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July 19, 2019

Eight-Track Magic

By: Laurie Gallardo

Daisy O’Connor had a wonderful time making her new album, MIXTAPE II – on an 8-track cassette recorder.

Now, if you’re at all familiar with the radiant voice and spirit of the Austin-based songwriter, it’s not odd or a big surprise, but such a task might make the more digitally-inclined cringe with worry. What about any mistakes? Or extra takes? The choices?? For O’Connor, it was a much-desired commitment to the immediacy and the magic of each moment within each song. And it rid her of the hassle of literally having too many options that can make any production overwhelming and ultimately, less satisfying. It’s a dynamic and poetic return to musical roots, directly from the source.

Don’t miss Daisy O’Connor at her album release show tonight at the Cactus Cafe, 2247 Guadalupe in the Texas Union at UT. Special guest Aubrey Hays starts out the night. Doors open at 8 p.m. Recommended.

-Photography by Gabriel C. Pérez.


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