The music of Warren Mendonsa Blackstratblues

The New Album

December 15th, 2009, 4:18 pm

Okay, it’s finally done. after much deliberation and procrastination, as is the norm.

This album was actually great fun to put together, the recordings went by quickly enough. I was really lucky on a couple of counts: Janek Croydon of Hill Street Studios very kindly let me use the facility during downtime. This was really a blessing as you can imagine. I also had the contributions of Cole Goodley, Johnny Barker, Jared Kahi and Emma Walter. I’ve realised over the years that I work best in collaboration with other people, and having these guys around just added so much more depth to the album.

The mixing process on the other hand… tell you the truth, I’m still not 100% happy with them. At some point though, I have to let go of all the tweaking and fiddling and just let you guys listen to it : ) The mastering, (which is probably the most crucial process in the chain) was a DIY job. Since I’m no mastering engineer, I’d like to have it mastered professionally whenever budgets allow for this; and to have a physical CD release for sale.

In the meanwhile, as usual the album’s up for free download and all donations are greatly appreciated. Enjoy!