[dropcap style=”font-size:100px; color:#992211;”]Q[/dropcap]uantise, dither, distort. Mastering is the interface of science with art, where the brave musician entrusts the whitecoats of labtech with his fragile offering of rare beauty.
‘Mastering … let’s face it, is just turning it up and down until it sounds good and then maybe playing with the treble and bass buttons.’
Michael Gira, being the wry type, probably hovers somewhere between the two poles. Remasters of the Swans‘ back catalogue continue apace.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. – Aristotle