Sarah from MusicProductionSchools.net shared this really well-designed and thought provoking information graphic about the current state of the music industry:
Created by: MusicProductionSchools.net
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See the full lineup here: http://rocknrollresort.com/v2/entertainment/artistbios/
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I love the way Lauren incorporates in to her post the words of the monologue from American Beauty that we sampled in our song of the same name. Very clever!
CD BABY (digital and physical)
AMAZON (digital only)
Listen to new, specially selected tracks from the album each week here! http://soundcloud.com/psylab
Thank you to “Green” DJs Shwilly B and Jeff Mission for hosting Psylab and Blue Boy Productions last night on their WZBC radio show.
We had a blast sharing our new tracks and talking about the making of our first studio album.
I will post up some links to download the radio show later!
This Friday! Psylab’s debut studio album, Cardinal Alignment, will be available for purchase at our CD release party with Blue Boy Productions, Professor Pious, and Wobblesauce. Doors open at 8pm with Wobblesauce kicking things off at 8:30.
Buy your tickets in advance, this one is likely to sell out.
Get your tickets here, or buy them at the Middle East Box Office, 472 Massachusetts Ave, Central Square, Cambridge.
Additional CD release parties are planned for April 1st in Southbridge, MA and April 22nd in Portland, ME.
See you on the dancefloor!
Psylab is happy to announce the availability of a very special live album. On Halloween 2009 we played a show at Alex Grey’s Chapel of Sacred Mirrors art sanctuary. In thanks for all the times that the Grey’s have hosted Psylab at their parties and events we wanted to give something back. All the proceeds from the sale of this live album will be donated to the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors.
You can purchase a digital download of the album on our bandcamp website. We are also doing a limited run of 300 CD-Rs for sale at our shows and at the CoSM gift shop.
Yesterday we recorded some of our more familiar tracks that you may have heard out live. Today we delved in to our new material, prepared specifically for this album release. All the tracks are based of this summer’s rare configuration of the planets, called the Cardinal Alignment. The Cardinal Alignment is a significant cosmic event due the high number of planets occupying the astrological “Cardinal” signs of Libra, Capricorn, Cancer, and Aries. This event, which has been unfolding since spring, is recognized as a major influence towards personal, societal, and planetary, growth. The last time this astrological configuration took place was over 4,000 years ago.
In our tracks, we’ve based each song not only off the major planetary players in this alignment, but also the signs in which they currently occupy. Based off the work of Hans Cousto‘s “Cosmic Octive”, we’ve been able to assign a BPM and key to each planet, in addition to adding the melodic essence of each planet’s current astrological influence.
Greetings from beautiful Athens, Vermont! We are most lucky to have found this great spot to lay down the tracks to our first studio album.
After a 9am load-in and set up, we got up and running and had our first rough run-through of American Beauty before lunch.
Below are some pictures of our setup in the studio. Each person is baffled off a bit, but not total isolation.
The drums are being sent out to four speakers. So the kick drum, snare, hi-hats, and then all the other sounds each get a speaker. We are also recording the direct line outputs of the drum sampler in case we want a blend of mic’d speaker and totally direct/dry drum sounds.
Eartha is rocking all her synths direct to the mixer and will overdub some spacey embellishments as well.
Joe is recording both direct and mic’d speaker cabinet.
Vizzie is recording direct out with his laptop samples in Ableton Live, as well as his Monotron which gets some effect in Live.
We are recording through a killer old skool Neve 70s console in to Pro Tools HD. Pete Weiss is at the faders.
Custom-made drum sampler software that’s tuned for live performance. Using a third-party plug-in for Max, I was able to make a feature that would play samples in whichever key is set in the menu. This allows Steve to play his melodic drum pads with confidence knowing that they will more or less be in key with what we are playing (so long as DrumLab is set to the proper key).