Here it is!
If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll be all-too-familiar with ‘it’ – the first of two duo albums with Trip Wamsley. I blogged about them here, and at the time thought they’d both be EPs. Well, I’m not sure about Trip’s release, but this one has grown into a full album – all 42 glorious minutes of it.
It’s called Slow Food – I’ll be blogging more about why over the next day or so, but there’s a short explanation on the bandcamp page. Trip has been a favourite musician of mine for a LONG time, and a friend for over a decade. It’s a real treat to finally get something recorded of the two of us playing together. And there’s more to come!
It’s also – crucially – my first album to be released in 24bit – that’s ‘better than CD quality’ - Bit depth is the bit of the digitization equation that deals with dynamic range – it means that each sample is made up of more bits, more data to define what’s happening at that time. It’s the one that I can ‘hear’ better than the sample rate (the 44.1khz bit in the CD spec) – so I’ve uploaded all the tracks to Bandcamp at 44.1k/24bit. Are you going to hear it and know it’s 24bit? Clearly not, because you don’t have a comparison file. But you will hear the awesome, all the more clearly because of it. Trust me.
So, enjoy – as always, it’s priced at ‘Pay What You Think It’s Worth’ – even though it’s a high-res download. A lot of places seem to charge loads more even for normal FLAC lossless files. That’s just not how we do things round here.
You’re a grown-up, you know what these things are worth to you, and can pay accordingly. If you’re completely skint, pay nothing. If you’re minted, love it and want to help smooth the process of more records like it coming into existence, feel free to go nutz…