The tapes for the first three Thanatos records have been siting around waiting on me to get off my arse and have them digitized. I finally did so.
The question here is what am I going to do with these once they are digitized? Do I go for a remix/remaster and release them again? I honestly do not know if it is necessary with regard to the first record. I think it sounds fairly good as is. If I could go back in time I might try to rein in the reverb a bit but at the TIME? That was what I wanted it to sound like.
Why should 55 year old me get to boss 26 year old me around?
But let's see what we find on the tracks before we say NO WAY. Maybe Sam and I missed some brilliant track on a song that should be included in a new mix.
More likely than that is the possibility that bass, guitar, vocals and a click are on the tapes while most of the samples and virtual instruments are absent. There is absolutely no reason to remix and remaster the original version of Blisters. I think it sounds great as is. This leaves open an intriguing possibility; what about a new record based on what IS there? A sort of Thanatos Re-Blistered or Blisters 2022. Is this necessary? Is the world clamoring for it? Not really but it would be fun for me and right now my idea is to have various people take what is there and make entirely new songs using the parts.
Whether this happens I do not know but we shall see. I certainly didn't pay for the digital masters to do nothing with them.
One discussion I've had is doing vinyl for This Endless Night Inside. I am totally open to doing that if the time frame for vinyl production becomes less lengthy. I've seen turnaround times of over a year for small batch vinyl. I'd need to know, in advance, I could sell at least 100 copies before I would even think about doing it. I'd have to charge something like $35-40 for a single vinyl disc record . Would people cough that up?
You tell me!