West Point native Dustin Prinz is set to release his new 15-song album, “Eleven,” today (January 1). This marks his third full-length CD.
This, however, is Prinz’s first album that wasn’t entirely self-produced. Three of the tracks were recorded locally at Power Base Studio in Wisner, under the guidance of Dan Kane.
“Dan’s studio had a huge impact on this record. Those three songs I recorded turned out better than what I could have done myself, and a lot of it was because of Dan’s input,” Prinz said. “That was definitely a breakthrough for me.
“That studio is absolutely mind-blowing. It’s a beautiful room acoustically and visually. It was a no-brainer for me to go there. I’ve known Dan for 13 years, and it was home for me.”
The rest of the album was recorded in his spare bedroom in Oklahoma. Those songs were touched up at Power Base Studio.
In addition to the 15-song album, Prinz produced eight videos, which aren’t sold with the album but can be viewed on YouTuble (go to YouTube and type in Dustin Prinz).
“Video marketing is the way to go. My two-cents to any future musician is video. That’s the fastest way to get your music out there,” Prinz said.
Because of the video, the release date of the CD took longer than expected. The project took 14 months to complete. But the ability to put out a quality album was worth the wait, he said.
“I’m excited to get it out there, and I’m excited it’s done so I can start working on something new,” he added. “But this CD gives me the perfect excuse to get on the road and promote it. Right now I’m working on booking my 2014."
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