When the production of this album started for good in December 2013, Eclectic Blah had already ended more than nine years ago, so this was an interesting thing: working on material from a different era so to speak. Still, it wasn’t that the material back then got recorded and then stored away in the vault, […]Read more "The Eclectic Blah Album – A Producer’s View"
Thomas DiMuzio, chief mastering engineer at gench, talks about mastering the Eclectic Blah album – the challenges, the process employed, and of course adds some gear porn!Read more "Eclectic Blah: On Mastering"
(…continued from Part I) The Last Days of Veedolkeller When petrol company Veedol decided to tear down their building in the Harras region of München, the remaining tenants decided to use the occasion for a few weeks of party and concerts – paving the way for this concert. With Erik on vacation, the resulting lineup […]Read more "The Eclectic Blah Album – Track by Track (Part II)"
Introduction Contrary to most “track by track” description, this document is not sorted and group by the tracks, but by the concerts these tracks came from, and for a simple reason: those different sources are in fact very different, musically, sonically, and of course with regard to the lineup. With recordings drawn from a period […]Read more "The Eclectic Blah Album – Track by Track (Part I)"
It’s here! The Eclectic Blah album has been released. Listen to some fifty-odd minutes where a changing lineup of creative spirits prove that hardcore improvisation does not necessarily mean noodling, and that unrehearsed stuff can lead to stunning performances. For two weeks, this is also pay-what-you-want including free!Read more "Eclectic Blah – The Album is here!"
Just after confirming the release date, an issue popped up – luckly, there was a solution.Read more "Eclectic Blah – short news between P7 and P8 milestones"
Nearly a decade after Eclectic Blah was disbanded, the album is to be released Sunday 23.2.14 on bandcamp. Taken from various concerts, this brings together the best (and possibly most accessible) from Eclectic Blah’s mission statement: everything must be radically freely improvised, and everything must be danceable.Read more "Eclectic Blah – Album Release Announcement"
The fancy BPMN chart has been expanded for some collapsed subgroups – and today, we passed P5.2!Read more "Eclectic Blah – another milestone"
Mastering has been outsourced! Read how I came to make this decision to employ DiMuzio’s services.Read more "Eclectic Blah – The Mastering Decision"
Yesterday, I had to officially accept that the happy Status 5 was approved a little early. Interestingly, this was not an issue with the Edit&Mix results, nor was it with the Layout lane (which is swimming along nicely and in perfect schedule sync), but the mastering part. This process thing requires that for milestone 5, […]Read more "Quality Gates (and Eclectic Blah)"