Swayne, Spaugy and Chord recently discussed the making of “Beginning to Unfold.”
Swayne: "Recording on tape, it felt like pressing it to vinyl was meant to be but the whole process of doing that is different. A CD is a little piece of plastic but a record is a big piece of art. It feels more real releasing it, maybe because it cost so much more."
Chord: "I'm not into vinyl but I couldn't believe when I heard the difference in the test pressing of this album and the mixes I was listening to on CD in my car."
Swayne: "This was the first time any of us had worked with Patrick, but it was amazing. His setup is great. He's a great musician and he plays so many instruments so he understands recording and playing. His gear is great and his knowledge of everything is great. He also had some good ideas for different little things."
Chord: "We got to use some peculiar little instruments Patrick had that helped give this record a real feeling. Every sound we created is so rich."
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Spaugy: "Every band's work that I've heard come out of that studio sounds wonderful. Patrick is very good at taking each individual band's style and tailoring the studio experience to them and bringing out the best of them."
Swayne: "I can't believe how big everything sounds on the record but we did a lot of double- and triple-tracking. These songs are kind of poppy and pretty catchy and they have this sonic wall of sound that really captures the energy of our live show."
WANT TO GO?
Who: Neo American Pioneers with Kyleen Downes and Cricketbows
Where: Yellow Cab Tavern, 700 E. Fourth St., Dayton
When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18
Cost: $7 in advance, $10 at the door
More info: 937-424-3870 or www.yellowcabtavern.com
Artist info: www.pioneersmusic.com