Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Hissing's Most Likely Misting...

Keiji Haino / Loren MazzaCane Connors - Vol. 2

(1997, Menlo Park Recordings 7005 CD/LP, all gone.)





One of the first great successes of Marc Weitz' consistently sterling Menlo Park imprint.

A superb pairing.



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I was tapped to master the album, which was recorded live-to-cassette at New York's sadly scuppered Cooler. In retrospect it sounds rather suffused with hiss, but we didn't have access to the digital scrubs and poultices prevalent today. To be honest, I rather prefer the noise...

Transparency notice: As many of you likely know, I've recorded intermittently for Menlo Park since 1995.

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Keiji Haino - guitar

Loren MazzaCane Connors - guitar

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I. Taken from soundcheck

II. Taken from performance

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Recorded by Bruce Lee Gallanter at The Cooler, NYC, April 11, 1995

Mastered by Tom Smith at The Studio, Miami, June 1996

Released by Menlo Park Recordings 1997

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(64.1 MB, ripped at 320 kbps.)

Get it here.

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Cheers,

TS