NY Times interview focuses mainly on his sobriety issues and his marriage ones , but also has music aspects:_Sonically, Isbell wanted “Reunions” to be “more produced,” than its predecessors, with a sound reminiscent of bands he heard on ’80s rock radio growing up like Dire Straits, Crowded House and Squeeze. Cobb, who has produced Isbell’s last four albums, said the goal was for “it to sound bigger and slightly more polished. We used a lot of modern techniques that we’ve never touched before — crazy panning and stereo depth stuff.” Ultimately though, the changes are less a wholesale makeover than just some significant tweaks. As Cobb put it, “It’s Jason.”_
― calstars, Monday, 18 May 2020 19:03 (one month ago) link
Just the 400 Unit, in a room...
― "...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 18 May 2020 19:09 (one month ago) link
...sounds like he’ll be heading “back to basics” on the next one lolJust the 400 Unit, in a room...
Would be a breach of etiquette for him to skip the obligatory divorce album which by rights should precede both the back to basics album and the inevitable covers album
god this guy is insufferable
― Paul Ponzi, Monday, 18 May 2020 19:45 (one month ago) link
yes you are
― Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Monday, 18 May 2020 19:52 (one month ago) link
The time I listened to it neither the production nor the sound or songs in general were anything like those aforementioned references .
― Josh in Chicago, Monday, 18 May 2020 19:52 (one month ago) link
yeah I mean "what?" I wish it sounded like Crowed House's debut!
― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 18 May 2020 19:55 (one month ago) link
it would probably sound like (from memory) the Mitchell Froom produced Peter Case album or the like.
― Josh in Chicago, Monday, 18 May 2020 20:18 (one month ago) link
― Josh in Chicago, Monday, 18 May 2020 20:21 (one month ago) link
was he looking for gated snare or something? idgi
― calstars, Monday, 18 May 2020 21:16 (one month ago) link
In that interview I think he specifically cited the Froom/Blake extreme panning, so ... who knows.
― Josh in Chicago, Monday, 18 May 2020 21:59 (one month ago) link
Weird being known for “extreme panning” - that’s like one of the very first things anyone who has ever recorded anything plays around with
― calstars, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 00:33 (one month ago) link