Something I’ve been wanting to do with this blog for a while is to post updated mixes of older projects I have worked on. As time goes on and you look back at things with a new perspective, you see and think about things differently. I’m sure many artists must feel the same way about their past work. It’s hard to not look at something you’ve made and not think about what you would have done differently, or could have done if you’d had the knowledge and skill that you posses today.
You may call me a revisionist, but nothing posted here is meant to replace the originals. I don’t think there is anything wrong with going back and honing your skills on older material, applying the tools you have now to a work that was created a long time ago. Besides, audio engineering is a compromised art. Many times, I’ve had to sacrifice what I want to hear in favor of what the band wants. And to be fair, it’s their band, their music, they cut the check. I work for them. This is not to insinuate that I have major disagreements with any particular bands I work with, I just mean in general.
But in the case of this blog, it exists to satisfy my own auditory desires.
So here I sit, a selfish revisionist, posting the first remix in what I’m sure will be a series of many more to come. This song is by a band I worked with several years ago called Cosmonaut (not to be confused with another band called Cosmonaut). They came into Red Planet in 2006 to record 4 songs that had a limited CR-R release. I think. I never actually got a copy of it. The band broke up pretty soon after and I’ve gone on to work with some members of the band in projects they’ve done since (as recently as last week, actually) including Barlights, Stay Sharp, and Ex Rev. I enjoyed their band and it’s a shame they didn’t last very long. Also, it’s safe to say that I enjoy any music that gets posted on here, or else why would I bother to put all this work into it? I hope if anyone is listening that you enjoy it too.