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The link is a bad link an it won't open. try again please. ... Erndog
Here is the link in working order: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/ ... Cmalak
I read the link. thank you for sharing. very interesting ... Rok2id
That is interesting. copied it for future reference. Timrhu
Cmalak, i don't know how you did it, but thanks for fixing t ... Alonski
Unfortunately, editing is not an option here. thanks for po ... Timrhu
Interesting page, good as far as it goes. i have posted thi ... Learsfool
Alonski...i just right clicked on your original link and cli ... Cmalak
I just bought that aaron copland book on amazon. looks like ... Erndog
I just ordered the book as well. this will be the first book ... Alonski
I came across a downloadable program or something like that ... Roscoeiii
Thanks for sharing, alonski, and way to honor mr. cuddy's po ... Cymbop
Cymbop, i know what you mean. i was a drummer for many year ... Alonski
That is a fantastic document. thank you so much for taking ... Anonymoustao
You're very welcome, anonymoustao. here's an update on this ... Alonski
That is a wonderful story, alonski. and that is one lucky k ... Anonymoustao
Mom says "he'll never be the same again". he's go ... Isochronism
I know, isochronism, it was a tough call... should there be ... Alonski
Agreed. you likely passed on a gift in boosting a musical ap ... Isochronism
In my case, as in alonski's (thanks for the great thread), b ... Judsauce
Excellent article. thank you. folks should stop "upgrad ... Dpac996
Judsauce, Thanks! A great post from a kindred spirit. That hypnotic groove machine zone is an indescribable state of musical nirvana for musicians. How lucky are we to have experienced that in this life, huh?
Dpac996, #25 is the punch-line to this crazy audiophile life we lead. Last night, my wife and I were casually listening to all kinds of vinyl as my new KT88 tubes were burning in on my amp (only have 4 hours on them so far, and I won't do any critical listening until they hit 100). The music sounded wonderful, even at low volume. We were enjoying ourselves thoroughly, both reading (she's reading a novel on her iPad and I was absorbed in the latest issue of TAS) and completely relaxed, exempt from the rigors of critical listening until the tubes are cooked.
I have a lot of LPs. One record that I haven't heard since before my major system upgrade is the hauntingly beautiful soundtrack from "The Mission" by Ennio Morricone. I forgot how much I love this piece, especially side two. It has everything, sweeping orchestral arrangements punctuated with masterful drumming, both classical and indigenous, and soaring sopranos warning the missionaries of their upcoming trouble.
I'm telling you all this because we were in #25 land for hours, completely open, relaxed and not listening to the gear (which had disappeared anyway) but allowing the music to wash over us. Then, in the latter part of side two, in the midst of a quiet, contemplative passage, a tympanist showed up in our living room and practically blasted us off the couch with a single beat of that enormous drum. Like I said, I hadn't played this for a long time.
I believe that not being in Critical Listening mode allowed us to be surprised by the sheer power of that experience, both noting how we felt the music reaching us and having its way with us... and delaying, albeit not for very long, my need to comment, compare and analyze the reproduction. In that delay lies the magic of musical appreciation... when you're not trying to capture the experience with thoughts and words (to be shared on A'gon, maybe?).
And yes, even at low, WAF approved volume, that first single beat of the tympani (I believe he was using soft mallets. Judsauce, Question #8 is all you, feel free to chime in) was the most life-like, "it's in the living room with us" experience I can remember! The attack and subsequent long, gorgeous decay of that strike transported us to the hall where this magnificent recording was made.
If I was in CL mode, I don't believe my active mind would have allowed me to experience that moment so fully. For me, the main objective of being an audiophile is to be present and open to those moments when we are surprised by music.
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Alonski wrote: "that hypnotic groove machine zone is a ... Judsauce
Judsauce, well... it's critical listening night at our house ... Alonski
Anyone else have a cool critical listening moment to share? Alonski