Sunday, January 10, 2016

DAS OATH-Rough Mix LP/CD (2003)


14 songs...

This was a rough mix which hadn't yet been mixed or sequenced for the record that came out in 2004 on Dimmak Records.  This session was a crazy experience.  Mark and I went to Holland, staying for two months to write and record the planned LP with Marcel and Jeroen.  We played shows around Europe on the weekends to help fund our stay.  We would write riffs in Jeroens living room and bedroom, then go to a squated building in the harbor of Rotterdam that had a bunch of practice spaces set up.  We'd spend many hours of the day at the squat practicing and writing these tunes.  It was pretty insane.  If I recall correctly the recording itself took 2 days, then another day to mix. I feel like this rough is pretty damn close to the actual mix we ended up with.  The process took longer than we had anticipated and I wasn't able to switch my flight back home to 'merica.  This meant I ended up leaving a day before we were 100% done with the mix.  This CD was ripped by Dennis (the Engineer) so that I'd have something to listen to on the air plane ride back home.  Dennis recorded a bunch of the Sinister records.  This is one of my favorite records that I've ever played on (DOF/Voorhees split, and JBA LP being the others I'd feel equally as proud of).

 

1 comment:

  1. I saw Das Oath in a squat in Vigevano (near Milano, Italy), probably during the winter of 1999. Intense show, great memories.

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