Gas 0095 Quotes: Bob Katz

bob_katzFor the Future Music Magazine feature on Gas 0095,  Bob Katz, world famous mastering engineer was kind enough to give us a quote about the album…

Mat Jarvis’ restoration of Gas 0095; it sounds to me like it was originally mixed to analog tape, congratulations on doing a good, conservative job with the noise reduction.
I must say that I’m quite impressed by the sound and the music. It is a very interesting electronic album with extraordinarily impressive and natural dynamics (don’t turn up your volume at the beginning or you’ll be fooled!). Good stereo imaging and variety and wonderful musicality. This is enjoyable and interesting experimental music that I highly recommend. Nice job!

 Bob Katz is a highly respected mastering engineer who invented the K-system, was award a US patent for his circuit design, “Process for Enhancing the Existing Ambience, Imaging, Depth, Clarity and Spaciousness of Sound Recordings.” (K-Stereo and K-Surround), and runs his own mastering company Digital Domain. Many thanks Bob.

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Future Music Magazine, Classic Albums: Gas 0095

We’re very pleased to tell you that there is a 3 page feature and interview with Mat Jarvis talking about the Gas 0095 album in this months Future Music magazine for their Classic Albums series.

Talking to Roy Spencer, Mat goes through the album track by track explaining the stories behind each.

Business is never usual for Gas producer Mat Jarvis. This highly-collectible and experimental electronic album for the now defunct Emit label is proof enough of that. It’s the sound of a man in love with sonics, given free reign to invent a new language in sound. There are no rules.

The interview was transcribed a little strangely, so some of the grammar appears to be a little odd. There are also details of equipment used,  working methods, Emit Records, Square Dance Studios, the stories behind the names…

It’s just the sound of robots talking to each other. What are they saying? I don’t know. I just record it.

In future posts we’ll upload some of the material that never made it to the feature, such as quotes from influential artists talking about the album, videos and photographs.

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Quotes used by kind permission.