Here is a Lava recording from 1995. The box of the old 2 inch multitrack tape says T-Rex #3 is the title. Musicians: the usual suspects… OL, Jon Gagan, Carl Coletti, Mark Clark and featuring Eric Schemerhorn, fresh from tour with Iggy Pop. Technical info: recorded in my Santa Fe studio on a Sony 24-track, 2 inch machine. Transferred to digital (24/48k) in 2003 and mixed this week.
Oh, and the sound (((identified as Solo Gtr on the track sheet))) that starts about a minute and a half into the song and develops into something that reminds me of the sound of a large propeller plane in the middle of the night, was made by a guitar, played through the wonderful Eventide H3000…
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.