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David Hinckley – David Hinckley

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David Hinckley’s instrumental self-titled November release tastefully calls one’s senses to the sights and sounds of the 60’s with laid-back jazz, blues, surf and country elements co-existing to form a nostalgic experience.  From the Merle Travis-like country bounce of Parker’s Pit to the Johnny Smith-esque intro of Cool Ranch, it is clear that Hinckley and his […]

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Tanya Donelly – Swan Song Series

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New England native, Tanya Donelly’s most recent release, Swan Song Series contains more than five volumes of new music recorded and mixed at Q Division in addition to other locations.  Tooraloo (Bonus Tracks), tracked and mixed by Rafi Sofer (additional tracking by Scott Janovitz at Moontower) captures Tanya’s sentimental lyrics in an intimate, exposed setting.  Snow Goose […]

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Tanya Donelly – Swan Songs Series

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Tanya Donnelly’s Swan Song Series is now complete and released. Over the last few years Tanya has stopped periodically to work on on this series, and the recordings have been released in stages. May 20th marks the digital/cd release of the complete series – the vinyl release is still to come. We’re super pleased to […]

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Tanya Donelly – Wild Love

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Wild Love is a co-write with our friend Will Dailey and will appear on Tanya’s 3 CD Swan Song Series set on American Laundromat Records. The song was recorded in one take (take three if memory serves) with Russell Chudnofsky on guitar, Ed Valauskas on bass, and Dean Fisher on drums. Engineered and mixed by […]

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Slight Bight – This Again

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Slight Bight is a vehicle for Gavin McCarthy’s songs. Gavin’s songs are catchy and tuneful while still allowing for exploration, especially in sections that feature Andrew Stern on guitar. Gavin performs quadruple duty – playing bass, drums, guitar, and singing! Could have named the band Quad Bight. You might have heard or seen Gavin play […]

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Brian Carpenter & The Confessions

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Two tracks from Brian Carpenter & The Confessions upcoming debut, The Far End of the World, have been released in the last couple of weeks. The band was tracked in Studio A (to 2″ tape), vocals were overdubbed in Studio B (and elsewhere), and mixed both by Craig Schumacher at his Wavelab Studio in Arizona, […]

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Helicopter Helicopter – The Modern World

Helicopter Helicopter – The Modern World

After years of laying low there’s new Helicopter Helicopter out in the world… Not only did the band reunite in Studio B last summer to track a few songs, you’ll notice ex Boston rocker Dave Foy in the video.  And they got USA Mike to mix the tune.

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Twink – Critter Club

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Twink is Mike Langlie’s toy piano band. Full of playful and ethereal sounds, Critter Club marks Twink’s 10th release. Mixed by Rafi Sofer and mastered by Mike Quinn at the Moontower. Critter Club by Twink

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Old Soldiers – Soon is a Long, Long Time

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These 10 songs from Andrew Stern’s Old Soldiers are full of hooky guitars and stories of late night romance… Old Soldier feature James Rohr on keys, Greg Loughman on left handed bass, and Jared Seabrook on drums. Andrew Stern has multiple bands, and this one’s a vehicle for songs that inhabit the rock zone (think Stones/Waits/The […]

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John Powhida International Airport – Airport Life (BC)

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If you feel like you’ve been waiting a minute for the new JPX album, you’re probably right. But, it’s been worth the wait! The new release from John Powhida International Airport finds our hero J-Po (and an all-star cast) in top form. 15 songs of smooth soul, funk, rock, and prog-art madness on a range […]

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Peter Buzzelle – Sea of White EP

Peter Buzzelle, Sea of White. Produced by Craig Small, Engineered by Rafi Sofer. 2014

Peter Buzzelle’s new EP, Sea of White, is out now on Hidden Trail Records, out of Brighton, UK. Produced by Craig Small (Airport), and recorded and mixed by Rafi Sofer in Studio B, the EP features five guitar rock tunes that are laden with harmonies, riffs, thundering drums, and heartache. Sea of White EP by […]

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Faces on Film – The Rule (Video)

Faces on Film – The Rule

The video for Face’s on Film’s The Rule is from their new record, Elite Lines. This song, and the other 7 tracks were recorded and mixed in Studio B, by Rafi Sofer and Mike Fiore, over the course of a few days. The entire album makes great use of our various tape machines: both the […]

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Rafi Sofer

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Rafi is Q Division’s head engineer. Selected Discography: Old Soldiers – Soon is a Long, Long Time (2014) – Recording and Mixing – Self Released Peter Buzzelle – Sea of White (2014) – Recording, Mixing, Producing – Hidden Trail Records Faces on Film – Elite Lines (2014) – Recording & Mixing – Self released Gem […]

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Charlie Chesterman – Carolina Blue (BC)

A collection of rarities and outtakes. Includes a track recorded at Q Division for this collection.

The last studio recording by Charlie Chesterman was cut live in Studio A with a band of Charlie’s friends. The result is this lovely tune, Carolina Blue. Rafi and Pete Weiss engineered the recording, and Pete mixed it up in Verdant on his Neve. It appeared on a compilation called Solid Gold Electric Chestnut Dispenser, […]

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Claws that Catch – Edward Weston b/w Texas

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Claws that Catch tracked these two catchy pop tunes in Studio B in 2013. Edward Weston b/w Texas by Claws That Catch

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