When the recording of “It only hurts when we breathe” was nearly complete, I sent a few of the mixes to some friends and fellow musicians for feedback. “Trainwreck”, a straightforward rock song, had existed for a while in different forms but this was the first time it was recorded, other than on a 1983-era boom box in a rehearsal space. I sent it off to my friend Jason, whose taste in music has always been ahead of the curve.
His comment was…”cool tune – can you make it more distorted?”
“In what way?” I asked.
“Like this…” and he sent me a link to a song: “Ibitsu” by Boris
So I listened to the song.
“Oh…. you mean make is sound like it was recorded live on a 1983-era boom box?”
“Exactly” Jason replied.
Here’s the result…. (“boom box” on the choruses)
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