|Official cover for Teorema's homonym first album|
The second problem was that they asked the recording studio to record them in a live-session fashion but only with two mics for the the drum set so the room reverb is all over the place. And to complicate things even further, their genre is -in the band's own words- shoegaze with death metal, so clarity is not exactly its strongest feature.
Due to so much distortion, a mostly-digital mastering was needed, except for a passive EQ that added a lot of character to the sound. But the real challenge was that the listener could enjoy the music from a very unusual record in a genre that by definition is more inclined to texture rather than definition.
Song before mastering
Song after mastering
In the end, the album resulted in a very interesting piece of art that has done pretty well in 2 years.
You can listen to ir or buy it in digital format at the band's official Bandcamp.
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