Music Music! A busy season ahead!

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It’s gonna be a busy couple of months for Andalusia Rose as we are putting the finishing touches on our EP ‘First Stone’ and preparing for a short jaunt up to The Pacific Northwest.

Recording has been a blast and this is the first proper release by this Line-up consisting of:

Wendy Lee Gadzuk (Vox/Guitar).

Wendy Lee Gadzuk
Wendy Lee Gadzuk

Paul Jarvis Hopkins (Drums/backing vox)

Paul Jarvis Hopkins
Paul Jarvis Hopkins

Jeff Vengeance (yours truly) Bass/Baritone Guitar/Guitars/vox

Jeff Vengeance
Jeff Vengeance

Tracking has been done for awhile now, final mixes and artwork are currently being finalized and I’m more than excited to fulfil a lifelong dream of releasing a record of my own music! Yes, this will actually be a record…as in vinyl. There will be cds and digital dl’s of course, but I have been a vinyl collector since I could walk, so it’s a pretty personal achievement.

Record Collectors are Pretentious Assholes
‘Record Collectors are Pretentious Assholes’ (me circa 1994?)
My record room (well, one of 'em!) 2014
My record room (well, one of ’em!) 2014

I’ve been involved with an album in the past that was only released on CD. Considering digital and a vinyl release, the process has been really interesting and daunting at the same time. For digital you get a pretty close representation of how it will sound via pre mixes/mastering, so that’s not too stressful, but with vinyl there is the extra step of sending off the master (not the same master for digital) and in turn waiting for a test pressing to be reviewed before finally giving the go-ahead. Anticipation on top of anticipation! It’s a lot like X-mas when you know what you’re gonna get but not how well it will stand up to your expectations.

In addition to this exciting step in our growth as a band, we will be embarking on a 3 city 4 day tour up in the Pacific NW region.

Sept 18th-Dante’s (Portland)

Sept 19th-The Two-Bit (Seattle)

Sept 20th-McCoys Tavern (Olympia)

Sept 21st- The Mix (Seattle) early accoustic show

Prior to that we play this Friday (Sept 12th) with Fast Piece of Furniture At Roosters in Alameda Ca. and upon our return we will be playing Brick and Mortar in SF (Sept 28th)

We also have a new t-shirt design available here! All funds will be used to help out with our tour and record release! This was designed and printed by me!

Andalusia Rose 'Basilika' t-shirt
Andalusia Rose ‘Basilika’ t-shirt

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This is a more personal project for me and sort of exists and moves in it’s own way and time.

Here’s a new track I released recently via soundcloud:

I’m also currently curating a show for October 18th at The Stork Club in Oakland Ca. This will consist of Alphastare and Infinite Plastic Internal as well as a massive collaboration between the two! Our last outing can be heard here.

I plan on performing with Drummer Jon Weiss again as well as a possible addition of a bassist. This will be an experiment in sound and I’ll plan nothing, but I am creating some raw material to be kept at the ready. Last time I recorded some sound from the act prior to us, and used it in my set, so spontaneity is always at the forefront.

Infinite Plastic Internal is Mark Pino, who tells me he plans to build up a wall of sound with drums and he plans on taking his time doing it, should be fun to observe the process!

Also in the works is a limited cd release called ‘Current Birds’. A digital version of it is available here. The cd release will have some extra stuff, so if you wait to get a physical copy you’ll get that as well.

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Available Now!!!

Cheers from SF!


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2 thoughts on “Music Music! A busy season ahead!”

  1. I didn’t know that one can actually record for vinyl these days. That’s amazing! Would you write about it when you get to listen to it? I guess it must feel different somehow.

    Love the shirt, BTW 🙂

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    1. The recording process has mostly remained the same, And not. You can record digitally via pro-tools or the like and still make vinyl records from that, it just has to be mastered specifically, sonically for digital and devices that might be used to listen digitally, like the little desk top speakers for the common computer set-up or ear buds etc. You can still record to tape usually 1 inch or 2 inch and that’s the way most classic albums were recorded. Vinyl never really went away, it just fell outta vogue for awhile. I’ll try to write about it as I experience the process. Thanks for the comments!

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