SPARS member Airshow nominated for TEC Award

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Airshow Takoma Park nominated for TEC Award

The nomination for the studio complex is in the category: Outstanding Creative Achievement, Studio Design Project, citing Sam Berkow, our designer and acoustic designer. The Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards ceremony is held during the NAMM show in January. Through Dec. 15th voting is open to members of pro audio organizations or subscribers to pro audio publications. Find additional voting information here.Read what TEC had to say about Airshow’s new studios here.
Charlie Pilzer masters first LP from Shabazz Palaces
Recently signed to Sub Pop Records, Seattle’s avant-rap collective Shabazz Palaces worked with Charlie on their first full-length release, “Black Up.” Avoiding the fanfare of being displayed as a side project of respected emcee Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler from Digable Planetsdidn’t temper the critical reception of an album that defies description.New Yorker Magazine music critic Sasha Frere-Jones said of the effort, “Shabazz Palaces uses sonic fog and unusual mixing…because it is committed to high-resolution disorientation. ‘Black Up’ would once have been called a ‘headphones album’: it is rich and striated, made for the in-ear speaker.”
Frank Marchand busy mixing the epic live celebration “DC Loves Dilla”
Frank manned the front of house mix for the 6th Annual “DC Loves Dilla” tribute at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC last July. The event celebrates one of hip-hop’s legends, J Dilla (aka James Yancey) whose life was cut short by lupus. Three hours of celebratory music honoring Dilla’s legacy ended with a special performance by The Pharcyde. The evening’s tracks are now being mixed by Frank for future release.
Randy LeRoy masters Bearfoot’s “American Story”
Randy’s close work with Compass Records continues with his mastering of “American Story,” which debuted at #16 on the AMA Americana Charts. Bearfoot has been making a name in the new string band movement, drawing upon their bluegrass band roots. This is the band’s second release with Compass; the project was produced by Brent Truitt in Nashville.
Dominick Maita masters latest release by Rob Morsberger
Longtime Airshow client and friend Rob Morsberger returned this fall with his latest record, “Ghosts Before Breakfast,” out digitally on Hieroglyph Records with the CD to follow in February. As production on the album came to a close, Morsberger unexpectedly received a diagnosis of brain cancer, news that is strangely foreshadowed in this latest work. Morsberger speaks of the album’s themes as “gender, expatriation, art, and especially, again and again, mortality.” His artistic spirit, however, remains undeterred, and we look forward to even more great music from our friend.
Congrats to GRAMMY Nominees
It’s that time of year where we celebrate our clients who’ve been nominated for Grammy Awards. This year, we salute two nominees in the Best Bluegrass Album category: Dr. Ralph Stanley for “A Mother’s Prayer” (mastered by Dave) on Rebel Records and Jim Lauderdale for “Reason And Rhyme: Bluegrass Songs By Robert Hunter & Jim Lauderdale” (mastered by Randy) on Sugar Hill Records. In the Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media, we salute the outstanding production team of the hit series Glee for their work on “Glee: The Music, Volume 4” (mastered by Dominick) on Columbia Records.
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