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From Vinyl to Digital: An Interview with Restoration Specialist, Jessica Thompson

Category : Balkan Arts Series · No Comments · by August 20, 2013

In this marvelous video, Magic Shop restoration and mastering engineer, Jessica Thompson, discusses the ins and outs of vinyl transferring, restoration, and mastering, as well as her experience of working on Evergreene’s historic Balkan Arts Series.

→ Stream or purchase The Complete Balkan Arts Series via Bandcamp.

(Filmed by Mark Roberts. Edited by Candelaria Alvarado.)

The Complete Balkan Arts Series now available

Category : Balkan Arts Series · No Comments · by June 4, 2013

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The Balkan Arts Series is a 13-part series featuring some of the most exciting field recordings of traditional folk music yet to emerge from Bulgaria, East Serbia, Greek Macedonia and Thrace, and Romania. Recorded in the 1960′s and 70′s and never before available to the general public, these remarkable recordings document and celebrate a culture and a way of village life that has since been lost forever—transformed by the social and economic pressures of industrial technology, Soviet influence, and Western globalization.

Balkan Arts Series Vinyl Record

Most of the series was either recorded or curated by Martin Koenig, an esteemed ethnographer who also produced three recordings for Nonesuch’s celebrated Explorer Series, and who (in collaboration with Ethel Raim) recorded “Izlel e Delyu Haidutun,” the now-famous Bulgarian recording featured on the Voyager Spacecraft’s golden record.

Available as state-of-the-art restored digital EPs or as collectible “new-old stock” 7-inch records, the Balkan Arts Series features powerful and authentic performances by local master musicians. All EPs purchased on Bandcamp include breathtaking photographs, detailed audio commentary and liner notes, as well as a beautiful digital booklet.

Get the Digital EPs or 7-inch Vinyl

The Complete Balkan Arts Series releasing June 4th

Category : Balkan Arts Series · (2) Comments · by May 14, 2013
The Complete Balkan Arts Series releasing June 4th

The Balkan Arts Series is a unique and historic series of thirteen EPs, featuring some of the most exciting field…