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  • #16
    A new addition to the top ten list! Still a work in progress.

    Revised Reference Tape List, V3.1

    The Ten Best of the Best


    [@*#] Arnold Overtures, The Tape Project
    [+] Bill Evans: Waltz for Debby, The Tape Project
    [+] Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, The Tape Project
    [+*@] Dialoghi, Yarlung Records
    [*#@] Oue: Exotic Dances from the Opera, The Tape Project
    [@+] Janaki String Trio, Yarlung Records
    [@*#+] Live at Vattnajokull, Opus 3
    [+] The Mark Colby Quartet: Int. Phonograph Inc. Direct Copy
    [#@] Smoke and Mirrors Percussion Ensemble Debut, Yarlung Records
    [@*] Suryodaya, Yarlung Records

    *Exceptionally transparent
    +Exceptionally natural
    #Exceptionally dynamic
    @Low end test

    Highly Recommended Recordings

    A Portrait of Jimi Hendrix, Davide Pannozzo Trio, Hemiolia Records
    Albeniz: Suite Espanola, The Tape Project
    Antonio Lysy at the Broad, Yarlung Records
    Danielle Mencarelli Meets Hemiolia: Originals, Hemiolia Records
    Danielle Mencarelli Meets Hemiolia: Standards, Hemiolia Records
    Jacintha: Here's to Ben Webster, Groove Note
    Garcia-Grisman, The Tape Project
    Ito Ema: Goldberg Variations, MA Recordings
    Jacqui Naylor: The Number White, The Tape Project
    Jason Roebke: Shimmering, International Phonograph
    John Lee Hooker and Canned Heat, The Tape Project
    Josh Berman Trio, International Phonograph
    Lee Morgan: Sidewinder, The Tape Project
    Nojima Plays Liszt, The Tape Project
    Opus 3: Sampler Tape 1,2, 3, 4 and 5
    Oscar Peterson: My Favorite Instrument, Vol 4, Horch House
    Ravi Shankar in Luxemborg, International Phonograph
    Smoke and Mirrors Percussion Ensemble Vanish, Yarlung Records
    The Mark Colby Quartet: Int. Phonograph Inc., normal transfer
    Yello: One Second, Horch House
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
    -Lyra Atlas SL, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
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    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies Power Cords
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    • #17
      Myles your funny you did your 4 times lol I kid at heart you could pick out your favorite candy and stick to it . I have many of your tapes on dsd 128 and 64 transfers. I now have a goal to follow. I have forced myself to listen and like so much music I never would try because of posts like this one.
      Keep in mind I love tidal for this and generally like music like Weezer. Fine arts I am not just like my writing skills. You know I have girl in my office who does some of my emails for me so I sound intelligent lol. I am someone who knows and if I person I am ok. But if you go by my posts I must be scary hahahaha.
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      • #18
        One new addition to the top ten list, one subtraction from the top ten list, some additions to the recommended list and a new category after listening to the new Doshi V3.0 tape stage:

        Revised Reference Tape List, V3.2

        The Ten Best of the Best


        [@*#] Arnold Overtures, The Tape Project
        [+] Bill Evans: Waltz for Debby, The Tape Project
        [+] Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, The Tape Project
        [+*@] Dialoghi, Yarlung Records
        [@+] Janaki String Trio, Yarlung Records
        [@*#+] Live at Vattnajokull, Opus 3
        [+] The Mark Colby Quartet: Int. Phonograph Inc. Direct Copy
        [#@] Smoke and Mirrors Percussion Ensemble Debut, Yarlung Records
        [@*] Suryodaya, Yarlung Records
        *#@Yello: One Second, Horch House

        *Exceptionally transparent
        +Exceptionally natural
        #Exceptionally dynamic
        @Low end test

        Highly Recommended Recordings

        A Portrait of Jimi Hendrix, Davide Pannozzo Trio, Hemiolia Records
        Albeniz: Suite Espanola, The Tape Project
        Antonio Lysy at the Broad, Yarlung Records
        Ben Webster: Gentle Ben, Acoustic Sounds, Ensayo
        Bill Evans: Waltz for Debby, Tape Project
        Danielle Mencarelli Meets Hemiolia: Originals, Hemiolia Records
        Danielle Mencarelli Meets Hemiolia: Standards, Hemiolia Records
        Jacintha: Here's to Ben Webster, Groove Note
        Garcia-Grisman, The Tape Project
        Ito Ema: Goldberg Variations, MA Recordings
        Jacqui Naylor: The Number White, The Tape Project
        Janis Ian: Breaking Silence, Acoustic Sounds, Rude Girls
        Jason Roebke: Shimmering, International Phonograph
        John Lee Hooker and Canned Heat, The Tape Project
        Josh Berman Trio, International Phonograph
        Lee Morgan: Sidewinder, The Tape Project
        Nojima Plays Liszt, The Tape Project
        Opus 3: Sampler Tape 1,2, 3, 4 and 5
        Oscar Peterson: My Favorite Instrument, Vol 4, Horch House
        Oue: Exotic Dances from the Opera, The Tape Project
        Ravi Shankar in Luxemborg, International Phonograph
        Rosselet: Bach/Ligetti, Yarlung Records
        Smoke and Mirrors Percussion Ensemble Vanish, Yarlung Records
        The Mark Colby Quartet: Int. Phonograph Inc., normal transfer

        Special mention: Pre-Recorded Tapes

        Bob and Ray: A Stereo Spectacular, RCA 7-1/2 ips, 2-track
        Dick Schory: Bang, Baroom and Harp, RCA 7-1/2 ips, 2-track
        Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
        Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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        -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
        -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
        -Lyra Atlas SL, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
        -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
        -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies Power Cords
        -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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        • #19
          Linn Kilmax LP12 | Channel D Lino C | innous ZENMini | Kii Three

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          • Rob
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            Wow, Chad is going big...read the fine print, 12 titles

          • Afveep
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            Oh no.... a subscription! This is really gonna cost me big time!

        • #20
          Hi

          Has anyone heard the Carmina Burana from Horch House. I was very disappointed with this recording.
          Excess of sibilance with distortion in some parts. On the other hand the Mahler No.1 was very impressive.
          Wonder whether this is due to the original master of the Carmina not being upto standard?

          best

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          • #21
            Originally posted by best View Post
            Hi

            Has anyone heard the Carmina Burana from Horch House. I was very disappointed with this recording.
            Excess of sibilance with distortion in some parts. On the other hand the Mahler No.1 was very impressive.
            Wonder whether this is due to the original master of the Carmina not being upto standard?

            best
            Which Carmina did they do?
            Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
            Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
            ________________________________________

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            -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
            -Merrill Audio Elemente 116 monoblock amplifiers
            -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 preamplifier
            -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
            -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
            -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
            -Lyra Atlas SL, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
            -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
            -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies Power Cords
            -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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            • #22
              http://www.analogarts.net/carmina-burana

              This is the link.

              Radio Symphony Orchestra Leipzig
              Rundfunkchor Leipzig (Leipzig Radio Choir)
              Conductor: Herbert Kegel

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              • #23
                Originally posted by best View Post
                http://www.analogarts.net/carmina-burana

                This is the link.

                Radio Symphony Orchestra Leipzig
                Rundfunkchor Leipzig (Leipzig Radio Choir)
                Conductor: Herbert Kegel
                Thanks I don't know that performance. In fact, don't know much about the Eterna recordings except they are in the Mikrokosmos Labellography.
                Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                ________________________________________

                -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
                -Merrill Audio Elemente 116 monoblock amplifiers
                -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 preamplifier
                -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
                -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                -Lyra Atlas SL, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies Power Cords
                -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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                • #24
                  We just received the tape Smoke & Mirrors from Yarlung last Monday for review. So far,so good. I like your list, Mr. Astor.
                  Sketsoteric Audio: "Analog Sound, Digital Flexibility"
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                  • #25
                    An expansion of the top 15-ips, 2-track tapes plus a number of new additions!

                    Revised Reference Tape List, V3.3

                    NY Top Dozen


                    [@*#] Arnold Overtures, The Tape Project TP-003
                    [+] Bill Evans: Waltz for Debby, The Tape Project TP-008
                    [+] Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, The Tape Project TP-006
                    [*+] Dee Alexander: Magic, Int. Phonograph, Inc., Direct Copy**
                    [*+]Garcia-Grisman, The Tape Project TP-027
                    [#@]Hugh Masekela, Hope, Acoustic Sounds, RRAP 004
                    [@+] Janaki String Trio, Yarlung Records
                    [@*#+] Live at Vattnajokull, Opus 3**
                    [*+#@]Rosselet: Bach/Ligetti, Yarlung Records
                    [#@] Smoke and Mirrors Percussion Ensemble Debut, Yarlung Records
                    [@*] Suryodaya, Yarlung Records
                    [+]The Mark Colby Quartet, Int. Phonograph Inc., Direct Copy**
                    [*#@] Yello: One Second, Horch House

                    *Exceptionally transparent
                    +Exceptionally natural
                    #Exceptionally dynamic
                    @Low end test

                    Highly Recommended Recordings

                    A Portrait of Jimi Hendrix, Davide Pannozzo Trio, Hemiolia Records
                    Albeniz: Suite Espanola, The Tape Project TP-021
                    Anne Bisson: Blue Mind, Brilliance Music
                    Antonio Lysy at the Broad, Yarlung Records
                    Ben Webster: Gentle Ben, Acoustic Sounds/Ensayo, RRAP 002
                    Bobby Broom Trio: Sweet and Lovely, Int. Phonograph, Inc.**
                    Clifford Jordan Quartet: Live at Ethel’s, Int. Phonograph/Mapleshade**
                    Crazy Joe: The Doctor is In!, Trischler Music
                    Danielle Mencarelli Meets Hemiolia: Originals, Hemiolia Records
                    Danielle Mencarelli Meets Hemiolia: Standards, Hemiolia Records
                    Dialoghi, Yarlung Records
                    Jacintha: Here's to Ben Webster, Groove Note
                    Ito Ema: Goldberg Variations, MA Recordings
                    Jacqui Naylor: The Number White, The Tape Project, TP-001
                    Janis Ian: Breaking Silence, Acoustic Sounds/Rude Girls, RRAP 001
                    Jason Roebke: Shimmering, International Phonograph, Inc.
                    John Lee Hooker and Canned Heat, The Tape Project, TP-025
                    Josh Berman Trio, Chicago Retro, International Phonograph, Inc.
                    Kurt Elling: Flirting with Twilight, The Tape Project TP-021
                    Lee Morgan: Sidewinder, The Tape Project TP-023
                    Little Hatch: Rock with Me Baby, The Tape Project TP-017
                    Nojima Plays Liszt, The Tape Project TP-019
                    Opus 3: Sampler Tapes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
                    Oscar Peterson: My Favorite Instrument, Vol 4, Horch House
                    Oue: Exotic Dances from the Opera, The Tape Project TP-007
                    Rickie Lee Jones: It’s Like This, Acoustic Sounds RRAP 003
                    Smoke and Mirrors Percussion Ensemble Vanish, Yarlung Records
                    The Mark Colby Quartet: Int. Phonograph Inc., normal transfer

                    Special mention: Pre-Recorded Tapes

                    Bob and Ray: A Stereo Spectacular, RCA 7-1/2 ips, 2-track
                    Dick Schory: Bang, Baroom and Harp, RCA 7-1/2 ips, 2-track
                    Offenbach: Gaite Parisienne, RCA 7-1/2 ips, 2-track

                    **Second generation tape
                    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                    ________________________________________

                    -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                    -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
                    -Merrill Audio Elemente 116 monoblock amplifiers
                    -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 preamplifier
                    -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
                    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                    -Lyra Atlas SL, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies Power Cords
                    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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                    • #26
                      Myles and all, thank you for your mention of some of the tapes I have available at IPI. It is very appreciated. I hope some of them bring joy to people. Jonathan
                      JLH

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                      • #27
                        A reshuffling of the best of breed, an expansion of the top 15-ips, 2-track tapes list and a number of new additions. Plus a new category for "The Creme de la Creme."

                        Revised Reference Tape List, V3.4

                        The Creme de la Creme


                        [@*#&] Arnold Overtures, The Tape Project TP-003
                        [+&] Bill Evans: Waltz for Debby, The Tape Project TP-008
                        [+] Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, The Tape Project TP-006
                        [*+&] Dee Alexander: Magic, Int. Phonograph, Inc., Direct Copy**
                        [*+]Garcia-Grisman, The Tape Project TP-027
                        [#@]Hugh Masekela, Hope, Acoustic Sounds, RRAP 004
                        [@+] Janaki String Trio, Yarlung Records
                        [@*#+&] Live at Vattnajokull, Opus 3**
                        [[email protected]] Makaya: McCraven: Quartet, Int. Phonograph, Inc., Direct Copy**
                        [*+#@]Rosselet: Bach/Ligetti, Yarlung Records
                        [#@&] Smoke and Mirrors Percussion Ensemble Debut, Yarlung Records
                        [#*&] Resphigi: Pines and Fountains of Rome, Acoustic Sounds RRAP 008
                        [+]The Mark Colby Quartet, Int. Phonograph Inc., Direct Copy**

                        *Exceptionally transparent
                        +Exceptionally natural
                        #Exceptionally dynamic
                        @Low end test
                        &Spatiality

                        Highly Recommended Recordings

                        A Portrait of Jimi Hendrix, Davide Pannozzo Trio, Hemiolia Records
                        Albeniz: Suite Espanola, The Tape Project TP-021
                        Anne Bisson: Blue Mind, Brilliance Music
                        Antonio Lysy at the Broad, Yarlung Records
                        Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 3, Op. 12 No. 3, UltraAnalogue Recordings
                        Ben Webster: Gentle Ben, Acoustic Sounds/Ensayo, RRAP 002
                        Bobby Broom Trio: Sweet and Lovely, Int. Phonograph, Inc.**
                        Ciaramella Dances: On Moveable Ground, Yarlung Records
                        Clifford Jordan Quartet: Live at Ethel’s, Int. Phonograph/Mapleshade**
                        Crazy Joe: The Doctor is In!, Trischler Music
                        Danielle Mencarelli Meets Hemiolia: Originals, Hemiolia Records
                        Danielle Mencarelli Meets Hemiolia: Standards, Hemiolia Records
                        Dialoghi, Yarlung Records
                        Fone Sampler Tape, Signoricci Master, 3001
                        Jacintha: Here's to Ben Webster, Groove Note**
                        Ito Ema: Goldberg Variations, MA Recordings
                        Jacqui Naylor: The Number White, The Tape Project, TP-001
                        Janis Ian: Breaking Silence, Acoustic Sounds/Rude Girls, RRAP 001
                        Petteri Irvonen: Art of the Sonata, Yarlung Records
                        Jason Roebke: Shimmering, International Phonograph, Inc.
                        Jeremy Kahn: Duets, International Phonograph, Inc.
                        John Lee Hooker and Canned Heat, The Tape Project, TP-025
                        Josh Berman Trio, Chicago Retro, International Phonograph, Inc., normal transfer
                        Kurt Elling: Flirting with Twilight, The Tape Project TP-021
                        Lee Morgan: Sidewinder, The Tape Project TP-023
                        Little Hatch: Rock with Me Baby, The Tape Project TP-017
                        Nojima Plays Liszt, The Tape Project TP-019
                        Opus 3: Sampler Tapes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
                        Oscar Peterson: My Favorite Instrument, Vol 4, Horch House
                        Oue: Exotic Dances from the Opera, The Tape Project TP-007
                        Rickie Lee Jones: It’s Like This, Acoustic Sounds RRAP 003
                        Rimsky-Korsakoff: Scheherazade, Acoustic Sounds RRAP 007
                        Suryodaya, Yarlung Records
                        Smoke and Mirrors Percussion Ensemble: Vanish, Yarlung Records
                        The Mark Colby Quartet: Int. Phonograph Inc., normal transfer
                        Yello: One Second, Horch House

                        Special mention: Pre-Recorded Tapes

                        Bob and Ray: A Stereo Spectacular, RCA 7-1/2 ips, 2-track
                        Dick Schory: Bang, Baroom and Harp, RCA 7-1/2 ips, 2-track
                        Offenbach: Gaite Parisienne, RCA 7-1/2 ips, 2-track

                        **Second generation tape

                        New additions
                        Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                        Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                        ________________________________________

                        -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                        -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
                        -Merrill Audio Elemente 116 monoblock amplifiers
                        -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 preamplifier
                        -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
                        -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                        -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                        -Lyra Atlas SL, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                        -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                        -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies Power Cords
                        -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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                        • #28
                          Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
                          New addition to list:

                          Live at Vattnajokull from Opus 3. (Sampler tape 2, track 6 for snippet.) I don't think this was ever released on vinyl but is currenty also available from the Opus 3 website as a 2X DSD download (Al this has your name written all over it with your IRS Vs!) or MC. What makes this recording oh-so-special is that it is a copy taken directly from the master tape. And you can hear the difference in generation just as I recently discovered. Exceedingly transparent and with the recent changes in the system, there's a sense of the hall, the percussion instruments that just eludes so many other recordings. A hallmark of Jan-Eric's recordings. Plus the organ will certainly test the capabilities of your system. This is the first tape that earns marks for marrying naturalness, dynamics, transparency and low end all in one recording!

                          Musically, the work is sensational bringing one on a wild, roller coaster ride through the geological formations of Iceland! While you might file this under classical, there's no question that the music's melodic nature, the sound of the marimba and vibraphone and improv give it also a very jazz-like flavor.

                          [ATTACH=CONFIG]n19717[/ATTACH]




                          Taken from Opus 3 website since couldn't describe it better.

                          "If you are wondering what prompted an organist and a percusion/marimba/vibraphone player to journey to Iceland to make a recording with improvised music and a special arrangement of Maurice Ravel´s Bolero, then perhaps the word inspiration could be the most succinct answer. It is this which gives rise to the expression “inspired performance” which can certainly be applied to this recording.

                          A number of contributing factors have combined to create the ambience in this recording of what is in effect a musical journey through or over the magnificent Icelandic nature, particularly the gigantic Vatnajökull glacier which covers a number of volcanoes, and from which this CD derives its title, the cover picture was taken during a volcanic eruption in 1996.

                          Further sources of inspiration were derived not only from the outstanding beauty of the Hallgrims Church with its wonderful acoustics, but also the superb Klaus Flugel organ which was completed in 1992. Small wonder that Mattias and Anders were able to give the “inspired performances” heard in this recording where their outstanding musicianship has been set free to explore the myriad possibilities which are an intrinsic part of performing improvised music."
                          Thanks I just looked through my opus 3 collection I don't have it. I'll down load it tomorrow.
                          A big thanks for your list.
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                          • #29
                            I found it playing it now. Thanks
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                            • #30
                              This is really clean as well.
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