DC3 Orchestra

Season One

A Jon Phelps project

The Source

The Source

How much of the music that enters
your head is controlled data?

How much started out as a greasy guitar riff or a mile-eating rhythm on a steering wheel only to enter your ear buds as pro-tooled, click-tracked music shadows that have had their mid-range guts ripped out by compression?

How much of what is crammed into your hand-held device is the result of a digital mangling that leaves your song list a pool of heart-thin, soul-bereft, polished tripe that is a caricature of its long forgotten inspiration?

There is a music studio that sits on a mountaintop in the clouds, near the world's largest ocean. It is designed as a sonic masterpiece. Many rooms are wired for sound; most of them dark, as a group of friends gather in a room lined with wooden walls and guitars everywhere, like trees in a forest.

The Rune stone is a 1970 Neve recording console that captured and holds the memory of Jimi and Elvis.

There is a reason that so many fervent artists are turning the clock forward to analog recording on vinyl. There is a reason you won't find pro-tools and click tracks, just tubes and 2-inch tape. Welcome to sessions in a temple, where THE talent, passion and soul of THESE artists conspire to conjure and create real music. They dig deep into their hearts and souls, UNGUARDED, because this is not about cranking out songs for a hit parade, it's about reaching for the source.

Filled with deep passion and thick organic harmonies, artists with crazy talent and great success in their own right gather as family unearthing the roots of a soulful songwriter, getting their hands and voices dirty.

Music
$17

Season One
CD

Recorded at the Sonic Temple March 2011 - February 2013

Produced by Jon Phelps with Dan Phelps

Engineered by Martin Woodlee

Mixed by Martin Woodlee with Dan Phelps

Assistant Engineer: Barrett Miller

Mastered by Doug Sax

$25

Season One
Vinyl + CD

All vinyl records include a CD in a single sleeve.

Recorded at the Sonic Temple March 2011 - February 2013

Produced by Jon Phelps with Dan Phelps

Engineered by Martin Woodlee

Mixed by Martin Woodlee with Dan Phelps

Assistant Engineer: Barrett Miller

Mastered by Doug Sax

$65

Hat, Shirt and Vinyl Bundle

Bundle pack includes Season One Vinyl, CD in a single sleeve, Hat, and 100% cotton Brown Flyboy Tee. 

The Orchestra

The Orchestra

This album was born of the idea that music is not about ego. Music is creativity, expression, and in many ways, it is worship. Technology has enabled just about anyone to be an artist now, with a result that is homogeneous and so often lacking heart. But amid the manufactured sounds that are crowding the airwaves, there has been a return to harmony—to bluegrass, funk, soul, and sounds that are raw. Our concept is simple: we’re an orchestra of musicians devoted to making music that is real. ...

Provisions
Heart & Soul