|Review by collinmaillard December 31, 2011 (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
|I first discovered the group through "The serpent Egg", an undefinable album in terms of genre. This feature appealed to me a lot. CNET reviews had classified this one as one of the best recorded album ever.
This was for the stereo dimension, which ruled for years. We have been facing a new format for a couple of years. Yet this is rather new for me.
This format can be a much better one, depending on the skills of the sound engineers behind the mix. I've spent a lot (maybe too much) to gather the best SQACD albums according to heaps of reviews, here on this site and elsewhere on the net.
I'm not genre-related, I own classical music, OST, jazz and pop rock ... I am in love with sound.
Dead can dance too. This group is in love with sounds and music.
Spiritchaser is by far the best you can do in terms of sound and atmosphere.
If I had to describe the best sounding album I would like to be recorded, it would have been that one.
This is more than music, it is a divine experience, a mystic travel to our deepest origins.
They take us on their wings to Africa, to the rhythms of fantasy tribes to whom we might have belonged.
There is a perfect balance between rhythm, melodies and chanting.
The style is unique, the album could last for hours ...
In terms of sonics now, this is a must-have. I have a lot of SACDs, some were highly praised, I may wonder why sometimes.especially with live recordings. I love live action but you cannot reach the perfection of studio work. You reach here the nirvana in terms of technique and mixing.
A real eargasm.
Only a couple of albums manage to do this through Multichannel mixing. Beck Sea change is one of the few to trigger that phenomenon too, along with Pink Floyd and Dire Straits. Miles Davis Kind of Blue too but for other reasons.
If you want to live a genuine musical experience, buy this one before it is too late (only 6000 copies of each album have been produced ...) . I have already ordered two other ones, just to compare them, although the the styles may not be compared (from the stereo versions I now).
A MUST-HAVE, I really mean it, I'm not supporting a group coz I like'm, it is just an album that will challenge your equipment ...
Chris (Denon equipment + Audio Monitor Bronze HP series)
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