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OPTICS AND AUDIO...

Collected my prescription spectacles from the options today. Not sure how much of an improvement they're making to my poor eyesight, but I think there is a touch more clarity in terms of the distance vision ones. Need to persevere and see what transpires.


Have been trying to assemble more albums to CDR so that they can be taken to Fairview for mastering. Still concerned that they're not quite as 'fulsome' sounding once they're copied to CDR but, as Fairview's DAT machine no longer is reliable, I have no option but to transfer the tracks from my DAT mixes to CDR so that they can then be copied to Fairview's mastering software. This stuff is never simple.


One of the albums I've just now assembled onto CDR is titled 'STUDIO CADET. ' 95% of this album's tracks were recorded in 2016 and it has, astonishingly, languished unreleased in my archives since then. It came as a surprise and a revelation to discover tonight that it sounds, (if I may say so,) very good indeed. An absolute gem! Originally a 12 track album, I've added a couple of more recent pieces to bring the track count up to 14. I can only describe this album as 'little movies in sound.'


I'm tempted to make this my next release, (after 'Stand By:Light Coming' and 'The Last Lamplighter'), or at least a simultaneous release with November's 'Old Haunts' album. But there are several other albums, in different styles, awaiting release too. Dealing with them all, especially in terms of mastering and creating their artwork, is a fundamentally time consuming task. Frustrating, as ideas flow faster than machines. Unfortunately, reality hampers and hinders the flow, so I'm forced to accept the slow time scale, though I wish it were otherwise.


Nevertheless, there's some sort of progress in preparing many of these recordings for the next process in their evolution to the outside world.


Meanwhile, here's the final running order of 'STUDIO CADET.'


1: 'A SPLENDID VIEW.'

2: 'PHANTOM ISLAND.'

3: 'CRYSTAL SPRINGS.'

4: 'BARELY THERE.'

5: 'THE ECTSTATIC TRANSFIGURATION OF THE GREAT NORTHERN TWANG MAGUS.'

6: 'AN INTERVAL.'

7: 'DANCE OF THE ANTI-GRAVITY ENTHUSIASTS.'

8: 'DEEP SKY.'

9: 'SPACE AGE DREAMER.'

10: 'SLOW SMOULDER'

11: 'SUNGLASSES AFTER DARK.'

12: 'MY GIDDY LEVITATION.'

13: 'I SAW YOU IN A SAILPLANE.'

14: 'NIGHT BOATS PASS BENEATH THE STARS.'


A flyer for 'The Jewel' album, another one awaiting a release...








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