the excitement of the birthday party, we have to nurse the hangover and
get on with the rest of the year. The headache isnt helped by mixing
an up-tempo club/techno version of BETTYs
Jungle Jane, a seven minute free MP3
extravaganza featuring several new sets of lyrics from the fabulous Alyson
Palmer and her earrings, delivered about two inches in front of your nose.
This mix complements James Rosenthals (which we put up in free
MP3 last month). Its much faster and its very different.
Mike Thorne adds the story of his
production to the collection, glad to be back in danceland.
The studio was busy this month, with Sarah Jane Morris contributing vocals and song-writing to Thornes forthcoming CD, which will be dance-oriented and feature extended songs as long as nine minutes. Three New York dates were nixed at the last minute, thanks to someones scheduling confusion (not ours, pal), but she still came over and made loud, tuneful noises. Her new album is now released in the US, the reason for the original dates which were to have been at CBGBs, Barracuda and the Tonic Club. We hope shell be able to return, possibly in June. Weve added a few recent reviews.
For those of you who missed BETTY's NPR interview, we have it available for streaming in RealAudio and Liquid Audio. The interview aired on Saturday, March 4, 2000 on Weekend Edition with Scott Simon.
The Stereo Society made several experimental virtual reality panoramas in 1995/6, for Warner Music International. Rather than just stick to pretty, scenic surroundings, we created some spaces which certainly dont exist in the real world, embedded in a tour of the studio as it then was. Click on the monitor screens in the control room to find Alice in Wonderland or to visit the lyric room.
The QTVR files are playable with Apples QuickTime application on Mac and PC. The file is quite large, slightly over 7 Mb, but seemed worth posting as an inspired curiosity. There are several panoramas, and you must find the hot spot to travel from one to the other and to navigate through the different studio areas.
Photography and panorama assembly by JR Rost. Additional assembly by Jason Tal.
The Mixman competition finalists are all selected, and the final judging will be announced in next months Newsletter. Looks like Stereo Society vinyl is coming. We will be preparing several further tracks in the Mixman format, for release later this year. And they wont just be the obvious dance numbers.
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