I quite interested in the opening track of "we have the facts...".
This is the opening track that starts out lo-fi. When first listening to it, my reaction was, hmmm, this is kinda lo-quality but bearable..., it held for so long, then it opened up on the second verse. Quite spectacular.
I'm planning a similar technique with a recording I'm doing, but giving the opening sound more of a billie holiday-esque lo-fi quality.
Please tell us how you pulled this off... mics, pre's, placement? Did you just fade in some quality mics that were already in place on that take?