How did you feel listening to the last version of Squirrel And Biscuits before it was sent off to master?
"Got the bastard!"
The version on the album is Mix 9 and it took about two years to get it right. The day before the mastering session I was ready to go with Mix 8 but something was nagging at me. I was very tired, having been manically working to get the record finished by the deadline, but I decided to give it one more go.
Starting from scratch, with a completely blank patchbay and the mixer zeroed out, it took four hours and I eventually got to bed at about 4:00am. On the train to London the next day I compared the two versions and Mix 9 was the clear winner by a large margin. I edited it into the compiled album right there on the train.
Just to be sure I asked Kevin, the mastering engineer, to compare the two versions and on hearing Mix 8 he said "I'm glad you didn't show up with that one."
Exactly the same thing happened with 'The Bicycle Of The Sky'.
Wanted to thank You about Your gig @ Kaivohuone, Helsinki, Finland at 7th April. It was my first (but not last, I hope) time I saw You live. I'm so extremely happy I got there. I also wanted to deeply apologize I bothered You at the stage few times. Was too exited and a little bit too wined. I wish I'd found Your music earlier than a year ago... :/
As long as I don't have a vinyl player my own, I bought to my friends husband ( a DJ) Your Fairchildren vinyl as a Christmas present via Bandcamp. :D He was really surprised.
Just a comment: Your 'Gamma Goblins' encore was definitely not messy. The only way it would have been a mess is if y'all had played 'Solstice,' in which case my friends would have had to clean me up off the floor.
Have a nice weekend!!