[LAU] Out Now: The Magnetophon Sessions, by Munk!

Will Godfrey willgodfrey at musically.me.uk
Tue Nov 5 21:04:58 UTC 2013

On Mon, 28 Oct 2013 09:53:22 +0100
"rosea.grammostola" <rosea.grammostola at gmail.com> wrote:

> Munk!, a jazz/ska/funk band from Groningen, The Netherlands, has 
> released an album made with free software, The Magnetophon Sessions.
> During the hot part of summer 2013, Munk! stayed at the cultural 
> freezone Landbouwbelang in Maastricht (The Netherlands) for a week and 
> recorded seven new tracks in the unique and inspiring studio 
> Magnetophon. During the recordings we played with the whole band at 
> once, to get the most musical results. All tracks are 
> one-take-recordings, no edits where made when mixing the album.
> The Magnetophon Sessions is produced with opensource and free software 
> on GNU/Linux.
> Most notably: Ardour2 for recording and mixing, LADSPA plugins for 
> mixing, Gimp for graphics, Lives for video art.
> Recorded & mixed by Bart Brouns at Studio Magnetophon Maastricht 
> www.magnetophon.nl <http://www.magnetophon.nl>
> Video clip Off The Chart:
> http://www.munk050.com/
> The Magnetophon Sessions, music & artwork:
> http://www.munk050.com/music/
> Our advise on price for the digital download would be in the range of 5 
> -- 10 euro, but there's no minimum or maximum, so feel free, thanks for 
> your support!
> Munk!

Enjoyed the music, but got the feeling that the vocals were too far back in the
mix. Also 'top end' seems weak - probably due to the mic placing etc.
Interesting venue, and i would think quite inspiring. I get the feeling that in
'Sunguruba' everyone was just totally chilled and having fun - possibly with
liquid assistance :)

Will J Godfrey
Say you have a poem and I have a tune.
Exchange them and we can both have a poem, a tune, and a song.

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