That is one good album, but listening to ambient is sad it is total destruction of audio. I feel bad of people growing up today, with bad audio quality everywhere.
I don't feel bad for people growing up today. They can use YouTube to preview a full album in lower audio quality before they buy it. When I was a kid, I didn't get to listen to music before I bought it.
The unfortunate thing is a large percentage of young people don't buy music and don't know what good audio quality is. I'm betting the Thom Brennan album sounds pretty good at Spotify. Sadly, someone has to listen to it 1000 times to pay the artist $10. Most people won't stream Mist 1000 times in their lifetime.
Think it's more than just young people in this scenario. I know many adults, all ages, who do not have the first clue about sound quality, Hi Fi, bit rates , or even remotely decent music.
Conversely I know a lot of young people who are right into music, buying vinyl and looking at better equipment etc.
I can confirm the Brennan albums on Spotify are pretty damm good quality. I stream on the highest quality choice which I think is 320kbs. I have most of the Brennan albums on purchased download but still listen on Spotify occasionally. Have to confess I like Spotify very much. I use it mainly for researching artists that I might like to follow further by purchasing their music. But also listen to artists that I would never consider purchasing their music so I guess they get some support from that. As a result of spotify I have bought several albums I may not have otherwise.
Is that actualy what the payment rate is then 1000 plays for $10? If so that is poor. I do recall a Projekt email where Sam said it was 247 plays for one dollar also. Mmmhh not great.