I bought The Shins - Port Of Morrow on vinyl about a week ago and can't stop listening to it. This is probably one of my favorite albums on first listen in quite some time. I listened to the album all the way through several times now. I even made a 1 bit 5.6 MHz transfer on my Korg MR 1000 and I've been listening to it on my Q701 headphones before I go to sleep. The album sounds great on my speakers and the headphones.
The mix and production on this album is very nice and I would love to learn more about the production and recording of this album. If anyone knows anything I would love to learn more. I'm curious about the recording of the tracks and what gear was used, what space it was recorded in and also the thought process behind the recording approach. I would especially love to read about how it was mixed, the gear used and the philosophy of mix choices.
One thing that I really like about this albums mix is the separation of elements and the sounds scape where sounds pop out of no where at times just like complimentary colors on a canvas.
Well done to all those involved, what an amazing achievement of excellent songwriting, superlative recording quality and taste!