A while back I made a post about going through my old cassettes trying to find any useful material for a Romans project I was putting together. I finally found a place in NYC that can handle the DAT tapes that won't charge a huge amount of money. Later this week I'll be dropping off those EP and LP session masters and cassette session outtakes for transfers. It shouldn't take that long, maybe a day or maybe over the weekend. From there I have to edit the material and then hand those over for EQ and levels mastering. That will unfortunately take longer but will be worth it. Another thing I'm doing is trying to get ahold of pictures and lyrics that have been floating around for inclusion in a book. The book may or may not include tour journal bits or random stories for context. But I think what we'd like to do is hear from everybody that had bothered to track down this material in the first place. Whether it was the crappy compressed files that have been floating around or the actual vinyl. If you have any stories you'd like to share for inclusion, feel free to pass them along. I'll post more info as it comes, DVG 2/6/12 Update: The DATs and cassettes have been converted and I'll be meeting up with Bryan Heany (Romans drummer) to get these mastered. Bryan also has the 1/4 inch reels for the unreleased LP (Plays For One) and we'll be comparing that to the DAT to see what sounds best. Then we'll do some uploading. In the meantime, if you have any pictures from any of our shows, please pass them on and we'll include them in the booklet we're putting together. Thanks! 2/22/12 Update: I met with Bryan Heany and we both convened back at Western Sound Studios in Kalamazoo (where we recorded the Siege of Port Theodora Sessions)to go through all of the recordings. We selected the extra tracks for inclusion and Bryan did some EQ'ing on some stuff. He'll be mastering that soon and then we'll upload those to a bandcamp site where you can download them at rather nice frequencies for the first time ever. Also, were currently answering questions and gathering artwork for the Romans booklet. Everything is getting that much closer.
August 2012 Update:
David Shinaver (vocalist, bassist) uploaded a few clips from one of our shows at the Comet circa 1997. This would be the transition period between the single and album. They're pretty easy to find on you tube.