The songs on Dream Analog came through over a couple years through the maze and haze of living life.
They popped through to the surface and waved.
There is resonance in nature and resonance in music that is recorded to tape. There is a feeling when you are connected to Nature. In a similar way, when you listen to an analog recording, which means you are listening to sine waves recorded on tape, you are getting more than any artificial environment can manufacture. You are feeling the air. There is air there. The real space is present in the recording.
To me analog means “natural”.
It’s about having a natural connection and connection with the Universal light of resonance so you don’t get lost in the machinations of unconsciousness and stay asleep forever.
With things going the way they seem to be going on the human material plane, the least you can do is continue to Dream Analog. Creativity and loving universal consciousness, the mother consciousness, always finds a way.
These are songs about the path to find out. To discover more about what this reality is and what we can do when we stay in our center with loving kindness.
Executed with sincerity,
emotion and plenty of universal beauty.
A record largely influenced by some of the most notable songwriters of the ’70s, Grace Gravity’s Dream Analog was captured live in a small home studio and recorded, mixed, and mastered analog. Later on, overdubs of horns, keys, percussion, and backing vocals were added with much meticulousness, giving the album a very warm, crisp feeling.
The cautious listen leads with the soft acoustic strumming and sweet vocals from Teri Hitt on “It’s Coming On,” which lays the foundation for the remainder of the album. “Go Ahead And Shine” then follows with a soothing, soft-rock quality as Hitt lets her strong pipes shine. “In The Center” continues with harmonizing backing vocals highlighting the folk rock approach.
The middle of the record offers some of the best tunes, including the reflective “The Long Road,” where brass and piano work together in soulful ways, while “Who U R” picks up the pace with a punchy rock ‘n’ roll feel. “Something New Can Grow,” a standout track, then finds a pretty place to reside as cosmic moments mix with the slow burning introspection.
Deeper in the listen, “Sunny Side Of The Road” moves with light melodies and a breezy formula that’s as timeless as it is memorable, and “Mother Earth” finishes out the listen with some of Hitt’s best vocals, as a dreamy quality enters the very sophisticated landscape.
A record that definitely brings us back to simpler times, Dream Analog and Grace Gravity herself reminds us of all the things we find appealing about Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, or Heart.
During these hectic, often heated times, an album like Dream Analog is the perfect antidote to the chaos with its serene, almost meditative quality that would have been as relevant in the ’60s as it likely will be 20 years from now.
Happy to announce we just released Dream Analog,
a true analog album!
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.
Analog recording allows the feeling in the music to be more completely delivered. WHY?
The recording process is completely different. In Analog recording (to tape) the whole sine wave is recorded.
In digital recording there are samples taken that are then strung together creating square waves. So you’re looking at a difference in the wave form that is created… Sine wave or Square wave.
Analog recording reflects natural harmonic overtones and a warm tonal resonance because it is recording the whole wave form. Digital recordings create square waves instead of sine waves leaving out dimensions you might want to feel and know about. Even if later converted to digital, music initially recorded to tape (analog) fundamentally has more feeling to draw from for the mp3 or wave file.
SO WHY DOES THIS MATTER?
Sound effects us in many ways consciously and unconsciously. It may effect the construct of reality more than we can imagine because we’re in it and can’t really get an outside view. Listen to some music that was recorded analog. Such as any album from the 70’s before DATs (digital audio tape) or look for new music out now that specifically says recorded to tape (analog) or AAA on the sleeve (which means it was A=Recorded analog, A=Mixed Analog and A= Mastered analog). See how it makes you feel? That’s the most important thing.
Human beings respond to analog recordings. Music recorded that way informs us in very specific ways. You’re human (I assume) — go listen to some music that was recorded analog and feel for yourself. You may find you access dimensions in the music that you have not felt before.
There are listening rooms popping up in Los Angeles and other places. They have a lot of these in Japan. These are bars/places you can go to listen to vinyl records. Some of them were probably recorded analog. Go listen and see how you feel.
Recorded, mixed and mastered analog. Mastered for vinyl by Bernie Grundman.
CD Mastered by Brian David Hardin.
Long Live Analog!
© Teri Hitt
Hey Just to let you know —
You can hear the first Two Singles off Dream Analog on bandcamp now! Listen to Whatcha Gonna Do and Who U R
for free there.
Bandcamp is cool way to share music and discover music you never knew existed. Now that is cool!
*Listen to the Singles for free (3x). Check them out won’t you? For Lyrics click here.
Whatcha gonna do when you realize who you are?
More ways to Listen here.