« on: May 13, 2015, 07:25:50 PM »
Oddly, this album has been a bit of a grower for me. In places it seems like a refinement or extension of Trances and Drones. When I listened to the DVD through my Mackie HR824s, the sounds were too bright, even with the monitors on the floor. Oddly enough, I found myself preferring the lower res MP3 version through phones, which, I know, sounds like audio heresy. I boosted the high end around 9 or 11K a bit to compensate for the flatness of the sounds, which were considerably less bright than the DVD. I also rarely have had time to listen to an 8-hour release straight through, so I preferred having the 80 minute MP3 segments, which I burned onto CDRs with the EQ tweaked via a plugin. A very unconventional and lo-fi way to listen to this release, but it works for me.
There are a lot of interesting things going on in this release, and I like it quite a bit now, but I can see why folks may have been disappointed that it was not Somnium 2.