The Valve Mastered 7s Boxset

The Valve Mastered 7s Boxset

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The Valve Mastered 7s Boxset
Contains 5 x 7" singles
Release date: November 29
Limited availability

Check out an audio sample of the boxset via the playlist below 

Read about the making of the valve mastered 7s on our blog!

Here at Gearbox, we’re huge advocates of analogue techniques and valve signal paths when it comes to producing records. Our new “valve mastered 7s boxset" is a celebration of music in its purest, most unfiltered form. The compilation contains five 7" singles, each recorded in one take and directly to disc, using only three vintage ribbon mics. The selection spans a variety of musical genres, from the jazz fusion of Shez Raja to the nu-jazz of 2nd Exit (Alfa Mist & Lester Salmins.)

7" titles: 

GBA1001 - Jazz Defenders - Brown Down
A. Brown Down - B. Schemers
Nicholas Dover - tenor sax; Nick Malcolm - trumpet; George Cooper - piano & composition; Will Harris - bass; Ian Matthews - drums

GBA1002 - Jonathan Hill - 'The Molitor' Stradivarius 
A1. Austrian Imperial Hymn "Gotterhalte Unseren Kaiser" - A2. Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 314, "L'estate" - B1. Meditation (Thäis) - B2. As I Sat Down By A Lake
Jonathan Hill - violin

GBA1003 - Gerardo Y Su Rumbache - El Pan De Piquito
A. El Pan De Piquito - B. El Mayoral
Gerardo De Armas Sarria - percussion

GBA1004 - 2nd Exit - Say It Is
A. Say It Is - B. Dawn's Insight
Alfa Mist: vocals, piano; Lester Duval: vocals; Kaya Thomas-Dyke: vocals; Jordan Rakei: fender rhodes; Alex Crawford: electric guitar; James Creswick: bass guitar; Fabio De Oliveira: drums

GBA1005 - Shez Raja - Quiverwish
A. Quiverwish - B. Dharma Dance
Shez Raja - bass guitar; Pascal Roggen - electric violin; Vasilis Xenopoulos - saxophone; Alex Stanford - keyboards; Chris Nickolls - drums

Everything recorded at Zelig Studios and cut live to disc at Gearbox Records
GBA1001, GBA1002, GBA1003 & GBA1004 was engineered and mixed by Riccardo Damien
GBA1005 was engineered by Johnny Firth and Samuele Danieli, and mixed by Johnny Firth
Produced by Darrel Shienman
Mastered by Caspar Sutton-Jones

Cut on a Haeco Scully lathe with Westrex RA1700 series amps, Westrex 3DIIA cutting head and Telefunken U73B tube limiter; Decca valve equalisation; monitored on Audio Note equipment.

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