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Mastering Invisible Familiars’ “Disturbing Wildlife”

Mastering Invisible Familiars Disturbing Wildlife

Mastering Invisible Familiars’ “Disturbing Wildlife”

I was riding the Manhattan bound J-Train to the Engine Room one day, late in 2013, when I was approached by Jared Samuel (Invisible Familiars) who inquired about my “Dan Millice Mastering” tee shirt.  It was some sort of divine-musical-magic that we crossed paths that day on the J-Train.  Months later, I got a call from Jared, who had been busy working on Invisible Familiars’ debut full-length album.

As story has it, Jared Samuel went to Jamaica Bay to live secluded on a house boat and write this album.  He came back and produced the album with his good friend, Michael Leonhart (Steely Dan/Yoko Ono), along with a long list of amazing musicians and friends, including Robbie Mangano, Tim Kuhl, Jolie Holland, Yuka Honda & Miho Hatori (Cibo Matto), Nels Cline (Wilco, The Nels Cline Singers), Ryan Sawyer, Stuart Bogie (Antibalas), and more.

I received the mixes from Jared for mastering, and what I heard was remarkable.  I remember the first song I listened to was one titled “Heavenly All”.  I was blown away.  Have a listen:

I did three separate album masters for “Disturbing Wildlife” to enhance the listening experience for all current listening methods; CD, Vinyl, and iTunes.  I love all three, but if I had to choose a favorite, I would choose to listen to the vinyl.

Dan Millice and Jared Samuel at Engine Room Audio, NYC

Dan Millice and Jared Samuel at Engine Room Audio, NYC

The album is slated for release on January 27, 2015 via Other Music Recording Co. & Fat Possum Records.

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