What is the latest music you downloaded, what resolution and from where?

With more music being downloaded I thought it might be interesting to see what forum members are buying and from where. 

 

The news that HD Tracks are soon to open an online UK store means that more choice is going to be available to us. The variety and quality of downloadable music we can choose from is expanding, MP3 to 24bit studio Masters at 192kHz and beyond.

 

So what are you buying and downloading?

 

 

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The velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground. In my Lou Reed mourning period I realised that I did not have a digital copy of this pivotal album and HDTracks were doing a special offer. 

 

Is HDTracks opening a UK store actually going to result in more choice? If an album is not available in the UK from the .com site will it suddenly become available from the .co.uk site? That kind of puts the kibosh on the assertion that it's to do with rights and licensing and perhaps brings the real reason into focus - that they can charge £20 for a $20 album. I suppose that at this stage there's no harm in hoping for something better.

 

Just got this one from the Sound Liaison Site.(soundliaison.com) Must be brand new, because when I checked the site, this Sunday it was not on yet.

Incredible beautiful and well recorded album. The opening tune, Astor Piazzolla's Oblivion, is so intense and lush, instant goose bumps.Actually sets the mood for the whole album.

Andre Heuvelman is a fantastic trumpet player, I don't recall ever hearing a trumpet sound that beautiful. And I am a big trumpet fan, I got pratically all Miles, Clifford,Chet and Wynton's recordings, this album has a more classical approach, but never the less I find Mr. Heuvelman whom I had never heard of before, up there with Wynton Marsalis. I actually think that Andre Heuvelman has a more beutiful tone.

The Sound Stage is, just as the other albums from this exquisite little company, deep, lush and with  a beautiful decay. It might even be Sound Liaison's best Sounding album, which is quite an achievement since their other albums were already in a class of their own.

 

 

Originally Posted by k:

 

Just got this one from the Sound Liaison Site.(soundliaison.com) Must be brand new, because when I checked the site, this Sunday it was not on yet.

Incredible beautiful and well recorded album. The opening tune, Astor Piazzolla's Oblivion, is so intense and lush, instant goose bumps.Actually sets the mood for the whole album.

Andre Heuvelman is a fantastic trumpet player, I don't recall ever hearing a trumpet sound that beautiful. And I am a big trumpet fan, I got pratically all Miles, Clifford,Chet and Wynton's recordings, this album has a more classical approach, but never the less I find Mr. Heuvelman whom I had never heard of before, up there with Wynton Marsalis. I actually think that Andre Heuvelman has a more beutiful tone.

The Sound Stage is, just as the other albums from this exquisite little company, deep, lush and with  a beautiful decay. It might even be Sound Liaison's best Sounding album, which is quite an achievement since their other albums were already in a class of their own.

 

 

Thanks for a great description k. It has tempted me to try and find somewhere to get a listen to it. I'll try the site you downloaded it from first. 

 

Steve

Downloaded a 24/192 FLAC version of Eagles' Hotel California from Highresaudio.de yesterday.  At £18 I thought it a bit expensive but it is definitely better than my CD version.  The bass guitar and kick drums in particular have much more weight and better resolution.

 

Using downloaded music for me is a bit clunky as I have to transfer the files to a USB stick for popping into my nDAC but I'll probably use this site again.  

Originally Posted by MDS:

Downloaded a 24/192 FLAC version of Eagles' Hotel California from Highresaudio.de yesterday.  At £18 I thought it a bit expensive but it is definitely better than my CD version.  The bass guitar and kick drums in particular have much more weight and better resolution.

 

Using downloaded music for me is a bit clunky as I have to transfer the files to a USB stick for popping into my nDAC but I'll probably use this site again.  

Qobuz definitely cheaper if you are looking for others- think I paid €15.99.

 

G

Originally Posted by GraemeH:
Originally Posted by MDS:

Downloaded a 24/192 FLAC version of Eagles' Hotel California from Highresaudio.de yesterday.  At £18 I thought it a bit expensive but it is definitely better than my CD version.  The bass guitar and kick drums in particular have much more weight and better resolution.

 

Using downloaded music for me is a bit clunky as I have to transfer the files to a USB stick for popping into my nDAC but I'll probably use this site again.  

Qobuz definitely cheaper if you are looking for others- think I paid €15.99.

 

G

Thanks, Graeme. Will have a browse at the Qobuz site.  I'm a newbie at this downloading lark. 

Originally Posted by k:

 

Just got this one from the Sound Liaison Site.(soundliaison.com) Must be brand new, because when I checked the site, this Sunday it was not on yet.

Incredible beautiful and well recorded album. The opening tune, Astor Piazzolla's Oblivion, is so intense and lush, instant goose bumps.Actually sets the mood for the whole album.

Andre Heuvelman is a fantastic trumpet player, I don't recall ever hearing a trumpet sound that beautiful. And I am a big trumpet fan, I got pratically all Miles, Clifford,Chet and Wynton's recordings, this album has a more classical approach, but never the less I find Mr. Heuvelman whom I had never heard of before, up there with Wynton Marsalis. I actually think that Andre Heuvelman has a more beutiful tone.

The Sound Stage is, just as the other albums from this exquisite little company, deep, lush and with  a beautiful decay. It might even be Sound Liaison's best Sounding album, which is quite an achievement since their other albums were already in a class of their own.

 

 

I have bought this one too. It is a 24/88.2  Studio Master Download Wav file.

Incredible well recorded and the playing is top notch.And yes ''Oblivion'' is fantastic, but my favorite is ''Incontro'' with the gorgeous cello introduction.

 Mr Heuvelmann is a thinking artist, I really like his own comments on the music of the album;

"Sometimes you find what you are not looking for and that is especially true for the music on this album. The music on After Silence crossed my path, by meeting people or visiting places, events taking place or just materializing in my mind, but the one unifying factor for all 11 compositions is that they appeared after a moment of silence. 
Silence is the most important part of my music making. 
Silence is there, foregoing every first note I play. 
Silence being the place for inspiration. 
Silence which lets me start each piece of music as a child hearing it for the first time. 
Silence keeping me from automatically following the beaten path."...... Andre Heuvelman 

There is also a free track available for download on the Sound Liaison site from this album. 

 

 

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