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

rosea.grammostola rosea.grammostola at gmail.com
Wed Nov 6 08:35:30 UTC 2013

On 11/05/2013 10:04 PM, Will Godfrey wrote:
> 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 :)
I think you talk about different music... :)


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