Lost Element:
The TVD First Date

“I consider myself an audio engineer enthusiast. I am by no means an expert, but I’ve always been mesmerized by the idea of how sound works and the process of creating and capturing music, particularly my own to tape or CD format.”

“I think this love of sound grew from my first experience when I was a young boy, sitting down in front of our old record player with my father as we listened to his old vinyl records for the first time. I remember sifting through his collection, no idea who any of these bands were and pulling out the albums which stood out to me. Bands like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and artists like Billy Joel and Tom Petty. Household names to me now, but back then it was the Album Art which captured my attention.

The sheer size of the record sleeves made the designs of the cover and inserts seem like you were holding a piece of art in itself. An emotion I feel is deprived in today’s generation of CDs sleeves. A comparison which to me now, feels like the difference between painting a picture on a canvas, and printing it out on ordinary paper.

I remember watching my Dad carefully remove the record I’d chosen from the sleeve, and there was this unique smell of old vinyl as he gently blew away any dust which may have collected after years of storage in our closet. He dropped the pin and I was immediately fascinated by the sounds and spin of the record and how it all worked. I recall asking him “how do you know where to put the needle to play a song?” which he then showed me came from counting the grooves on the record.

We listened to quite a few different albums that day and I can honestly say that was a moment which led me to choose a career path toward music. To this day I still enjoy listening to vinyl records when I get the chance. With the advent of new technologies and thousands of intangible audio files that can be played at the push of a button, there’s something intimate about the physical experience of putting on a band’s record and listening to the unique and timeless sounds that only vinyl can produce.

I would absolutely love to have our Lost Element album released on vinyl! That would most definitely be one thing to scratch off the bucket list! ”
Omar Lopez, Lead Vocals

Lost Element’s single, “25” is available now.
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