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#274010 - 2018-03-06 17:43 Re: Recommended Music ***** [Re: Hector]
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Here is something quite different, Xavier Rudd and The United Nations, "Nanna".
MQA Tidal.
If you think your speakers are humming it's just the Didge.

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#274213 - 2018-03-14 15:25 Re: Recommended Music [Re: Hector]
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Here is another recommendation. My correspondent Maneli Jamal has just released his new album "Ambient Sketchbook" available on Tidal and I believe Spotify and other streaming sources.
Please listen and give some feedback, it would be much appreciated.
Previous albums "The Ziur Movement", "The Mardom Movement" and "The Lamaj Movement' document musically his history and travels to US and finally to Canada from his homeland origin.

Wonderful creations. Highly recommended and superbly recorded.

Hector


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#274497 - 2018-03-24 14:35 Re: Recommended Music [Re: Hector]
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Sonny Clark Memorial Quartet - Voodoo

John Zorn and his chums behaving (for once) and playing excellent hard bop tunes in very good sound quality. Not on Tidal and took me a while to track down the CD but well worth it.

Tom Zé - Studies of Tom Zé: Explaining Things So I Can Confuse You

David Byrne mentioned him during his Desert Island Discs last week. Currently streaming via TIDAL - an interesting overview of Zé's career including Bossa Nova, and Samba played on typewriters.

Sorry Bamba (aka Sory Bamba and Sory Bamba du Mali) - Dogon Blues

Malian music with some European influences and production. Good to excellent. Not on TIDAL but CD available S/H from Amazon UK or (as I did) new from Amazon France at a bargain EUR 5.99 here.


Wonderful perfect quadraphonic sound with distortion levels so low as to make a brave man weep smile
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#274976 - 2018-04-09 19:40 Re: Recommended Music [Re: ISB]
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One of my favorite vinyl albums is now available as MQA version on TIDAL - and it sounds great! FAIRYTALES with Radka Toneff voice and Steve Dobrogosz piano.

It's really hard to tell if the LP sounds better or the streamed MQA version. One thing's for sure, the MQA album doesn't crack as much. wink

Regards Stefan


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#274977 - 2018-04-09 19:47 Re: Recommended Music [Re: Duke]
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This is a ‘White Glove’ MQA album. It sounds great even un decoded for sure.


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#274979 - 2018-04-09 19:55 Re: Recommended Music [Re: Duke]
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Thanks Duke for the heads up
+1 for this Radka Toneff album, oft played as a demo at HiFi shows.
This was the first CD ever played on my 500 player to 18 bit 5000's. I will compare the Red Book v MQA version as soon as I get a chance and report back.
Hector


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#275003 - 2018-04-10 11:59 Re: Recommended Music [Re: Hector]
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Compared Radka Toneff / Steve Dobrogosz "Fairy Tales" CD with MQA Tidal stream 192k. As Chris Layer states above the MQA version has certainly received the "White Glove Treatment". An amazing difference, however everyone has an opinion on remastering. Here immediately, the volume is the first huge difference, MQA version is louder by approx 5 steps on my 5200SE. Vocal is more forward with greater definition and the Piano is also elevated with more evident sustain.
I know which version I prefer.
Hector


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#275018 - 2018-04-10 18:11 Re: Recommended Music [Re: Hector]
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Also available on Amazon as MQA CD, if I am not mistaken. Is this one of the first?

Locus

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