Mr. Bunnies (AKA Duke Sexton), Thanks for the kind words about the CD design. And, I concur about how well the mastering was done. The folks that David Kirkdorffer found to do that part . . . and the company that did the manufacturing too . . . all did an excellent job. Technically speaking, it couldn't have turned out better. I am sort of wondering if some of us shouldn't just send some copies to Violet so she can sell them on the LD website (and perhaps help support the operating costs thereof). I at least am willing to do so (if something of the sort hasn't already been arranged). I'll post her a message on FB and see if she's interested in something like that. Best regards, Ted On Oct 14, 2011, at 7:01 AM, Dust Bunnies wrote: > Since there's a Thursday gap before the full LY2k+1 festivities begin... > > I thought I'd mention here publicly how well the latest Looper's Delight > Compilation (the fourth) came out. I received my copies on this side of > the world a few days ago, and frankly, I'm shocked: shocked at how good > it is. This community continues to amaze and delight on so many levels. > > The tracks themselves are a diverse yet coherent collection. It's > surprising to think that 13 looping artists from all over the world > could show so many divergent backgrounds, yet produce a compilation that > flows nearly seamlessly from one musical vision to the next. Together, > they compile a box of pretty matches, each a different color. One match > may be more indigo or another may be quite too red, yet together they > all burn in a single coherent flame. > > And the production on each track is superb. Despite the fact that most > (all?) were certainly recorded in home or project studios, you'd be > hard-pressed to hear any deficiency in the production standards. > > Overall, the quality is top-notch. I know many felt that we should > eschew a physical article for download-only, but organizer David > Kirkdorffer stuck to his guns and produced a truly high quality release > -- from the selection & arrangement, through the mastering & production > process, to packaging & final release. I look at it in my hand, and > know that it feels and sounds every bit like a professional release from > an established label. > > David did a great job of the curation. And Ted Killian deserves an > extra-special nod for the amazing and beautiful cover design that he was > able to bring to the project. I think they both deserve a special thank > you for all their hard work. > > I know that there should be quite a few copies available at the > merchandise table at Loopfest. I'd recommend any who gets a chance to > grab a copy and give it a listen for themselves. You won't regret it, > IMNSHO. > > --m.