There are two different Neil Youngs: one is the guy who intends to introduce the world to a whole new digital music experience with his newly unveiled Pono Music player (launched last week during SXSW), the other is a man eager to use very primitive technology for his upcoming album, A Letter Home.

Laid down in Jack White's recording booth at Third Man in Nashville, the sessions used the most basic of equipment to achieve something Neil Young refers to as "retro-tech": "Retro-tech means recorded in a 1940s recording booth. A phone booth," Young told SPIN. "It's all acoustic with a harmonica inside a closed space, with one mic to vinyl. It's a funky old machine, it sounds like Jimmy Rogers or something."

He takes the term further, explaining the relationship it has with his newest adventure, Pono:" You can make a lo-fi, analog record, direct to vinyl, transfer it to 192, and you have a high res copy of a lo-fi vinyl record."

A Letter Home is expected to drop sometime this Spring.

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