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Black Matter Mastering

Black Matter Mastering (615)424-6509 // www.blackmattermastering.com Black Matter Mastering is a one person operation, Located in Nashville, TN. I have been recording, mixing, and mastering bands for over 10 years.

I started in 2001 Setting up at rehearsal spaces and spare bedrooms. In 2003 I started the McAlpine House Studio, where I was the sole engineer, recording and mastering (to tape until 2005.) The McAlpine house recorded it's last session May 2nd 2010 (Symptoms) due to the flooding of Nashville. After recouping from the loss, recording/mastering resumed at a different location, under a different name. This is the mastering half of that different location/different name.

I started in 2001 Setting up at rehearsal spaces and spare bedrooms. In 2003 I started the McAlpine House Studio, where I was the sole engineer, recording and mastering (to tape until 2005.) The McAlpine house recorded it's last session May 2nd 2010 (Symptoms) due to the flooding of Nashville. After recouping from the loss, recording/mastering resumed at a different location, under a different name. This is the mastering half of that different location/different name.

Operating as usual

In just a couple months we will start putting together the next batch of #MagnoliaSessions for @anticorpmusic Will from ...
03/07/2022

In just a couple months we will start putting together the next batch of #MagnoliaSessions for @anticorpmusic Will from @roundsoundstudio just dropped off this stereo DI that he built me for the binaural mic. Personalized and everything. Go give him a follow, and if you’re looking for an awesome studio to record at in Nashville, hit him up. #roundsoundstudio #anticorp #anticorpmusic #blackmattermastering #binauralrecording

My goofy looking ass talked about #mastering and #magnoliasessions among other things in the most recent episode of @spi...
11/17/2021

My goofy looking ass talked about #mastering and #magnoliasessions among other things in the most recent episode of @spinthatsh*tpodcast . Check that out at the link in their bio, or anywhere you can listen to podcasts. #blackmattermastering #anticorpmusic

This was a very fun record to work on l. Hot Sass by @lizcooperdotcom The etching I designed based off of some doodles L...
11/09/2021

This was a very fun record to work on l. Hot Sass by @lizcooperdotcom The etching I designed based off of some doodles Liz made. It’s a zoetrope animation, so the whole thing moves while the record spins, so long as you are looking at it through your phone’s camera with good lighting. The song Smoke Break was also cut inside the etching by renowned mastering engineer Chris Muth of @taloowa Mastering. The packaging on this record is phenomenal. #etchedvinyl #lizcooper #hotsass #blackmattermastering #vinylcollection #vinyljunkie

I’m bad about keeping current with what’s going on here. I’ll try harder.That said, the Year 2 recordings of #MagnoliaSe...
10/05/2021

I’m bad about keeping current with what’s going on here. I’ll try harder.
That said, the Year 2 recordings of #MagnoliaSessions are coming out on @anticorpmusic . A new album recorded in an incredibly unforgiving environment dropping on the 1st Friday of each month. All production done at BMM. First up was @lostdogstreetband whose Mag Session hit number 3 on the @billboard Bluegrass charts on it’s first week of release. Following that one was @thehillcountrydevil who’s session has been out for just over a week. I’ll keep posting interesting sh*t here. I promise. #blackmattermastering #interestingsh*t #binauralrecording #anticorpmusic #lostdogstreetband #benjamintod #thehillcountrydevil

It’s release day for the new @derekandsusan (Tedeschi Trucks Band) album. All sorts of cool stuff going on here. Etched ...
07/16/2021

It’s release day for the new @derekandsusan (Tedeschi Trucks Band) album. All sorts of cool stuff going on here. Etched at BMM. Art by the incredible @madalynstefanak
There are even songs cut around the etching #etchedvinyl #tedeschitrucksband #madalynstefanak #blackmattermastering

Mail drop: just got the @midnightviolators ‘Rehearsal Vomits’ LP that I worked on. Released on @chainedrecordsla by my g...
07/02/2021

Mail drop: just got the @midnightviolators ‘Rehearsal Vomits’ LP that I worked on. Released on @chainedrecordsla by my good friend Omid. Pick one up to fill all your sleazy rock n roll needs! #midnight #rehearsalvomits

@mattheckler and I did an interview with @thesleepingshaman about the Magnolia Sessions to cap off the first year. Go to...
06/02/2021

@mattheckler and I did an interview with @thesleepingshaman about the Magnolia Sessions to cap off the first year. Go to their page or follow the link below to check it out. Learn something dammit!

https://www.thesleepingshaman.com/interviews/dan-emery-matt-heckler/
#anticorp #mattheckler #magnoliasessions #binauralrecordings #themoreyouknow

04/29/2021

I spent the past 3 days splitting my time between mastering records and tracking with @joewunderle , who along with his 6 piece band tracked over 50 takes live, with minimal overdubs. I cannot understate how incredibly talented they all are. It is rare to get a group of people in the same room who can understand the nuances of each other’s role, and work to each other’s advantages. Here is a snippet of a 4 part harmony section, that I had to capture on film to validate the fact that there is no “studio magic” that can replace raw talent and musical intuition. #joewunderle #folk #ohio

Head over to @consequence and check out the first single from @ivsonofiii who is the latest in succession of arguably th...
04/07/2021

Head over to @consequence and check out the first single from @ivsonofiii who is the latest in succession of arguably the most important bloodline in country music, and plays in a band with/is produced by my good friend @dietzjason (Mastered at BMM)

Check out the @electric_python LP at their Bandcamp, and pick up the vinyl while you’re at it. Total rager!!! (Mastered ...
03/06/2021

Check out the @electric_python LP at their Bandcamp, and pick up the vinyl while you’re at it. Total rager!!! (Mastered at BMM)

I haven’t posted any of these in a while, but I should because there are a ton out there. @nosahdow took some really nic...
03/01/2021

I haven’t posted any of these in a while, but I should because there are a ton out there. @nosahdow took some really nice clear shots of the @sparklehorse.official etchings that I did. They are part of a box set that was recently released by @vinylmeplease #sparklehorse #vinylmeplease #etchedvinyl #vinylcommunity #vinyljunkie #vinyljunkies #vinyljunkiesunite

@jeff_loops just released his album to all digital platforms. Go check it out. (Mixed/Mastered at BMM!) #jeffloops #into...
12/06/2020

@jeff_loops just released his album to all digital platforms. Go check it out. (Mixed/Mastered at BMM!) #jeffloops #intothenight #lostdogstreetband #blackmattermastering

I’m in @music_connection magazine! #musicconnection #blackmattermastering #vinylrecords
09/29/2020

I’m in @music_connection magazine! #musicconnection #blackmattermastering #vinylrecords

Today is the release of the new Tvsexdeath single from their upcoming album. Check that out. (Mastered at BMM)
09/07/2020
Sun Slut

Today is the release of the new Tvsexdeath single from their upcoming album. Check that out. (Mastered at BMM)

Tvsexdeath · Single · 2020 · 1 songs.

Timeline photos
06/02/2020

Timeline photos

OUT NOW! An album I am incredibly proud to have done! The Real Kool Keith x Thetan SPACE GORETEX! Available digitally on...
04/10/2020

OUT NOW! An album I am incredibly proud to have done! The Real Kool Keith x Thetan SPACE GORETEX! Available digitally on all platforms and physically at www.anticorpmusic.com (will also be available in brick and mortar stores when they reopen) Photo by Gridfailure #koolkeith #droctagon #drdooom #blackelvis #thetan #thetanband #spacegoretex #anticorp #anticorpmusic

This is significant #grindcore
12/11/2019

This is significant #grindcore

But what does it mean?
12/04/2019

But what does it mean?

Working on some sparkly style etchings. #etchedvinyl #etchedrecord #vinylcollection #vinylporn #vinyligclub #vinylrecord...
11/01/2019

Working on some sparkly style etchings.

#etchedvinyl #etchedrecord #vinylcollection #vinylporn #vinyligclub #vinylrecords #vinyladdict #vinylcollector #vinylart #vinyljunky #vinylcommunity #vinylove #vinylmusic #vinylonly #vinylhoarder #vinyllovers #vinylclub #vinylhead #vinyladdiction #vinyljunkies #record #vinyl #records #recordetching #recordetchings #vinyletching

This one slipped past me. I didn't even realize it was already out. Noisy punk from Adderall, out on The Plague of Man R...
09/26/2019
ADDERALL VS BIG PHARMA, by Adderall

This one slipped past me. I didn't even realize it was already out. Noisy punk from Adderall, out on The Plague of Man Records (Mastered at BMM)

5 track album

Preorder the vinyl. (Etched at BMM)
08/07/2019
The Muffs announce first album in five years, 'No Holiday'

Preorder the vinyl. (Etched at BMM)

It's an 18-song album and features songs written between 1991 and 2017. ”We decided to have a long album and use songs that had been in my arsenal but were weeded out for super concise albums,” says Kim Shattuck.

Thanks to the dudes in Autarch for letting me be part of their vision again. Check the new track out, and prepare yourse...
08/02/2019
Mercury, by Autarch

Thanks to the dudes in Autarch for letting me be part of their vision again. Check the new track out, and prepare yourself for the full album, because it's a banger.

from the album The Light Escaping

Here is one of the center etchings for the new @jibberjabber_official LP coming soon on @anticorpmusic #etchedvinyl #vin...
06/12/2019

Here is one of the center etchings for the new @jibberjabber_official LP coming soon on @anticorpmusic #etchedvinyl #vinyladdict #vinylcollection #punk #anticorp #jibberjabber

This just dropped a day or so ago. Word on the street is that they're giving some free downloads out. Head on over to th...
05/30/2019
Your Stupid, by Jibber Jabber

This just dropped a day or so ago. Word on the street is that they're giving some free downloads out. Head on over to the Jibber Jabber page and hop on that. (Mastered at BMM)

11 track album

What kind of Anti-Corporate Music inc. release would it be if it didn’t have some kind of etching? The new album from Ma...
05/24/2019

What kind of Anti-Corporate Music inc. release would it be if it didn’t have some kind of etching? The new album from Matt Heckler is at the pressing plant now. Mastering and etchings done at BMM.
#etchedvinyl #anticorp #mattheckler #vinyl #vinyladdict #vinylcollection #vinyljunkies

The Record Store Day reveal video that Chris from Bull Moose does every year is up now. Chris has been a huge supporter ...
04/11/2019
215 Record Store Day releases UNBOXED by Bull Moose

The Record Store Day reveal video that Chris from Bull Moose does every year is up now. Chris has been a huge supporter of BMM for a few years, and I am absolutely flattered that he has made numerous videos showcasing my work. That said, go watch the entire video. The 2 Anti-Corporate Music inc. projects that I did are near the beginning, but do yourself a favor and watch the whole thing. Do it. You’ve got time.

https://youtu.be/JUHaQq8-tw8

Damn, I'm tired. Enjoy! Timeline: 1:11 Freebies Shown in Previous Record Time With Chris videos 2:20 VA-Boy Meets Girl 3:05 VA-Poppies - Assorted Finery From...

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FREE DOWNLOAD ALERT; Please download this free for a limited time. Play it loud for your Halloween/Samhain actions and pass the link along. GRIDFAILURE presents the third installation of its ambient Halloween/Samhain-delivered series, When The Lights Go Out. When The Lights Go Out Vol. III is inspired by classic horror cinema, like a marathon of classic suspense, murder, and supernatural films, its ten ethereal songs placing the listener in precarious, dire circumstances. Joining GRIDFAILURE creator David Brenner’s discordant web of vocals, guitars, keys, field recordings, and more include guest permeations from Benjamin Levitt (Megalophobe, Gridfailure-live), Jeff Wilson (Chrome Waves, Deeper Graves, Contrition), Dan Emery (Thetan), Lane Oliver (Yatsu), Liz Ciavarella-Brenner, Isaac Campbell, Steve Truglio, and Joe D’iaci. Recorded and mixed by David Brenner at The Compound in Valley Cottage, New York. Mastered by Dan Emery at Black Matter Mastering in Nashville, Tennessee. Cover photography/design by Brenner. released October 31, 2021 Liz Ciavarella-Brenner Jeff Wilson Chrome Waves Black Matter Mastering Yatsu Earsplit PR
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An outstanding review, thanks to Nine Circles: "Who would even think to come up with something like this? Certainly not me, and that is definitely something to be said for the duo behind this. There is nothing at all like Dismemberment Cabaret right now, and I doubt there will be for some time, at least." Gridfailure Mac Gollehon Nefarious Industries Nine Circles Black Matter Mastering Earsplit PR
4.5/5 REVIEW // AUSTIN STAMBAUGH - The Magnolia Sessions https://www.nexusnewspaper.com/2021/05/20/new-music-revue-austin-stambaugh-captures-sadness-perfectly/ Austin Stambaugh Black Matter Mastering Anti-Corporate Music inc. Nexus Newspaper
GRIDFAILURE Featuring MAC GOLLEHON: MetalSucks Streams Dismemberment Cabaret Collaboration By Platinum Jazz Artist And Harsh Solo Act; Album Out Friday Through Nefarious Industries http://www.earsplitcompound.com/site/2021/05/20/gridfailure-featuring-mac-gollehon-metalsucks-streams-dismemberment-cabaret-collaboration-by-platinum-jazz-artist-and-harsh-solo-act-album-out-friday-through-nefarious-industries/ Gridfailure Mac Gollehon Nefarious Industries Earsplit PR Black Matter Mastering MetalSucks.net
"You want something different? We’ve got different." - MetalSucks Gridfailure Mac Gollehon Nefarious Industries Earsplit PR Black Matter Mastering
AUSTIN STAMBAUGH: Nashville Folk Artist Releases New Album Through Anti-Corporate Music’s Outdoor Series The Magnolia Sessions; “My Fear Of God” Playing At The Sleeping Shaman https://myemail.constantcontact.com/AUSTIN-STAMBAUGH--Nashville-Folk-Artist-Releases-New-Album-Through-Anti-Corporate-Music-s-Outdoor-Series-The-Magnolia-Sessions--.html?soid=1114457189250&aid=pOiuO14sW6Q Austin Stambaugh, Anti-Corporate Music inc., Black Matter Mastering, Earsplit PR
Austin Stambaugh Anti-Corporate Music inc. Black Matter Mastering The Sleeping Shaman
Dismemberment Cabaret – the harsh/jazz collaborative album between New York harsh/experimental soloist GRIDFAILURE and world-renowned trumpet player MAC GOLLEHON – will see release through Nefarious Industries on May 21. Along with the disorienting video premiere of the “Transient Fault” single, Cvlt Nation writes, “This song will seep into the dark places of your mind and spread all over. Imagine the planet called noise was overtaken by the planet called free jazz on acid… watching this will expand your mind and might give you nightmares in the daytime. On the real GRIDFAILURE and MAC GOLLEHON coming together makes sense because they both represent an altered state of freedom.” Gollehon describes the song as, “Drone tones, network breakdown, discordant components. Butterflies swarm the medical debris in search of warmth in the humid dawn quicksand as you can feel the comfort blanket of overhead powerlines remaining transient within the attrition.” Brenner writes, “The consuming bleakness that permeates our pandemic lockdown despair is here delivered in a multi-disorienting concept, as the circuits trip and the faultline ruptures internally, the darkest recesses are exposed." Out May 21 on cassette & digital platforms worldwide. Pre-orders, including merch bundles, available at https://nefariousindustries.com/nef-75 ​ Gridfailure Nefarious Industries Black Matter Mastering Earsplit PR