Carmen Gomes Inc. - Little Blue (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] RE-UP

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Carmen Gomes Inc. - Little Blue (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] RE-UP

Carmen Gomes Inc. - Little Blue (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 42:37 minutes | 869 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Another Carmen Gomes release for the small Amsterdam based label Sound Liaison. "Little Blue is a collection of songs that I feel strongly about. Songs of my youth that made an lingering impression and original compositions, some written a long time ago; some only recently. They all deal with topics of everyday life that keeps my mind occupied: the choices we make, how we define ourselves and how we deal with life in general" – Carmen Gomes.

Carmen Gomes, Folker Tettero, Peter Bjørnild and Bert Kamsteeg are long past the 10.000 hours and this is where it gets interesting. As an example take Bert Kamsteeg's playing on the introduction of ''Until you are ready'', he fills up the space left for him with only the bass drum leaving the rest of the kit alone. Or the carefully chosen notes and amount of effect Folker Tettero use in his replies on Holding Back the years, almost suggesting more than playing. Or the fills Peter Bjørnild plays in his line on ''Don't miss you", never in the way of the melody or the solo, but still firmly taking up the space, when it is available.

And last but not least, the leader of the band Carmen Gomes, whose phrasing and control of emotion has reached complete mastery. Every word and melodic phrase seems to appear from years of soul searching and life experience. Carmen Gomes knows just how much or little is needed to convey the right amount of feeling for a particular song. Although sometimes the amount of feeling and emotion that is needed is almost too much for Carmen herself. We had to call for break after the Little Girl Blue take because Carmen was in tears and overcome with emotions. You can hear the voice starting to break up towards the end of the song.


01 - Holding back the years
02 - Wouldn't change a thing
03 - Only you can
04 - Needle and the damage done
05 - Little girl blue
06 - A Better man
07 - Until you're ready
08 - Soul
09 - Don't miss you
10 - Brass in Pocket

Recording by Frans de Rond for Sound Liaison.
Recorded at M.C.O, Studio 2, Hilversum, The Netherlands, on August 17 & 18, 2014 and April 12, 2015.
Mixing and mastering by Frans de Rond and Peter Bjornild for Sound Liaison.

Carmen Gomes - vocals
Folker Tettero - guitars
Peter Bjørnild - double bass, bass guitar
Bert Kamsteeg - drums

Analyzed: Carmen Gomes Inc. / Little Blue

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR14 -0.32 dB -15.90 dB 5:03 01-Holding back the years
DR13 -0.33 dB -15.57 dB 4:33 02-Wouldn't change a thing
DR11 -1.73 dB -16.29 dB 3:35 03-Only you can
DR11 -1.08 dB -15.77 dB 2:51 04-Needle and the damage done
DR11 -1.00 dB -16.28 dB 4:19 05-Little girl blue
DR12 -0.32 dB -15.32 dB 3:24 06-A Better man
DR13 -0.32 dB -15.63 dB 4:39 07-Until you're ready
DR12 -0.32 dB -14.48 dB 3:37 08-Soul
DR11 -0.32 dB -14.19 dB 6:10 09-Don't miss you
DR12 -0.32 dB -14.04 dB 4:25 10-Brass in Pocket

Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2798 kbps
Codec: FLAC

Thanks to the Original customer!

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