played back on tape, it was like finding something I had lost as a child and realizing that I had totally forgotten that I had even lost it.
— From the forth coming Documentary, The Making of Dream Analog. Release Date: Winter 2022
The first copy of Dream Analog sold at Canterbury Records last week.
Check out this very cool record store if/when you are in the Pasadena, CA area. They probably have what you are looking for. https://canterburyrecords.com/
805 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, California 91101 USA
We shot a bunch of video and photos during the process of making this all analog record. It was 4 years in the making all and all. I’ve been editing a short documentary about the process of making Dream Analog.
Recording Analog is quite different from the process of digital recording. I think it’s important to preserve analog recording processes for future generations. I hope more musicians will get to hear their music recorded analog and realize the “extra” benefits of recording this way.
Editing this is a high jump for me (to say the least) but I’m slowly putting it together. It will be released later this year.
Wishing you all the best in these strange and revealing times. Take good care of yourself. Lift yourself up through the chaos to a better perspective, a happier, more at peace state of being. That’s where you belong.
This album is a collection of songs about waking up to yourself and what happens after you step into a new series of perceptions that change your life forever. Many of us have been realizing for sometime that the mundane physical reality is not all there is. There is much much more to the picture here on Earth. There are multi-dimensional aspects to life that can’t always be put into words. I hope that these songs will assist you on your own path of self discovery through these very strange times.
There is a certain essence that is retained in recording analog (to tape). It feels and sounds more earthy to me, more holistic. Even the digital files that were created after the music was mixed on analog equipment still sound better to me than if the music was initially recorded digitally. There’s just more there.
I hope you will get a chance to hear the record and feel it.