Get to know the audio engineer who remastered Eraserheads’ debut album

December 7, 2018 - 6:41 PM
Bernie Grundman
Grammy winner Bernie Grundman was the man behind the remastering of Eraserheads' groundbreaking 1993 album. (Facebook/Offshore Music)

An award-winning audio engineer was hired to do the remastering of OPM rock band Eraserheads’s debut album “Ultraelectromagneticpop!” which will also be released in vinyl.

Producer Bernie Grundman, who worked for popular Western musicians Pink Floyd and Jack Johnson, their album as part of its 25th anniversary in the Filipino music industry.

Ely Buendia, former front man, announced through his indie label Offshore Music that this edition will have a vinyl record early next year. Only 2,500 copies of it will be released.

His former band maters are Marcus Adoro, Raymund Marasigan and Buddy Zabala.

“Enough time to set up your hi-fi, if you haven’t already. Stay tuned for more details on Offshore and Sony’s social media. In the meantime, have you heard the difference on Spotify yet?” Buendia’s caption read.

Offshore Music and Sony Music Philippines is proud to bring you, for the first time ever, Ultraelectromagneticpop! on…

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The digital edition was released on music streaming app Spotify on November 23 by Sony Music Philippines. Offshore Music, meanwhile, will handle its vinyl version.

Ultraelectromagneticpop! 25th anniversary vinyl

Eheads fans! For the first time ever, the epic debut album of the Eraserheads is coming on VINYL! Only 2,500 specially numbered copies of ‘Ultraelectromagneticpop!: The 25th Anniversary Remastered Edition’ will be released in early 2019! Stay tuned for more details on how you can get it. Meanwhile, get your Eheads fix by following them on Spotify. #Ultra25 Offshore Music

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Many local producers were considered for the job, a representative from Offshore said. Grundman is the one who fits the bill.

“[Grundman is] acknowledged and regarded as one of the top engineers in the world,” the representative said.

Grundman had been nominated 10 times in the Grammy Awards while he won two “Album of the Year” titles, for mastering Herbie Hancock’s “River: Jon Letters” in 2007 and Outkast’s “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” in 2003.

He founded his own company Bernie Grundman Mastering Studio in California in 1984.

“Ultraelectromagneticpop!” reached the top spot of the Philippine music industry in 1993 and contains many of the band’s best hits such as “Pare Ko,” “Toyang” and “Tindahan Ni Aling Nena.”