the fact is - we don’t like how our first LP sounds. it seems dead, kind of “made-in-a-lab”. probably we just failed to find an “understanding” soundproducer then, but we did search and this was the best we could find.
so, now we’d love to try working with someone outside russia and its music culture, with a fresh look at what we do and how we sound.
here’s our new track you can experiment with if find it interesting. and we’ll be happy to work with you if happen to be “on the same wave”
if it helps - we love zappa, sonic youth, morphine, arcade fire)
You guys are funny.
I mean - really funny.
First of all - your mixes are somewhere near the limit of how your tracks can sound.
Second - the engineer has done a good job and you are literally offending him, saying that your mixes are kinda “made-in-a-lab” and searching for somebody to mix the same RAWs.
The main problem is - your instruments sound characterless, so if you want to have better results than you have now - you will have to record your tracks again, using better instruments, better recording-gear and better recording-engineer (and actually play better).
I know some guys from Russia, they are facing the same problem as you, thing is - you all try to sound "not-like-russians" - but you all play music that sounds like Russia, you play like russians, you compose like russians, but you don't want to be any like russians.
You "love zappa, sonic youth, morphine, arcade fire" - you want to sound similar, but you just can't.
You can't fly like bird, when you act like fish.
If I were a soundengineer - I'd never work with you, because you are a bunch of backbiters.
Do yourselves a favour - understand your music and how you want it to sound first. And only then - go and record/find a mixing engineer.
Sounds interesting. It could be way more tripped out FX-wise if you're into that. I'd love to help out. Hit me up if you're interested. Mikedevine, I think they just want a different style of mix- nothing wrong with that. To me the engineering sounds fine. Probably just lost in translation: "looking for a soul-mate sound producer"
thanks a lot guys for your responses, I'll email everyone.
2 mikedevine: we are not offending anyone, soundengineer is our friend, and we did discuss the misunderstanding we have, that he did a good job but that's just not what we need. Made-in-a-lab is nothing bad, but we want something different. Noone tries to sound not-like-russians, we just want to find an engineer with a different perception of our music.