and the Wolfpack
Hello Sunny Day & Smile
1996/1997 & 2001/2002
Looking at the album, then listening to the
record “Hello Sunny Day” I will say they do not mix. After
listening to the album I would say the design should have
been a little more representative of the music, which is
ranging from Beatles era styles to 1980’s classic rock. There
is some great songwriting on this. The flow of the album
is a little awkward, but it all sounds good. The recording
quality and engineering work, including production and “pickiness”
is a little weak, but better than what I have heard out of
bands playing these same styles. Plus, this album is the
first of the two I received.
The next album, “Smile,” even though it was completed several
years later, sounds identical. The recording quality is not
better; the songs are still well written and poorly recorded.
They attempted a rendition of “Love” by John Lennon and actually
did a decent job of it. Going back to the recording, there
are a lot of inconsistencies, especially on track 11 where
there is obvious distortion in the recording. Randy’s band
used electronic drums on this recording and it was very obvious.
They are very thin sounding, no energy and very digital.
I would lean to say these guys are in it for the fun, and
doing the best with what they have. Keep learning, guys!
You have great material, just need to step up the recordings
and attention to detail if you intend on taking this project
“Smile” 14, “Moment”
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Beyer is a trained musician, performer, songwriter, arranger,
and self-taught businessman. After spending five years
in the Army Band he moved back to Portland, OR and began
designing sound systems and marketing pro audio gear.
He later was hired to book for a local Portland venue,
putting bands on stage seven nights a week where he reviewed
all CDs submitted. In 1998 he formed Beyer Sound Productions
with a goal to serve musicians.