Michael Romanowski, Michael WingerSan Francisco, CA (May 17, 2010)--Michael Romanowski recently completed three mastering projects for San Francisco-based producer Michael Winger.
The three albums are After All by indie rock band Cannons and Clouds, singer-songwriter Francesca Lee's The Pieces Left and a project by Winger's own rock band, Super Adventure Club.
"Michael Romanowski was really instrumental in helping achieve a uniform sound across indie rockers Cannons and Clouds' sprawling epic statement After All," says producer Winger. "He ran the final mixes through the ATR [1-inch 2-track analog tape deck] and gave it the analog warmth that the band and I were insistent upon."
Winger, who also mixed the Cannons and Clouds album adds, "The whole album was mixed in about 10 days, which was a challenge since the arrangements got to be pretty large and the band believed strongly in making a massive, epic statement. Artistically, I think it's an amazing album and one of my favorite projects that I've worked on. Their songwriter, Zach Blizzard, is immensely talented and is definitely an artist to keep an eye on." The Cannons and Clouds album is due out in 2010.
Pop singer Francesca Lee's "wistful and dreamy" music flows from her experiences in the Bay Area, where she grew up. "I met Francesca before she had finished writing all the songs for her record," says Winger. "We were originally going to make a five-song EP, but the process went so well that the project expanded to a full album. I really enjoy working with songwriters who want to explore and aren't afraid to take chances with arrangements."
"Francesca Lee is one of those songwriters that has such a moody vibe and requires a really deft touch dynamically," offers Winger. "Her music is often delicate and dreamy but also has many moments of louder pop-like rock. Michael Romanowski was able to maintain the dynamics of the record in his mastering while still providing the punch and presence to make it commercially competitive.