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Where diverse styles and influences converge, two unique entities intertwine, miraculously coalescing into a harmonious symphony.

 

Analogue tape offers the optimum opportunity to produce high definition masters of great sound. They were used to record famous albums that made the history of world discography, as this type of technology introduces artefacts and distortions that are pleasant and enhance the music.
A professional analogue tape recording adds just the right amount of Punch, Warmth, Fuzziness and Rounding Off.

"With reel-to-reel tape, the range of sound and the sense of width and depth of the soundstage are different. Noise is barely audible unless you try to hear it. The realistic sound provides very realistic dynamics. "
It's a sound you can hold in your hand but only with tapes copied directly from the original master tapes."

 

Reference Master Tape Copy numbered edition, in elegant Luxury Box with Velcro fastener, with CD and booklet.

Inside our Luxury Box you will find:

our LPR90 RTM tape with NAB metal flange and convenient tape stop bow to prevent the tape from unwinding from the reel.

certificate of authenticity

album cover in 25x25 format with photo inserts, on premium Fedrigoni paper - Splendorgel Extra White (FSC) grammage 160 grams

recording credits

label credits on premium Fedrigoni paper - Acquerello Avorio (FSC) grammage 240 grams

Cd and booklet

 

Umberto Fiorentino known as one of the masters of Italian guitar jazz ever meets Claudio Quartarone, a new talent on the Italian classical music scene, thus starting from different styles and different influences, uniting two uniquenesses that in turn become, extraordinarily, one.
''Anamorfosi'' is a term that comes very close to what happens when Fiorentino and Quartarone play. Both are fascinated by being able to combine the sense of form to improvisation through the inspiration that they each draw from the other

 

It was a difficult recording because we wanted to transfer the real sound of our 75 square metre Nightingale Studios recording room, with a sound that was not too ambient so as not to ruin listening on acoustic speakers.
We know that binaural sound is great for headphone listening, but we made sure it worked well with both headphones and acoustic speakers.
We sought the detail typical of close microphone recordings but also the ambience from a single binaural microphone.
On the last track 'In a Sentimental Mood' we did something really unusual. The rhythm part was given to a drum pattern looped directly in the room by protools on a Macbook at 192khz 32bit through a Metric Halo ULN8 3D converter, MCIntosh MC500 amplification, Audio Research LS1 preamp on B&W 802 D Nautilus.
We definitely didn't want to send the rhythm base to the musicians on headphones and then put it into the edit, but we wanted to stop the sound of everything at that precise moment in one recording environment.
The sound may not be perfectly standard but it's what we were listening to at that moment, good or bad, right or wrong. It is that sound! We would like that sound to enter your homes.
Obviously no post-production editing, just slight containment equalisation.

It is an experimental, intimate, relaxed record, with an extreme search for musical improvisation. We have brought together two guitarists with different styles and genres but who, when they meet, speak the same musical language.
This is to say that music is one!

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Recorded, mixed and mastered at Nightingale Studios - Palombara Sabina (RM) Italy. November 3th 2019 and February 20th 2022. ℗© 2022 Birdbox Records s.r.l.

 

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Master Tape reviews by Claus Müller

U.Fiorentino & C. Quartarone | ANAMORFOSI •Reference Master Tape Copy• +CD

SKU: BBR2023FIQU01RMT
€500.00Price
  • For these exclusive tape copies, Lorenzo Vella makes the analogue master, which is transferred to a STUDER A80 1/4, by AMPEX ATR102 1/2. The quarter-inch tape is then shipped together with a precious aluminium reel inside an elegant luxury box. We only use RecordingTheMasters tapes.

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    Each customised handmade box contains a professional case, a graphic insert, a letter of thanks, a certificate of guarantee, a certificate of authenticity of pure analogue work, and each set is hand-numbered.

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