Empire, Still Empirical

29 years later, Queensrÿche’s “Empire” (1990) still impresses me with its deft audio engineering. It’s a cornerstone in the wall of sound. James Barton (engineer) and Bob Ludwig (mastering) did a bang-up job on the album’s sound with the band’s source material. It’s still fuckin’ loud with minimal compressor pumping, and the soundstage is still […]


Adverb for agreement and consent. Amen. Statement of “so be it”. Amen. Punctuation to a long prayer. Amen. That is the past. These are our hopes. This is our intent. Amen. Please let us move on, dream on, go forward into the dark night. Amen. Pushing to the sunrise of our souls, of our world. […]