New album from Pink Floyd engineer Andy Jackson
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 10 August 2014

Andy Jackson on Astoria [photo: Mike Banks]Esoteric Antenna has just announced the upcoming release of Signal To Noise, the new studio album by twice Grammy nominated Pink Floyd engineer Andy Jackson. The album, which is being released as both a single CD edition and a two-disc digipack deluxe limited edition with a 5.1 surround mix, appears on November 3rd, 2014.

Esoteric describe the album as "a fine, modern, progressive work, which draws on Andy Jackson's exemplary work as an engineer and producer. Besides being an allusion to Andy's sound engineering background, the title refers to many of the lyrical themes of the album. Andy explains: "The album reflects on the sorting of what is important in life from the humdrum of everyday existence, and is in itself an analogy for the process of the creation of the album".

Andy's relationship with Pink Floyd began on the film soundtrack of The Wall, a relationship that continues to this day, resulting in two Grammy nominations for his work and Mix magazine's award for best live sound engineer for the Division Bell tour. He has also worked on solo albums from Roger Waters and David Gilmour, and is also engineer and a co-producer of the yet-to-be-released Pink Floyd album, The Endless River.

We hope to have more information, including ordering links, soon, as we're already aware of a fair degree of interest amongst the Floyd community for this release.

We've been lucky enough to have a sneak preview of the whole album, and we're thoroughly enjoying it. It's a very absorbing listen, and unsurprisingly - bearing in mind Andy's pedigree (and normal employers) - it feels a very Floydian album, both in terms of production and music, in places even bringing to mind Richard Wright's Broken China amongst other things. "The Boy In The Forest", below, should give a flavour of what to expect. You can order it through the following direct links, all resulting in a small but vital contribution toward our site running costs:

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