Bob Dylan and T Bone Burnett create unique recordings by launching new technology


Multi-Grammy Award-Winning Producer T-Bone Burnett today unveils the completion of special studio recording sessions with Bob Dylan, during which the universally acclaimed artist revisited a personally chosen set of his iconic songs for the first time in decades. These recordings culminated in the creation of Ionic Originals: newly developed discs that advance the art of recorded sound and mark the first breakthrough in analog sound reproduction in over 70 years.

Through the creation of the patented Ionic Original, Burnett has built on its mission of championing the sonic excellence of analog sound by making unprecedented advancements in media fidelity and durability. By creating a new company, NeoFidelity, Inc. to record artists across a wide range of musical genres and provide a distribution platform for Ionic Originals, Burnett is also determined to reset the value of recorded music.

As music distribution has evolved from physical to primarily digital means over the past 40 years, culminating in the streaming economy that defines the music industry today, excellence in sound reproduction has been significantly reduced. Drawing inspiration from the sonic history of recorded music, Burnett has developed an analog disc that possesses a depth, resonance, and sonic fidelity beyond that of vinyl, CD, streaming, or any other means of experiencing music. recorded.

“An Ionic Original is the pinnacle of recorded sound,” says Burnett. “It’s archival quality. This is future proof. It’s one of the ones. Not only is an Ionic original the equivalent of a painting, but it is a painting. It is a lacquer painted on an aluminum disc, with a spiral engraved on it by the music. This painting, however, has the added quality of containing this music, which can be heard by placing a stylus in the spiral and spinning it.
“When it comes to describing the quality that elevates analog sound above digital sound, the word ‘warmth’ is often used,” adds Burnett. “Analog sound has more depth, more harmonic complexity, more resonance, better imaging. Analog has more feel, more character, more touch. Digital sound is frozen. Analog sound is alive.

Multiple Grammy and Oscar winner Joseph Henry “T Bone” Burnett is a producer, musician, and songwriter. Burnett recently released Acoustic Space, the first full installment of The Invisible Light trilogy, an experimental song cycle that explores the idea that society has been subjected to a pandemic of programming that causes us to lose our ability to differentiate fact from The fiction. Burnett also composed and produced the music for the critically acclaimed HBO series “True Detective”, and his film work includes the five-time Grammy Award-winning soundtrack for O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Big Lebowski, Cold Mountain, The Hunger Games, Crazy Heart and Walk The Line, among others. He has collaborated with numerous artists, including Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello and Roy Orbison, and won Grammy Awards for Album of the Year and Record of the Year for Raising Sand by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.


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