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Black Bear Records is an independent recording studio and record label that has been operating in Calgary since 1982. Owner Peter D'Amico, engineer and producer, manages and acts as booking agent for a select group of artists. Peter first started working as a recording engineer with CBC in 1964. He left the studio to pursue a career as a full-time musician, touring Canada with his band for 18 years before settling in Calgary, Alberta and building his own studio.

Questions? For more information on the artists represented, contact studio owner Peter D'Amico at 403 230 0331 or emailpeter@boxerproductions.ca.

Black Bear Records offers recording, producing, engineering and mastering services. Consultation by appointment only.

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Releases

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Round Dance Love

Nicotine & Cold Coffee

From somewhen or other in jumbled mosaic memories from far too many roadtrips, the smoke of melodies that have been eddying through my skull forever drift from my tired brain to my fingers to be finally caught on tape.

By definition, if musicians give their all on a one-night gig, they should have no energy left for the long drive home. Been there. Been. That. Beat. Great show, fabulous response, autographs, then instant skid into roadie mode to slug that gear and start driving. After all the adrenalin of performance and praise nothing left now but night and the highway. Bandmates fall out of the conversation one by one, leaving the driver to survive in silence. Local radio has gone to bed, nothing on but aurora-addled beats from a faraway Wolfman. Sirius and MM are decades in the future.

Fast forward to computers and digital audio and never having to say I wish I owned a certain sound that wasn't part of the stuff I'd bought at Long & McQuade. Heaven in full stereo and surround sound. Enough noises to be able to deliver even the most improbable request for just the right tone. The grooves grow, the sounds blend, just so. The rhythms intertwine, the guitars stay in tune.

Welcome to my sonic playground. An eleven-song set of musical gymnastics that made me wish I didn't have to take a break just to get some sleep. I was having more fun than in my dreams. If these melodies put you in your own "zone," that would be a good thing.

--- Peter D'Amico

CD released June, 2011.

All songs written, arranged, recorded and mastered by Peter D’Amico
Boxer Studios Digital Audio, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Black Bear Records BBR 6030

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Nicotine & Cold Coffee can be purchased online at iTunes or CD Baby. Go to iTunes if you want to purchase single cuts to play on your computer or iPod. If you want a copy of the CD mailed to you, go to CD Baby.
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