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.
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.
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.