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Is that Julian Lage? He is one of my fav players, the album "Gladwell" is one of the best guitar albums i have heard. 

 

Is this good?

 

It certainly is :) It's really nice relaxed, but intricate Jazz. A very good album. Kind of like a more mordern- Modern Jazz quartet, with a latin influence.  

 

Personnel: Gary Burton: vibes; Julian Lage: guitar; Scott Colley: bass; Antonio Sanchez: drums.

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Trivium - 将軍 (Shogun)
I see you have finally gotten around to listening to it. Thoughts?
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Awesome binaural effect on this one, the soundstage is wider than anything I've heard before. Unfortunately the music is not my cup of tea. 

I'm personally not a fan of Chesky's binaural albums. This particular album doesn't seem very binaurally to me as his other ones since it's basically the piano and saxaphone on the left channel, drums, trumpet and bass on the right; like some of the Beatles' stereo albums. There's not much depth and as you said, the soundstage sounds wider than normal. Likewise, his "The New York Rags" album was pretty lame in terms of the binaural effect; the piano was basically in the center and the binaural effect was pretty much gone.

 

These two are my reference albums for both binaural effects and ease to groove to.

 

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I'm personally not a fan of Chesky's binaural albums. This particular album doesn't seem very binaurally to me as his other ones since it's basically the piano and saxaphone on the left channel, drums, trumpet and bass on the right; like some of the Beatles' stereo albums. There's not much depth and as you said, the soundstage sounds wider than normal. Likewise, his "The New York Rags" album was pretty lame in terms of the binaural effect; the piano was basically in the center and the binaural effect was pretty much gone.

 

These two are my reference albums for both binaural effects and ease to groove to.

 

I own explorations in Time and Space, and honestly I feel the newest album does a great job with Binurals. Granted it's not as extreme as the all percussion Explore Album, but it definatly has the Binaural sound, I love going to live Jazz Shows, and that Album is one of the first to capture that sound! [Other than some old Modern Jazz Quartet remasters] 

 

back on topic though, just found a long lost love of mine <3. Giving it a listen again! Last time I heard these songs, was out of my iPod un amped and my sony XB 700 

 

I'd have to say very nice! I do miss the slam of a closed can a little [this is some REALLY BRIGHT music so it goes nice with a darker can] Either way it's just as awesome as I remember it! I used to Power Walk to this actually, [that's walking at 7mph] so I loved how up beat it was and the weight of the bass :D those weighty bass lines helped me add some POWER into my step 

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I see you have finally gotten around to listening to it. Thoughts?

 

It's a bit hard to say after just one full listen. I did try listening to the album once before but the atrocious mastering made me abandon that attempt. I've been somewhat spoiled by having a lot of the metal I've been listening to in recent times have reasonably dynamic mastering compared to the genre's current norm. I should probably see how the album sounds on speakers the next time around for comparison.

 

My first impressions: The first third of the first track reminds me of early Metallica. The rest of the album not so much. I enjoy the musical variety that's present within many tracks but that being said I also thought at least based on my first listen that there was perhaps a bit too little clear musical variation from track to track within the album itself especially when you take the album's long duration into account. Several songs seemed quite solid but there were also songs that failed to maintain my interest for their entire duration. Given the album's length I would have perhaps preferred a more concentrated package, but then again many of the songs might grow on me over time so it's probably a bit too early to say. Admittedly it's been a while since I've properly listened to metal that's in this vein so I'm kind of still searching for the right mindset for listening to this style of music again.

 

Anyway, I don't really have overly positive or negative overall impressions yet, just random thoughts floating around. I expect at least some of these songs to grow on me as I become more familiar with them. Hopefully the album proves to be easier to follow on speakers, but we'll see. It's a shame that the mastering is as hot as it is because it's not like the music itself gives your ears time to rest very often to begin with.

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Steely Dan - A Decade of Steely Dan....

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Again , again & again .... :L3000:

 

And Discovered today :

 

 

 

This album sounds wonderfully.

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Again , again & again .... :L3000:

 

And Discovered today :

 

 

 

This album sounds wonderfully.

Great album , great artists. I post about him a lot but no one seems to take interest. He is amazing - i went to see him live at the cork jazz fest and it was the best gig that i have ever seen!

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I'm listening to Blues Traveler, their song Run-Around. Via my Monitor 10's plugged into my Asgard, my source is my new found JVC portable CD player, I really like the sound from this little guy. I was surprised, because I was letting it collect dust, until I realized it had a line out. I'm very impressed.

 

Regardless, this album seems to be very well recorded to me. I've always liked it, both the music and the audio quality.

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Edited by jasonb - 9/8/13 at 6:10pm
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Beck - Sea Change (24/88)

 

Sounds like audiophile reference material to my noob ears

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its definitely one of the best, i still haven't heard the SACD, but its supposed to be even better.

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Valentina Lisitsa - Live at the Royal Albert Hall (2012)

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