Darren Carikas (Ghostmachine Producer) and I finished the mixes to my 2013 album ‘Mint’ 2 weeks ago in London, just in time for Darren to rent a boat and go sailing around Croatia listening to the songs.
Ok… so this trip was Darren’s holiday, but perfect timing as it’s good to have a nice gap between mix and master, listening to the mixes on different players, through different types of speakers and in different environments. It’s the time to let the mixes ‘ripen’ and to find any last minute changes to get them sitting just perfectly.
The tracks sound great in London, and I’m looking forward to Darren’s review of how well they work in the warm Adriatic.
Mastering this week. Release the first track soon after. Wow.
It’s been a little while since, well, I did a post to my mailing list. Which is downright bad. You guys should be getting the info first… so whilst the cat is out of the bag about my new album, you’re the first to hear some detail about it.
Since I finished the House of Finnegan last year, I have been wanting to stay creative. This happened in a big way.. by me bringing a new album of my own songs into the world – Mint.
Mint is a full length album chock full of singable tunes. This is my happiest sounding record. Thematically it’s lighter, tappier, singalongable and warm.
Hope you like the new stevekopandy.com too. It’s lighter.. like the record. Hope you can smile along with me.
There are so many ways to keep in contact. I’m on all the main social networks, but the best way is to subscribe to my Youtube channel. youtube.com/stevekopandy. There’s a whole lot of stuff there, including the full LA video diary, and live clips from the past, me talking like a dicknut, whatever takes your fancy.
Promise I won’t leave you out in the cold again. Lots of good news to come.