Art In Tone
24/96 wav soundtrack

Release date: 19 May 2023


SKU: GR-164-5 Category:


GR-164-5, GR1993 Records

In October 2022, Djabe took part in a special recording session at the ARTONE studio belongs to Record Industry pressing plant in Haarlem, The Netherlands. The band direct-to-disc recorded 4 sides of the double album at 45 RPM. The recording was done on the Direct Metal Mastering cutting machine, using High-End analogue equipments only.

Djabe is known for the excellent sound of its recordings and vinyl records. They recorded several of their albums using analogue technology, and they always cut their records from analogue master tapes, but they have not yet recorded any of their albums directly to record.

The high-quality technique of the ARTONE studio and the professional knowledge of the studio’s staff make the result unique in the band’s history. The discs reproduce analog sound at a level that is also outstanding internationally.

Tamás Barabás, the band’s sound engineer and bassist, worked closely with the studio’s professionals, including engineers Rinus Hooning and Martijn Schouten during the recording.

Musicians on the record:

Tamás Barabás bass guitar, sound engineer
Attila Égerházi classical and electric guitar, percussion
Áron Koós-Hutás trumpet, flugelhorn
Péter Kaszás drums, vocal
Zoltán Bubenyák keyboards
Steve Hackett pre-recorded electric guitar from tape (D/3)


Side A (45 RPM)
1. Clouds Dance 6:06
2. Turtle Trek 6:38
3. Distant Dance 4:27

Side B (45 RPM)
1. Lava Lamp 9:15
2. Two Little Snowflakes 7:49

Side C (45 RPM)
1. Deep Lights 8:35
2. Buzzy Island 6:40

Side D (45 RPM)
1. Island 4:55
2. Beats Of Haarlem 5:49
3. In That Quiet Earth 5:02

Djabe: Making Of Art In Tone DVD

On the bonus DVD packed with the LP box, you can watch the 14 camera video recordings made during the recording of the 4 record sides, authentically documenting the process. The video has 24-bit/96 kHz high-definition stereo sound, which was digitized from the master tapes used as safety recordings during the session in 24-bit/192 kHz quality.
In addition to the recordings of the four album sides, a documentary in Hungarian and English tells the entire story of the recording process in the Netherlands.

Recording Side A – 24 bit / 96 kHz stereo
Recording Side B – 24 bit / 96 kHz stereo
Recording Side C – 24 bit / 96 kHz stereo
Recording Side D – 24 bit / 96 kHz stereo
Making of Art In Tone – English documentary 24 bit / 48 kHz stereo
Making of Art In Tone – Magyar dokumnetumfilm 24 bit / 48 kHz sztereo
Direct-to-disc recording session at Artone Studio – S8 film clip

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Additional information

Weight 120 g


Number of discs


Release date

19 May 2023



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