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Beautiful record. :smile:

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Om - Advaitic Songs

 

My second time listening to this.

 

 

500

Cult of Luna - Vertikal

 

My third time hearing this album but first time in digital in CD-quality and also first time with headphones.

 

Edit: This is such a beautiful record…


Edited by TJ Elite - 9/14/13 at 4:45am
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"Streetcore" - Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros

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Om - Advaitic Songs

 

My second time listening to this.

 

 

500

Cult of Luna - Vertikal

 

My third time hearing this album but first time in digital in CD-quality and also first time with headphones.

 

Edit: This is such a beautiful record…

 

 

Those are two of my favorite recent releases!

 

So, I'm kind of a metal guy, but I like some classic rock, folk, blues and prog. I've always liked proggy metal and hard rock. I'm currently beefing up my 70's prog collection (Yes, King Crimson, ELO, Rush). Now adding some Pink Floyd to my collection. I grew up loving Floyd but haven't heard much other than the big blockbusters.

 

I was really surprised to find 2011 remastered CDs at Best Buys of all places on a tip from another headfier.

 

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Animals and Meddle. I'm surprised how good Animals is. I think I overlooked this album...kind of hides in the shadows of Dark Side and Wish You Were Here....but it's fantastic.

 

Best Buys also had Pipers at the Gates of Dawn, Atomic Heart Mother and Ummagumma.

 

Any recommendations between those three?

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Those are two of my favorite recent releases!

 

So, I'm kind of a metal guy, but I like some classic rock, folk, blues and prog. I've always liked proggy metal and hard rock. I'm currently beefing up my 70's prog collection (Yes, King Crimson, ELO, Rush). Now adding some Pink Floyd to my collection. I grew up loving Floyd but haven't heard much other than the big blockbusters.

 

I was really surprised to find 2011 remastered CDs at Best Buys of all places on a tip from another headfier.

 

412u4DVcA9L.jpg

81hBOBD242L._SL1500_.jpg

 

Animals and Meddle. I'm surprised how good Animals is. I think I overlooked this album...kind of hides in the shadows of Dark Side and Wish You Were Here....but it's fantastic.

 

Best Buys also had Pipers at the Gates of Dawn, Atomic Heart Mother and Ummagumma.

 

Any recommendations between those three?

 

i really liked atom heart mother, its not too far sounding from meddle. 

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Best Buys also had Pipers at the Gates of Dawn, Atomic Heart Mother and Ummagumma.

 

Any recommendations between those three?

 

i really liked atom heart mother, its not too far sounding from meddle. 

 

Of those three Atom Heart Mother is also my favorite.

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I have been trying to be more lenient with brickwalled albums lately. Kanye West's most recent album Yeezus for example I believe to be intentionally off-putting both musically and sonically. I think the really harsh mastering on that is completely an artistic decision and I can stand behind that. I've also tried to learn to see digital clipping and over-compression as something some artists might intend to be part of their sound. I might not always like it, but I can respect it as a creative decision. I don't feel that it is an artist's duty to try to cater to what his/her/their audience wants. Then again there is nothing wrong with doing that either. That being said, in many cases it's almost impossible to know what an artist's true intentions were unless they discuss it openly somewhere. If an album was mastered loud simply to follow trends or because of outside pressure, that is just… sad.

 

There are some thrash metal sections on the album that definitely remind me of modernized early Metallica and other thrash metal bands from that era. The singing during the first third of Kirisute Gomen in particular sounds to me a lot like Metallica to me. Just an observation, nothing more. The first two or three tracks felt like the immediate standout tracks for me, although I don't really have very clear impressions of the later songs because my thoughts were beginning to wander a bit at that point and my focus wasn't at its best. My attention span is optimized for 40-minute albums from the vinyl era, I'm afraid.

 

The vinyl was likely only made available as a limited pressing. It would certainly be interesting to compare if it has an entirely different master than the CD. In any case it is impossible for it to be quite as loud as the CD, but if no additional effort was put into it it is quite possible that it sounds pretty flat and dull. Then again on some metal albums the differences between the CD and vinyl master are staggering so you never know before hearing yourself.

Sorry about the late response, TJ Elite; here it is:

 

So yea sometimes it is an artistic decision. The artist I guess doesn't like paying without having some creative control over their music. While it is perhaps to try and be as lenient towards these decisions as best as possible, I do find that it still does distort would could be a nice listening session.

 

And LOL, I totally understand you in that sense. I think we are all the same. ;) On the note of the vinyl, I really do hope they do re-releases or if I could find them. Seeing as I now have a turntable, I'm excited to start the analog journey in music.

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24/96 AIFF via HDTracks.....

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Wire - And Here It Is…Again… (side A; LP)

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Of those three Atom Heart Mother is also my favorite.

 

Me three. Probably my favourite of their whole discography.

 

Having said that though, Ummagumma is arguably Pink Floyd at their most interesting and unique. Wish… and Dark Side… Pales in comparison.

While the Live disk is four excellent versions of some of their best material, psychedelic prog with still a hint of that old Sid eccentricity, the Studio disc give you some insight into the musical minds of the three members. Wrights Sysyphus for example makes it very clear who set the driving sound of Obscured…, Waters two tracks give you a glimpse of his wonderful, almost naïve playfulness, before he became completely wrapped up in himself the following few years. Much the same with Gilmore, except even here he still can't shake it up quite. Forever a bit of a bore. Then there's Mason, the nice quiet guy. He might seem a bit anonymous, bit in fact he's the glue that bring all the other together. His signature is hidden in plain sight, it pervades everything to such a degree that it just becomes a part of the landscape. But here you have him unobstructed and undiluted, giving evidence that he is in fact a jazz drummer, and the beating heart of Pink Floyd.

 

 

 


Edited by limpidglitch - 9/14/13 at 8:34am
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Blue Note Plays Sting (2005) 

 

Missed this, must check it out.  Thanks for posting.

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Three Dog Night:

Joy To The World

 

 

 

 

Freaks ( that said in a tone of endearment ;')

 

/ As seen in concert era 1972 ;')

 

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=RD02xnyh6i9NvmE&v=rKaQzQAlNn4 (YT: Three Dog Night - Mama told me not to come 1970)


Edited by Hi-Finthen - 9/14/13 at 8:40am
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Sorry about the late response, TJ Elite; here it is:

 

So yea sometimes it is an artistic decision. The artist I guess doesn't like paying without having some creative control over their music. While it is perhaps to try and be as lenient towards these decisions as best as possible, I do find that it still does distort would could be a nice listening session.

 

And LOL, I totally understand you in that sense. I think we are all the same. ;) On the note of the vinyl, I really do hope they do re-releases or if I could find them. Seeing as I now have a turntable, I'm excited to start the analog journey in music.

 

No probs. I wasn't necessarily expecting a reply anyway.

 

Excessive loudness and digital clipping is sometimes an artistic decision, but I'd say that majority of the time it's just fear of wanting to be "competitive" and "commercial". There are very few examples I can think of where it would clearly seem to be an integral part of the experience. It is sad how many albums have been ruined due to the loudness war. My ears are very sensitive to compression so I'm definitely with you on preferring masters that are easier on the ears. At the same time I've grown a bit weary of constantly reading audiophiles – myself included – complain about over-compression in modern masters. Not that there's anything wrong with that. They should continue making their dissatisfaction known until things change for the better. It's just that sometimes it feels like we are forgetting a bit what's most important in the end: the music.

 

Grats on the turntable. Acquiring a turntable is something I've been considering for several years and feel now that I have one I should have done a lot earlier. I've enjoyed pretty much everything about the experience so far.

 


 

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Currently listening to:

 

Hiromi - Move


Edited by TJ Elite - 9/14/13 at 1:43pm
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