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Tuesday, December 23, 2003
Listened to a bit of the Cold Mountain soundtrack at lunch. And it's weird--the Jack White songs alongside the Krause and the sacred harp songs all sound, uh, kind of the same next to each other. Well, sonically. The thing that struck me specifically was that it's clear in the Jack White songs that whoever recorded them (Burnett?) made it sound like Alan Lomax recording onto ADAT by, sounds like, getting all the instruments via two room mics and then direct-micing the vocals. In particular, the violins and guitars sound distant, especially in the second Jack White song, but the production is still crisp and clear.

It is kind of cool to hear a room-mic production of a fairly well-known musician--lo-fi, but in a good way. Really makes you work as a musician.