The Plant Studios Records
180 Gram Vinyl Record
Cut by Matthew Lutthans at The Mastering Lab by Acoustic Sounds
Plating and pressing by Quality Record Pressings!
"I want to compliment you on the mastering and pressing for Tim Weed's Light and Dark album. Tim and I are very happy with the sound of the test pressings...I have been recording, mixing, and mastering music since the early '70s, first in LA where I built my first recording studio, Spectrum Studios, Venice Beach in 1973 and in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1988 at my studio The Plant Studios in Sausalito...I have worked with many labels and with many mastering engineers such as Bernie Grundman, Doug Sax...Some of the 'audiophile' labels I worked for were Telarc, Mobile Fidelity, Varese-Sarabande, Wyndham Hill, Pablo, Discovery, Concord Jazz, and a few others...I've been fortunate to work as a recording/mix engineer on many large orchestral works for pop artists such as Prince and Paul McCartney, and also many big band jazz records (Count Basie, Gerald Wilson, Bob Florence) during my career. In all the symphonic works I've recorded, I have never heard an album like Light and Dark and your team did it justice." — Arne Frager, owner of The Plant Studios (http://plantstudios.com/)
"Tim can play everything from hardcore bluegrass to Bach. His original banjo music is grounded in many traditions, including Indian classical and I'm very impressed with his considerable composing skills." — David Grisman
Original classical compositions for 5-string banjo and orchestra recorded with the 82-piece Prague Metropolitan Orchestra.
For Tim Weed, the banjo is a lucid creative conduit, discovering some of his deepest artistic wellsprings by exploring the wilder sonic potential of this oft clichéd instrument.
In Light and Dark, his musical explorations construct a colloquium of dualities; a conversation between the banjo and orchestra, between illumination and shadow, and between expectations and possibilities. As music is all around us in diverse proliferation interwoven into our everyday lives, it is rare when we encounter something that inexplicably moves us to our core. In "Colloquium: Dark & Light" and "Morro Glenn," the banjo leads a symphony orchestra, conjuring feelings which evade imagination and belief. As this music challenges preconceptions around both classical music and the banjo, it appropriately reflects the current conflicted emotional state of our world.
Light and Dark is pressed on 180-gram audiophile vinyl by Quality Record Pressings, makers of the world's finest-sounding LPs, noted for virtually silent playing surfaces and impressive lifelike playback.
|1. Morro Glenn|
|2. Colloquium: Dark & Light|