***While we have reached our minimum goal, we are still taking pre-orders. While the $1,200 you have helped us raise so far has made this record possible, your continued support is greatly appreciated.***
In July 2010, Grandfather is going to Chicago, IL to record their debut LP with engineer Steve Albini (Nirvana, Pixies) at his studio Electrical Audio.
Famed for his devotion to analog recording methods, Albini’s rigorous, discerning, and maniac fixation on unencumbered sound is precisely what Grandfather seeks out.
There will be no ProTools. No reliance on digital manipulation. No overdubs or other unnecessary obstacles that create unwanted space between the performance and the recording; the listener and the music.
We will be recording directly onto 2" tape through all analog recording gear – much of which is exclusive to Electrical Audio. The benefits of this process are tremendous, not only for pure sonic quality, but for the integrity of the performances.
We feel there is something truly special about a band recording onto tape; with its limited tracks and inimitable warmth. We feel that this unfiltered quality has been lost in the age of modern recording.
As you can imagine, there are tremendous costs associated with this recording process and to date we have sold almost all of our home recording gear to make this happen. We have saved any money possible to pay our way to Chicago and to book time with the best engineer and studio we could find. However, there is one last thing that will make this entire endeavor completely and utterly complete: we need to print a limited run of Vinyl records so that there is a true analog record of our music.
To anyone who is as frustrated as we are with digital recordings, please offer your support to help us make this vinyl run happen. This is the only way to guarantee a pure listening experience, for which we are already going through tremendous labor to document.
If we can raise enough money, we will be able to print up a limited run of 300 vinyl records. While we will also issue the record digital and on CD, we hope to at least provide a select few, an all analog listening experience.
No donation is too small – every single dollar will help us reach our goal. We are confident in this music and absolutely focused on providing the best possible document of our work.
We sincerely appreciate ANY donations, kind words or other forms of support.
Thank you for all your assistance!
Joshua Hoffman, Michael Kirsch, Jon Silverman
Project location: New York, NY
Pledge Goal: $1,200
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