Author Topic: Robert Rich does without warning release the follow up to Somnium - " Perpetual"  (Read 4291 times)

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To my taste the original Somnium is better than this album of box of albums. Somnium is more artistic and considered  and better sleeping peel

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Mine arrived yesterday - I saw it briefly (long enough to check it was not damaged etc) before Glenys whisked it away to be wrapped until Christmas.....

That's just kind of evil!   ;D
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As an aside - the Somnium tracks on this disc are now all uncompressed audio.
And I hope the second track isn't mixed mono anymore? That really bugged me.
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I would suspect not, but I've not had the chance to listen to it.....

http://robertrich.com/discography/album/?album_id=53


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A monumental release. I wish I could have attended some of Rich's sleep concerts. I may have to purchase this release; and Christmas is approaching so who knows I may get lucky.
Only listened to snippets of the previews so far, but perhaps tonight I'll take the time to listen properly to the samples on the website. Looking forward to it.

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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.

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I listen to this album today...I really enjoy it... still the hiss sound does stills somewhat annoy me..but it is only a part of the recording...
I like the kind of warm metallic sound to the album..

Some moments of the album really makes my mind insane but in a good way... definitely psycho-active music,  like taking drugs but without drugs. I am listing to part 3 right now