A review written by the very talented Michael Diamond.
Tune in to CKUW “Shades of Classics” on August 7 from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (CDT) to hear 23 minutes of music from 2002. We’ll also talk a little about the inspiration behind each song. 🙂 http://ckuw.ca/
Does it ever end? During the production of this album, so many bizarre things happened. The heart of the studio (Sony DMX R100) blew up, losing us months and lots of $$$$. My father passed away… nuf said. Then we were finally back on track and some guy severed the fiber optic trunk to our area on THE DAY we were to download the mastered files. And then there’s yesterday – yep, the day I was to at long last after over a year of hard work, pick up the CDs from the plant, and… you guessed it. Something weird happened. Something that had NEVER happened in the 18 years we have done business with this duplicator. The delivery truck DISAPPEARED for 24 hours and no one knew why. It showed up today and we shipped out over 400 CDs to people that we hope are not annoyed. But Randy still had a happy birthday today. So did Damayanti.
After an arduous year, the new album is finally finished. Of course, it did not go to the finish line easily. Right as the mastering engineer had the files ready, SOMEONE severed the fiber optic trunk for this area. No internet. No FTP. No master. Unwilling to accept this fate (after all we have been through this year), I shoved my laptop into its case and hunted for an open network. After several failed attempts, I found a WiFi at a local Starbucks. After 2 agonizingly slow hours at about 30 kbps, the masters were safe on my laptop. Off to the plant in the morning and Heaven help us the CDs will be ready mid-April.
I have often been asked which album is my favorite. I have always responded that choosing one would be like favoring one child over another – impossible. But truly I have to say I am extremely happy with this new album. It’s special. I’ll never tire of listening to it and remembering how much fun we had making it happen (against so many odds). Plus for the first time our little girl was part of it. She is only 7 and has such an angelic voice. You’ll be hearing more from her in the future for sure!
We spent a few days in Denver in June at INATS (International New Age Trade Show) and COVR Awards banquet. We really enjoyed hanging out with the folks from Music Design and other musicians. Here is a photo album: PHOTOS
We have reclaimed our titles from our former record label. They have new packaging and are all available at Amazon. I really love the new artwork for Deep Still Blue Here it is at Amazon