Blinded by Time (2020 Remaster)

by Elegant Simplicity

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Mood # 6 03:07
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Pathways 02:45
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Ages New 05:08
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Mal-Content 06:40
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Mood # 7 01:38

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Blinded by Time was our third album, featuring songs that were written and recorded between March and April 1993. Again, all songs were recorded to a Tascam Porta-One machine. The significant difference with this release, however, is that all the sounds - except for acoustic and electric guitars - all came from my newly bought Korg 01w/FD Music Workstation.

This was an awesome machine and had a built-in 16 track sequencer. With this, I was able to compose a complete multi-track arrangement and record the stereo output to tracks 1 and 2 of the Porta-One. That left the remaining two tracks for guitar parts. As a result of the sequencer's abilities, I was able to construct much more sophisticated songs featuring many more parts than the earlier two releases. It meant, though, that the sequenced parts had to be balanced and mixed before being committed to tape.

Naturally, I went to town with this newfound power! This album has everything – including the kitchen sink – on it! You will recognise some of the synth sounds as they are quite cliché now. Nevertheless, the album has polished up remarkably well. The sax and flute sounds are not that great, but they work well in the context of the songs. The guitar playing, as usual from this time, was captured in one take - mistakes and all! Luckily, the mistakes are exceedingly small, and most people would not spot them.

For this remaster, I simply sorted out the bottom end, added some clarity to the top and added a mild tweak or two to the middle. I also beefed up the volume to modern standards and added some very mild compression / limiting to preserver the original dynamics. It is light years ahead of the original release and I am thrilled to be bringing it back to life for you to enjoy.

I had 100 copies pressed on cassette (in two batches) and if you have one, drop me a line and claim your free upgrade!

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released July 31, 2020

©1993 All music composed, arranged, performed, and produced by Steven Michael McCabe.

Songs originally recorded between March and April 1993 on Tascam Porta One 4 track recorder!

Remastered 20th July 2020

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Elegant Simplicity

ELEGANT SIMPLICITY is a Rock Band from the UK. That is all you need to know.

But! If you like eclectic rock that mixes elements of classic progressive rock, underground, folk, fusion, and all points in between, we might just be the band for you!

"Be yourself, everyone else is taken"
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