I was wondering... Does anybody of you guys know an album which was recorded directly to two track or at least something that's rather untouched? The reason I'm asking is because I am looking for something really raw, with not much tinkering behind. This might seem weird to some of you, but lately I'm really into intimate, raw and unedited stuff. One album that comes to mind is "The Trinity Session" by Cowboy Junkies. Another album that gives me a similar feel is "Folk Singer" by Muddy Waters (man, what a great record).
If you know anything raw, please, please post it! (no EQ or noise reduction, no pro tools stuff, maybe even a straight tape transfer)
Another album that really made me appreciate the minimalistic approach is the solo album by Mark Hollis. As far as I know, nothing was done to make the record sound more "pretty". Recorded in a great sounding room, using two vintage Neumann microphones, with lots of sweet tubes, held on tape. Although mixed digitally, it "still" (nothing bad about digital) blows me away. My ears bleed for similar stuff...
Well, I hope someone can suggest albums like the ones I mentioned... Would be much appreciated!
Edited by non-entity - 1/6/11 at 7:43am