This week I received the final master of the new album! It sounds awesome. I am really proud of it! Zlaya Hadzic from LOUD!/Studio 150 in Amsterdam has mastered the album. Zlaya is known for his work with Benjamin Herman and New Cool Collective but he also worked with great rock bands like Sonic Youth and Tortoise. For those of you that don’t really know what a master is; in short the master is the ‘sound enhanced’ final version of the album, in the right sequence, the actual album you guys are going to hear and from which the factory will press the cd’s eventually. So, really there’s only one way to go from here, press the cd’s and upload it for the online music stores. But not before we finish the artwork, which is coming along nicely….. more about that in the next update! And… I will try to have a surprise for you by the end of the year… So keep checking in! Oh and then this: May 10th, 2012. Bimhuis. Amsterdam. THE release concert!! Get your tickets now!!
I’m really proud to announce that I’m collaborating with the renowned Dutch luthier Frans Elferink of Elferink Guitars. He’s currently building my very own signature Elferink guitar. The only other guitarist with a signature Elferink is master guitarist Jesse van Ruller. You can imagine I’m really proud of this. From March 2012 you’ll be able to order your Elferink ‘Marzio Scholten’ model. More info soon. Have a look at the pictures of my guitar as it’s being built as we speak!
We have a few nice concerts coming up with the Marzio Scholten Quartet in November (and almost November… October)!! Come out and hear this band!!
* Martijn Vink – drums
** Kristijan Krajncan – drums
P.S. Unfortunately the Marzio Scholten Group concert of 29/11 in Amstelveen has been cancelled!
Last update I told you guys that we were going to have the album mixed by engineer Chris Weeda. Well, he did… and how! It was such a pleasure spending the day with Chris at his mixing studio. He made the recordings sound exactly how I wanted it to sound. I’m really excited with the results and can’t wait to share it with you guys! The next step is to decide on the right track order and have the album mastered. Meanwhile a fantastic illustrator has begun on the artwork… more about that later…