I have a lot of demo quality albums, what I play depends on the audience.
But I recently got the new Lindsey Buckingham album, surprisingly named Lindsey Buckingham
(16bit/44.1kHz), released Sept. 17, 2021, that should please everyone. Recorded in Buckingham's backyard home studio, the album is his 7th solo album with Lindsey playing electric and acoustic guitars, guitar synthesizer, bass, synthesizer bass, keyboards, percussion, drum programming along with all the vocals and mixed on a the same massive mixing board that he has used since Fleetwood Mack's 1979 album Tusk
. In a Sept. 9, 2021 Rolling Stone interview
Lindsey said “I guess I could learn Pro Tools, but I think I could get lost in that.”
The resulting sound is pure California 3-D pop. The aural ear candy is wall-to-wall with a fine center image and plenty of space even though it is a studio album. Percussive instruments are placed throughout the mix. Bass is tight and clear without being "too much" like many pop songs. Lindsey's distinctive guitar is precise and not as piercing as on his 1992's Out of the Cradle
, another solo outing often underrated and overlooked and also recorded in his home studio.Lindsey Buckingham
demonstrates all the huge spatial qualities and balanced tonality Hapa Cables are capable of and if you have the Aero USB you're in for a treat.
Plus it's good music, a quality often missing in demo tracks.
Available at HD Tracks in 44.1kHz/24bit and 16bithttps://www.hdtracks.com/#/album/6140dadd8ddfe05cced546dd
Lindsey Buckingham is starting his 2021-2022 tour and will be at the Fox Theater in Tucson, Sunday Dec. 5th. I'm thinking about it.https://www.lindseybuckingham.com/tour