Here is another Lava track. Perfect train or driving music, perhaps. Would go well with a travel video…
I have always really enjoyed Eric Schermerhorn’s Wah-Wah playing on this one.
Download the 24/48 FLAC here.
The 320kbps mp3 can be downloaded here.
In case you are new to this site, and haven’t read my earlier posts on HD audio, here is a reminder:
Unless you are using an external DAC (((Digital-to-Analog-Converter))), your computer will play back the FLAC, but will dither and downsample to 16/44.1kHz. There are several free apps that play back FLAC (free lossless audio codec), e.g. Songbird, which is open source and available for Mac, Windows and Linux operating systems, and VLC. You can also use one of these free apps to convert the FLAC file to an .AIFF or .WAV file, which you can import into iTunes. Again, without an external DAC, iTunes will play back an HD AIFF file, but will automatically dither and downsample to 16/44.1. If you don’t know what I am talking about, just download the mp3, because you won’t be able to enjoy the quality of the FLAC, it will take up a lot more space on your harddrive and you won’t be able to listen to it on an iPod anyway.
This is one of the two Lava tracks I worked on last week, Snake Loop Tk5. You can download the high quality mp3 here. The title of the track comes from the percussion loop that appears when the Flamenco guitar solos. It’s from 1993’s Snakecharmer version on the album The Hours Between Night + Day. This track was recorded in 1995 and I am not sure how we achieved this. I did not have ProTools yet. Maybe we put the big 2-inch multi-track tape on the analog recorder – I think I was using a Revox 24-track machine in 1995 and the Sony 24-track arrived the following year – and simply made a mix of just the percussion, recorded that onto a DAT and transferred that to the 2-inch reel we recorded Lava on… Maybe Jon remembers.
I recently discovered some forgotten music from 1995. It is a project I started with my friend Eric Schermerhorn while he was in Santa Fe to play a guitar solo on the song Butterfly + Juniper for the Opium album.
We called the project LAVA and it was to be a meeting of Flamenco guitar + ROCK. And indeed it is crunchy on the outside with a soft filling on the inside! It is yummy! Within less than two weeks we recorded and mixed 14 songs! An explosion of creativity….Eric + I played lots of guitars, Carl Coletti played drums, Jon Gagan played bass and Mark Clark added some percussion. Well, then I went on to finish Opium, then we went on tour, then we had to mix the music for the wide-eyed + Dreaming video and by then LAVA was forgotten…..