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.

Wewh!  After 2 years of work, we are nearing the end of the recording part of creating the album, Dream Analog.

This week we record background vocals and horns and then off to Northern California to mix in a real cool studio called Laughing Tiger. Brian (producer) will be rolling up  his sleeves and mixing old school in a great studio set up specifically for mixing analog. We will be creating real vinyl records, CDs and cassettes from these recordings.

Thanks for all the support we have received and encouragement to record analog. It is a great sound. So much more organic information is accessed via the analog process!

Here’s some recent photos taken while recording the last couple songs with June Kato, Jim Whelan and Brian D. Hardin. Guest drummer, Paula Montondo, played drums on a new one just added to the album,  Whatcha Gonna Do.

December 21, 2018

The next dimension is very evident for those who can see it. Great News!  The incorporation of this new level into “daily living” is becoming complete. You don’t have to live on the outside of yourself anymore. You were fooled into thinking that was the way. It’s always been an “inside job”. It’s always been an inner journey. Your life is going to expand more and more, but you will be fine. You will be fine letting go of the shore and floating down stream as Carlos Castanada said. For this is a true way of living and navigating this matrix or whatever you want to call it.

You have played small because you perceived it as the path of least resistance. You thought by being small you would be able to get along with others better and not rock the boat. But now, you see that being you is the BEST you can do. It is the only way to be on your true path. That way all the ingredients are there is perfect cosmic harmony for new things, new wonderful things, to happen. New combinations. You must bring your whole beingness into play and not leave yourself out of the equation. You are a beautiful necessary part of it all.

Do a ceremony with yourself and release the old images of yourself given to your by family, friends and even yourself. Release it gently and let the new present itself. The bigger you. The you – you have always been since you arrived.


Photo by Neha Godbole on Unsplash

 Released from the keeper on his negative throne
It was never what your thoughts were thinking
cause they weren’t your own.

You gotta free yourself
you gotta be yourself
you gotta roll off the shackles and
go ahead and shine
roll off the shackles and shine

Do you ever dream of running away
from the wars and the wires and the endless parade?
In your darkest moment
you find you aren’t afraid
You just changed and
nothings gonna be the same

You’ve got a reason to believe


© Teri Hitt – All Rights Reserved.

Just a little update on my new album Dream Analog.

We recorded two more songs live a couple weeks ago. Bass, drums, keyboards, guitar and lead vocal all live to tape. Talk about walking the high wire. If you’ve never done it, it’s something you must experience for yourself. A certain magical synergy is found in those moments where you know you have to get the take as its about 105 degrees in the room you’re in and you just can’t do the song one more time! It’s not a copy and paste situation (as in digital) and so, everyone really must call in the magic. It works.

We have most of the tracks recorded now. James Whelan (Under The Sky) did a couple sessions and added some amazing piano and guitar to several songs. So great!

June Kato has laid down all the bass and Brian D. Hardin all the drums. We just to add a few more keyboard parts, some horns and some background vocals and Dream Analog will manifest in this reality zone!

I’m writing Chapter 2 of the Dream Analog video series so look for that in the next few months. Here’s Chapter 1 if you haven’t seen it.  Good things to come!

Hope you are all moving forward on your amazing creations as well! Remember no matter what is going on in the world around you, deep down you are Whole and Fine.

Video of the concert at The Affair of The Arts Festival!

Thanks to:
Brian D. Hardin
June Kato
Richard Vagner

Cameras:
Barbara Langlois d’Estaintot and
Brian D. Hardin

Additional footage from Videoblocks.com

Sound: Ray

Vibe Control:
Boris Vagner
Jud Kramer

Whole9 Gallery:
Lisa Schultz
Heidi Kalin
Common Ground for Creative People
http://www.thewhole9.com/affairofthearts

… to the mystical rain and everlasting sunshine.

Songs © Teri Hitt All Rights Reserved.

I was inspired to put a take of the first song, It’s Coming On, to some visuals and share it. I hope it gives you a feeling of calmness and strength. This Earth is one beautiful place!  Let’s keep it that way. 🙂