blog category created 17 November 2020 written by Taka George

Cicely Balston


Cicely is the most wonderful, talented, technical and kind soul who wholeheartedly understands the energies and nuances behind every project she works on and creates beautiful masters. I’ve had the pleasure of working with her on a couple of my projects, and have had such wonderful experiences.

Cicely’s work includes early releases from the saxophonist Nubya Garcia, as well as soundtrack albums for Stephen Warbeck and Harry Escott, and Laurence Love-Greed’s Welsh Bafta-winning score. Since 2013, Cicely has been mastering for all formats, digital and analogue. While working at Gearbox Records, she used their all-analogue gear and vintage Scully lathe to master and cut releases for the Gearbox label as well as external clients like Brownswood, Decca, and Sony. Cicely first joined AIR in 2016, where she worked on the remasters of David Bowie’s back catalogue. Later in 2019, she mastered albums from Ludovico Einaudi’s Seven Days Walking project, the first of which became the fastest-streamed classical album of all time in its first week of release. She has recently rejoined AIR, having worked freelance in London and Bristol. Her latest mastered releases include Mae Muller of Capitol Records, Jay Nebula of FutureKind, Finlay Shakespeare of Editions Mego, and Lenny of Universal.

Music tracks

Mastered tracks 5-8,10,11

Mastered Discs 1,2,4 and 5

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