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Record/Vinyl + Digital Album
Spirits Drifted was meant to heard on vinyl. It was recorded analog, mixed analog, and was mastered analog for vinyl, directly from the 1/2” master tapes. We pressed it on 180g, cream colored virgin vinyl at 45 rotations per minute for the highest audio quality. When you drop the needle on this record you are hearing music that has never been turned into ones and zeroes. The Deluxe Vinyl Edition is limited to 1000 copies.
Includes unlimited streaming of Spirits Drifted
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Spirits Drifted started many years ago as an obsession with the idea of buying old records and hearing music that has never been digitized. Analog sound, all the way from the source to my record player. Out of that (and the epic Recording the Beatles book by Kevin Ryan and Brian Kehew) grew the desire try working experimentally in the analog realm, to experience the challenges that my musical forefathers had faced in the pursuit of new sounds. Kind of like the desire to experience growing your own food in the era of the supermarket, I wanted to see how staying in the analog realm would shape not only the results, but my appreciation for them.
This EP is also a collaboration with musician/visual artist/savant Austin Willis. It's largely built around our performances together, his words, and his voice. This record is not about achieving some sort of retro aesthetic. It's really about pushing the limits of a certain set of constraints, pushing the boundaries of a particular set of tools. And also having a lot of fun in the process.
released January 5, 2016
Words by Austin Willis
Music by Austin Willis and Dan Phelps
Recorded and Mixed by Martin Woodlee @ The Sonic Temple
Mastered by Robert Hadley @ The Mastering Lab
Design by 51 Eggs