Octave Records’ Clandestine Amigo returns with Pinnacle


Press release | Octave Records' Clandestine Amigo returns with their newest release, Pinnacle, showcasing the vocal, piano and songwriting talents of Jessica Carson. The new album, available on SACD/CD and high resolution download formats, features a richly-textured production and wide musical variety, and utilizes Octave Records’ Pure DSD recording process to deliver extraordinary sound that provides a deep emotional connection to the music.
Jessica Carson noted, “This album, for me, marks the beginning of something new. I’m in a happier time in my life now, and Pinnacle feels like it has a more conversational style between myself and the people who will be listening to the album.”
Pinnacle features Jessica on acoustic and electric piano and vocals, accompanied by electric and acoustic bass, drums, electric, acoustic and pedal steel guitars, mandolin, trumpet, organ, accordion, and a string section. Pinnacle was recorded in pure DSD 64 at Animal Lane Studios in Lyons, Colorado, Cinder Sound in Longmont, CO, and Octave Studios in Boulder, CO. The album was recorded and mixed by Jay Elliott, with assistance from Giselle Collazo, and mastered by Gus Skinas.
Pinnacle features Octave’s premium gold disc formulation, and the disc is playable on any SACD, CD, DVD, or Blu-ray player. It also has a high-resolution DSD layer that is accessible by using any SACD player or a PS Audio SACD transport. In addition, the master DSD and PCM files are available for purchase and download, including DSD 64, DSDDirect Mastered 352.8 kHz/24-bit, 192 kHz/24-bit, 96 kHz/24-bit, 44.1 kHz/24-bit, and 44.1 kHz/16-bit PCM. SRP 19-39 USD, depending on format.
The album opens with the up-tempo That Deep Blue, about contemplating an unknown future, but one with the promise of dreams fulfilled. Anything for Your Love combines heartfelt romantic lyrics with a piano-driven groove and irresistible melody, while songs like Promise and Dualities showcase the album’s more intimate side with crystalline acoustic guitars, mandolins and other stringed instruments, and vocal harmonies. Maggie features the inimitable accordion of Alicia Jo Straka in a song that would not be out of place in a Gypsy-jazz club. Pinnacle’s closer, the moving, gospel-infused Found My Faith, is a new song that sounds like it’s been a timeless part of our musical fabric. It ends the album on an uplifting note: “So sweep me up and carry me away/If God is love, then I found my faith.”

About Octave Records
Octave Records was founded in 2019 to offer the finest-quality high-resolution recordings and compensate musicians fairly for their work using a business model where all production costs are paid for up front, allowing the musicians to directly share in sales revenues and retain ownership of their music. Chief engineer Gus Skinas has hundreds of recording credits and helped develop the state-of-the-art Sonoma pure-DSD recording system used exclusively by Octave Records.

About PS Audio
Founded in 1973, PS Audio has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence in manufacturing innovative, high-value, leading-edge audio products. Located in Boulder, Colorado at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, PS Audio’s staff of talented designers, engineers, production and support people build each product to deliver extraordinary performance and musical satisfaction. The company’s wide range of award-winning products include the all-in-one Sprout100 integrated amplifier, audio components, power regenerators and power conditioners.


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