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Glice Release ‘Cielo’ LP

Cielo album cover by Glice‘Cielo,’ the new album from Dutch noise duo Glice (Ruben Braeken and Melle Kromhout) is now available for purchase. The album was mixed and engineered by Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten) and was mastered by James Plotkin.

While vaguely falling into the “noise” category of sound and music, Glice’s work contains a depth that is rarely achieved in such an overcrowded, ambiguous genre. There exists an intangible quality, reminiscent of yesteryear cult favorites such as Organum, The New Blockaders, SPK, etc. Absolutely worth investigation if these are familiar names.

The album is available to stream or download via Bandcamp.

Preview the album below.

James Plotkin featured in ‘121 Mastering Tips from the Experts’

James Plotkin promo shot

James Plotkin

James Plotkin recently was featured in the article ‘121 Mastering Tips from the Experts.’, a resource for emerging DIY recording, mixing, mastering, and engineering professionals featured advice from Plotkin in the “Favorite Mastering Chains” and “Sage Advice” sections of the article.

A preview of Plotkin’s ‘Sage Advice’:

Remember that everyone hears things differently, and that your role is to help your client hear their recording the way they envision it.

Read the full article at

Maniac Cop 2 and Cannibal Holocaust Vinyl Releases

Mondo Maniac 2 vinylMondo Cannibal Holocaust LPMondo is releasing the original motion picture soundtracks for Maniac Cop 2 and Cannibal Holocaust for the first time ever on vinyl. Both releases are mastered for vinyl by James Plotkin.

Jay Chattaway’s Maniac Cop 2 score is presented in this limited-edition one-time pressing on randomly inserted 180 Gram Black and Fire Colored vinyl.

Riz Ortolani’s score for the notorious Cannibal Holocaust is pressed on 180 gram Green Inferno vinyl.

Visit the Mondo website for purchasing information.