“Heat Death” was created and produced by David Delbridge at The Resort in Incline Village, Nevada, USA.

The following instruments were used:  1976 Les Paul Custom guitar, Moog Voyager synthesizer, Studio Electronics CODE 8 synthesizer, Yamaha C7 acoustic grand piano, Rhodes Mk I Stage 88 electric piano, parlour piano.

Tracking for “Heat Death” was performed at 24-bit resolution with a sampling frequency of 96 kHz.  Mixing and mastering employed 64-bit floating point processing with no intermediate downsampling/dithering.  The project was produced from start to finish in 5.1 surround sound.  However, it was determined that the center and low-frequency effects (LFE) channels offered no benefit to the listening experience and were ultimately discarded in favor of a more reliable 4.0 (quad) surround layout.

The stereo mix of “Heat Death” was produced in parallel with the surround mix, a workflow that permits ideal mixes in both formats.

All mixes of “Heat Death” employ high dynamic range, preserving the dynamics of the original performances.  Bus compression was employed in the mastering phase, but only to “glue” the mix together in a manner determined to be sonically pleasant.  By contrast, and breaking from popular music production tradition, compression was not used to produce loud or “competitive” mixes.  Consequently, listeners may find “Heat Death” to be somewhat quieter than other tracks when compared on music listening services.  This is normal and quite common among classical music recordings.  Turn it up.

All artwork and related promotional materials for “Heat Death” were produced by David Delbridge, with the following exceptions:

Photo of Brown Bare Tree on Brown Surface during Daytimeby @pixabay is licensed under CC0.

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“Heat Death” is an instrumental.

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One-stop licensing is available from David Delbridge at Resort Records.  “Heat Death” was produced by 100% non-union labor (i.e., recorded ex-US).  Please contact David here:


Need it yesterday?  Surround and stereo versions of the master mix and stems (e.g., drums, bass, guitars) are available for immediate download in common file formats.  Other formats can typically be produced in about an hour.

Thank you!  We look forward to working with you.