Tuesday, September 30, 2014

No better than this...

25th album from John Mellencamp, an American singer-songwriter (2010) is a self produced with minimalist setup. A modern day mono recording on vintage ampex reel to reel recorder and single ribbon microphone. 

3 different venue of recording including a hotel room. Mr Mellencamp rich tone of voice is clearly projected in the mix. It's musical storytelling and Mellencamp has never sounded looser or easier on a record.

This isn't a perfectly honed set but what I can tell you, it is warm...inviting...awesome..addictive...almost being there experience. It was easy to get into the music with no need to focus for separation, sound staging etc....it's naturally there.

No better than this, is a haunted record.