That being sad, the control room also will get bigger. This includes the inevitable positioning of our listening monitors along the roll axis in hope for a better listening situation (than before). In the main recording room we will lay some wooden laminate on the floor. We will also take some more care in terms of the overall look and feel of the room, maybe we will even do some painting. All in all the rebuilding will take some weeks if not month so stay tuned until we will return (to the recording business – creating and mixing will never stop).
Re-Release of D-SO classic, some links, some plans
Those who followed the development of our references so far might have noticed the mentioning of a project called Deutsch-SüdOst, or D-SO. Its one and only release “Heimatherz” was remastered in-house around 2010. But you couldn’t actually listen to these praised versions and now you can. We uploaded all the tracks to our Bandcamp site and made them available for free (though donations are welcomed). Composer, creator and producer of “LFO” as of “Heimatherz” is our dear Christian and no other. You might find some of his older friends using the project name for social networking purposes but this re-release is about the music only.
Cover version of Kosheen’s “Pride”, unofficial remix of Gotye’s “Somebody”
We uploaded two more tracks under the CNHN-imprint which are somehow special. First we have a stomping, guitar- and breaks-heavy version of Kosheen’s song “Pride” which used to be widely known more than a decade ago (the original that is). The new basic track had a life of it’s own before turning into cover version – it just sounded alike in the end and so the vocal lines were consequently put on top. Second we’re not ashamed of pushing out another remix of the ubiquitary “Somebody that I used to know” by Gotye. That’s because Christian simply liked the song before he even recognized it’s hype (actually he didn’t recognize it that much at all). So he added a beat and a bass to taste and we hope you like it that way.
New track “Shame”, a little networking, and some gear
During the past days we abused “LFO” as in a field experiment on publishing music. For that we entered some more networks and uploaded our stuff. First we went to Last.fm but we’re not quite sure if we really like it (or is it just the advertise-heavy look). Second we tried Music Alley, a place where you can make your music available for podcasters under Creative Common licenses. Last we refreshed our MUSIC please profile as well as SoundCloud while also adding a new track called “Shame” to our playlist (on the right side).
As promised You & Me, Jacob Korn’s first full-length album for Uncanny Valley is out as of today and it feels really good to be a part of this. Although full of collaborations recorded on different locations throughout the years the album sounds coherent enough to my ears. Another reason for that could be Stefan Betke’s mastering as well as Jacob’s own mixing process in his studio. In the end there is a really clubby feeling to it. So let’s hope it reaches as many dancefloors as possible.
The Cold View & Searching for colleagues to join forces (meaning: to rent a room)
Digital Funeral Drone Doom project The Cold View asked for mixing and mastering from the block, so we did that in analog manner, cranking it all up. And maybe one day you will hear what it sounds like, meanwhile TCV is searching for a label … Please help’em out. As we help out others: New stuff to record, mix and master is on the way, different parties involved, and even some old friends will drop by again?
I just call to say that there is really nothing more to do than to announce quite a lot of new songs to be uploaded by the end of this month. Among those there are some recordings we did with bands we know you don’t know but are still super good. Some tracks we did ourselves (okay, Christian did). So because I’m lazy you’ll get more information next time. Ah, I forgot, we added a small price list to our Services page.
Name dropping and shit, self referencing, looking for bands
Repeatedly we went down in the studio with the guys from Brothers In Love – be they Michael Nadjé & Ricardo Esposito or Joshua Ford & Max K. – to get their stuff mixed on analog gear. First thing we did this month was a remix of Philipp Boston’s “Serious Disco” to be released on White The Label anytime soon. Next we had Nadjé’s & Esposito’s “Sorry” remixed, but by the latter mentioned gentlemen (and blockstudio’s own humble personnel), all for the BIL 002 EP. In this context I’d like to announce the announcement of the release of BIL 001 on facebook dynamically quoting our site, which quotation we link as such right here. Let’s see what’s happening!