A better example. Listen to In The Backseat, the closer for Funeral (man that was an awesome album). Everything is just perfect until 1:12. When both the cellos (i guess) and the guitar come in, it's obvious that the guitar takes the lead. However, I feel that the cellos should be perfectly comprehensible, just quieter and out of the way. Instead, they stay in place and the guitar jumps in front, in a way that obscures it more than it should.
And at last, at 2:35 when the full band comes in, it loses some of its effortlessness. Kinda like in Rococo.
The last minute, however, plays just as I'd like them to do with every other song.
I think it is a muddiness condition from only-so-slightly poor fit that makes any passages with beats sound confusing, along with levels of the treble-peak that's still there (albeit in a diminished form, I'll give you that) that make *some* highs sound piercing, even slightly distorted.
The background is also a bit less black than what I'd like. But that's my rig's fault... and another excuse to buy an E7!
Edited by lukeskymac - 12/20/11 at 7:59pm