Bandmaster Flash (Remix​/​Remaster)

by Paul Bertolino

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NEW & IMPROVED!!

For a few years now Bandmaster Flash has been on Bandcamp in hideously awful quality. Muffled and riddled with dropouts, it sounded like nothing more than a fifth generation bootleg.

When I originally recorded the album on a cassette 4-track in 1998, I had to mix down onto another cassette to create the master. Then I’d run copies for others from that second generation two-track master.

Much was lost in those transfers.

Years later when I went to upload onto BC, the tape I used sounded pretty tired but I shrugged and uploaded just the same. It was just old stuff with questionable sound quality, to say the least, so I decided to make it a free download.

Finally this past year I decided to dig up the multi-track master tapes and attempt a new and better mix. I loaded it into GarageBand and remixed it far beyond what was originally possible (at least for me). The end result is significantly better, and I’m afraid it’s no longer free, but hey, 5 bucks is most definitely The Nice Price.

P.S. For a limited time I will be leaving the old version up as well so you can do a bit of compare and contrast. Keep in mind that the Bandcamp stream is 128 kbps and the download will be a bit better.

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released April 1, 1998

Recorded January-April 1998
on a Tascam cassette 4-track

Remixed and remastered in 2014

All songs, instruments and voices by Paul
except “Endless Plain of Fortune” written
by John Cale

Thank You:
Brent Ratkovich, Nathan Alfaro, Jon Krop,
Debbie Egan, Mark Egan, Kenny Bent, and
everyone else who helped make it groovy.

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Paul Bertolino Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, musician, hopeless record geek making music for nobody.

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