miércoles, 24 de agosto de 2016

Arthur Lyman - Taboo 2 (1959)

Most of Lyman's albums were recorded in the aluminum Kaiser geodesic dome auditorium on the grounds of the Kaiser Hawaiian Village Hotel on Waikiki in Honolulu. This space provided unique acoustics and a natural 3-second reverberation. His recordings also benefited from being recorded on a one-of-kind Ampex 3-track 1/2" tape recorder designed and built by engineer (and label owner) Richard Vaughn. All of Lyman's albums were recorded live, without overdubbing.
He recorded after midnight, to avoid the sounds of traffic and tourists, and occasionally you can hear the aluminum dome creaking as it settles in the cool night air.
The quality of these recordings became even more evident with the advent of CD reissues, when the digital mastering engineer found he didn't have to do anything to them but transfer the original 3-track stereo masters to digital.
This Taboo 2 (listen here♪♫) is a stellar collection of both classic and unfamiliar Exotica compositions, with slightly more of a "voodoo" sound than Lyman usually might go for. 

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