180 Gram Vinyl,
Cassettes,
CDs

 

—As luck would have it we found a time machine and over the next year created an Analog Recording Studio in our home. All my previous albums were recorded digitally.When I finally heard my voice played back on tape for the first time, I got tears in my eyes. It was significantly better. I had never heard my voice recorded in a way that could reflect it back so thoroughly. Until then I didn’t know what was missing in the sound. I knew I was on the right track.

Recorded Analog + Mixed Analog + Mastered Analog for 180 Gram Vinyl

Analog recording allows the messages in the songs to be more completely and clearly delivered. It has natural harmonic overtones and a warm tonal resonance. This resonance is missing in digital recordings as the recording process is to take samples and string them together. The space in-between the samples is missing. This creates square waves instead of sine waves leaving out dimensions you might want to feel and know about.

Over the next two years we carefully recorded these beautiful songs to analog tape.

The final lead vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, and drums were recorded live on a 1″ 16 track tape machine using tube and solid state gear. As we recorded live we were able to deeply connect as we played and magic happened. We later added overdubs of keyboard, horns, percussion, and background vocals.

This album is recorded at A=432 Hz tuning instead of the “standard” A=440 Hz. 432 Hz tuning is known as Pythagorean tuning. It is based on perfect 5th ratios. This tuning is in harmony with Nature. To me it feels better.

In September 2019 we headed to Northern California to mix at Laughing Tiger Studio. The following month, mastering legend Bernie Grundman completed the process by adding his mystical final touches.

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Recorded, Produced and Engineered by Brian D. Hardin.
Mastered for Vinyl by Bernie Grundman.
CD and Cassette Mastered by Brian D. Hardin.

Teri Hitt – vocals, acoustic guitar
June Kato – bass
James Whelan – hammond, piano, rhodes
Brian David Hardin – drums, percussion, cloud sounds
Rebecca Stout – background vocals
James – background vocals
+ Mike Cordone and Jesse McGinty – horns, sax, flute
• Matt Crocco – additional piano
** Paula Montondo – additional drums on Whatcha Gonna Do?

Side 1
1 It’s Coming On 2:23
2 Go Ahead and Shine 2:57
3 In The Center 4:12
4 Song of the Satellite+ 2:56
5 Whatcha Gonna Do?** 3:06
6 The Long Road+ 3:06

Side 2
1 Who U R 3:11
2 Nothing To Break That Fall+• 2:46
3 Something New Can Grow 3:36
4 Real Clouds 2:44
5 Sunny Side of the Road 3:50
6 Keep it Together+ 3:23
7 Mother Earth 2:39

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Brian David Hardin.
Recorded at Thunderbird Studios in Culver City. 
Mixed on a SSL console down to 1/2” tape at Laughing Tiger Studio in San Rafael, CA. 
Mastered by Bernie Grundman and Joe Bozzi in Hollywood, CA.
All songs ©2020 Teri Hitt except **©Teri Hitt, June Kato, and Paula Montondo. All Rights Reserved. Chaldea Music [ASCAP]
Made with LOVE in the USA.
Photos: Brian David Hardin | Art/Design: Teri Hitt 
Cover photo is the General Sherman Tree in Sequoias, CA.
(*Psst…She changed her name to Mother Tree)


Available on HQ-180 gram Vinyl, CD and Cassette January 2020.

Long Live Analog!

Brian D. Hardin, Teri Hitt, Ari Rios (owner Laughing Tiger Studios)

We had a great time mixing at Laughing Tiger Studios in San Rafael, CA just North of San Francisco.
Producer, Brian D. Hardin, was in his element mixing on a SSL console. It was great to experience it. The resulting sound, to me, is so much more alive than anything created in the box (computer). The sonic messages come through loud and clear.

 Magic happened.

On our way there we went to the Sequoias to hug some trees and feel their quiet strength. The simple beauty of nature engulfs you and gently reminds you that there is so so much more to life than striving for this or that. Reality is more than meets the eye. We must FEEL to access the higher realms.

The biggest Sequoia  there is named General Sherman but we agreed to call it Mother Tree instead. While there we shot video for one of the songs on the album, Mother Earth.

We also shot video for another song, In The Center, at a river there. The river was a powerful presence that flowed all around me as I stood on some rocks. There were tons of dragonflys about. The sound of rushing water is good for the soul. I was happy I did not fall in!  Ha ha ha 🙂

The album was recorded analog and now is mixed analog. Soon to be mastered for vinyl (and CDs and maybe cassettes. Ya I said cassettes people!…. ha ha ha). Dream Analog will be released January 2020.

My hope is that it will feed you and inspire you to connect within and grow, to create and share your special gifts with the world. We need you. Blessings to you all.

All Grace Gravity subscribers will receive a free pre-release Mp3 of one of the songs from Dream Analog in December! Subscribe if you’d like to receive it!


Sequoias photos by Brian D. Hardin. Studio shot by Erin Tadena.


You do a drug called television
just thought I’d let you know
your best friends not your tv
your ipad or your phone

it may try to break you down
with it’s frequency

If you think it guides you
you really are asleep

It’s the wrong road
wrong time
old paradigm
really not a shame
its slipping down the drain
we’re sorting it out

Sun comes up again
if we divide who wins?
so side step that –

We’re not gonna fall
for the freak show paranoid
we keep it together
oh ooo hooo
keep it together

We keep it together.

© Teri Hitt
All Rights Reserved.


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