I don't think it is a "new trend" to use bad sound in recording. I'm pretty sure it just happens because people are not experienced enough or maybe don't have the patience to do it right, typically giving priorities to artistic performance work flow aspects in a tough situation. And like you, I have noticed that her recordings sound a bit crappy. I guess she would like them to sound better if it was possible, given the looper pedal based recording technique she seems to be using. I do like her music very much though, and this makes me like even here recordings. Greetings from Sweden Per Boysen www.boysen.se www.perboysen.com On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 12:06 AM, Erdem Helvacioglu <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > i have just listened to the new juana molina tracks on her myspace site. >is > it just me who thinks the tracks sound very bad. i am talking about the > quality of recording, mixing and mastering. it sounds like everything was > recorded with a cheap dynamic mic and not eqed at all. eq, > compresion problems all over the place. is this a new trend to have your > recordings sound bad to make it indie? i am hearing this kind of sound > engineer problems on many new indie albums. i do not think this trend >helps > the artists or the industry in general. your opinions?