Milk (w/ coffee) + MyMüsli + Mastering = great start for Dynamic Range Day 2020...
If you love music and/or are an audio nerd like me, you'd better check out Ian Shepherd's webcast tonight, as there will be lots of great sounding music recommendations and this year's award winner! Let's also produce some great sounding records this year!!!
Today, my friends from Burden Of Life release their epic new album "The Makeshift Conqueror" (which I had the honor to produce together with the legendary Christian Kötterl in August last year @SlashZeroStudio) - be sure to grab your copy at Bandcamp or your dealer of choice. You could also stream it, if you're kinda old school...
My friends from Burden Of Life released a new video (filmed by the legendary Tom Eberl) for their epic power ballad "Trust My Own Heart" (featuring Luisa Funkenstein), which drastically shortens the wait for their upcoming album "The Makeshift Conqueror" (which was - guess what - produced here at Slash Zero Records)!
Be sure to check it out and share it with the world!
The first official post here in 2020 will be about my homies from Burden Of Life releasing their new video "Geistesblitz" (from their upcoming album "The Makeshift Conqueror" - which I had the honor to co-produce, record, mix, master, and be a fan of) today!
Be sure to drop them a like, share, and comment!
With this playlist I'll quit 2019 and start the new year. If you are, like me, constantly hunting for new music, check out my TOP5 ALBUMS OF 2019 and hopefully you get inspired...
Happy New Year!!!
1986 - the year I was born, and the year my uncle Robert Porcodio was about my age. He used to play headless-bass (and wear this awesome orange jacket) in this legendary 80s power-ballad-band called Isolation back then. Their legendary debut concept album "Argonaut Journey" sold platinum in Nicaragua and French Overseas Territories. The memorable melange of power ballads, guitar solos, and my uncle's signature hip moves were known to everybody in the key demographic group of 17-49 year olds (in the Bulgarian red army). They also contributed the theme song for Walter Mondale's 1984 presidential campaign. After their song "Love Is Not Real" was not featured in the soundtrack for the movie "Top Gun", the record company stopped the distribution of the legendary album "Isolation VII", which has become a bootlegged underground phenomenon ever since. Isolation was history, and history was forgotten.
Finally Capitolism Records (those guys suck!) re-released "How Does It Feel" from Isolation's 7th album to raise some money... well, at least they did something!
TG Copperfield's known for his incredible guitar work and releasing several albums per year - "Talkin' Shop" being his 7th solo effort, and his 4th album in 2019... more neat facts: we've been working on that album start to finish for exactly ONE WEEK in August...
Now can you outgun that?!
Among many things there are at least two that all Hertrich Bros have in common:
a) they all (obviously) have the same parents and
b) they all have the gift to create fabulous music (as you can see if you scroll down this blog)
This post shall be about Johannes & Gabriel again (a.k.a. Unifono / Attune) and their new (dare I say) Electronic Industrial Pop Rock 7-piece all-star band All Blank, who now released their debut album "A Thousand Views", which I was given the honor to master recently...
Definitely check it out on Spotify and help them reach 500k streams - for they'll then consider to release this piece of art on vinyl...
Yo, check out my homie TG's latest video to "Suckers & Crooks" (filmed by Schtifilms) and make sure you'll catch Air's SICK drum break at around 1:10min. Damn, I never knew that one can be obsessed with a single HiHat sound...
The song will be on his upcoming (7th) album "Talkin' Shop" (produced @ SlashZeroStudio).
I produced, recorded, mixed, mastered, played bass, guitar, rhodes, sitar, hurt my fingers, sang, and made strange sounds, and I had fun doing it.
Air played cajon, bongos, some things that made rattling sounds, melodica, synth, sang and layouted Phil's artwork, who also guitared, drank, and sang on this record. Ah yeah, he also played a banana... (have you seen the 'making of' video?)
You should definitely turn on and tune in, because the trilogy is now complete!
This time my path of work has led me to master an EP by the talented Cocon... The song is called "Wien West" and is featured in its original version, but also contains remixes by Unifono (for whom I recently mastered his "Modal" EP) and Loewe (a.k.a. Jakobin).
Slash Zero Records have the honor to release the latest MASS album "Still Chained" (which contains 13 re-recordings their classics from 1973 - 1987 plus 2 new songs) on vinyl! As I wrote earlier this year, I recorded parts of this ship, and even got to mix and master it.
You can order your copy at their new Bandcamp Store - but be warned: a band that already sold 200k units before will easily sell out the strictly limited run of 500 double-LPs on 180g red translucent vinyl (with etching on side D) in a nice gatefold pretty fast...
Please watch it, like it, share it, save it to your Spotify playlist, and after that, pre-order your copy of the ultra-limited, eco-colored "The Psychoustic Sessions III" 10' vinyl (which we recorded @ Slash Zero Studio over new year last year) at the Radio Haze Bandcamp store.
One of the most legendary crowdfundings ever made: Stahlhelmverbot's "3. Weltkrieg" is 5 years old today. Around 100 people made this special album possible WITHOUT ANY INTERNET ABUSE! It's still a myth to this day how this band could produce such a masterpiece in such a short amount of time (about 3 days in the studio... songwriting included). This was also the last record released on Hate206045 Records before we went "professurnal" and changed our name to Slash Zero Records.
The 5th release this year that I was involved in will be that of acoustic singer/songwriter folk/pop trio Kleine Terz, who visited me at Slash Zero Studio in March and recorded their first magnum opus "Großes Album". After some trouble with their distribution partners, the album is now available at their Facebook page, or at your favorite streaming service of choice...
Founded in 1973, disbanded in 1987, resurrected in 2016 by founding member Günther V. Radny, they re-recorded 13 songs from back in the day plus 2 brand new compositions by the 'new MASS incarnation'. I had the honor to record parts of this ship, and even got to mix and master it.