Beyond the sound of things, and into the soul of things.

Beyond the sound of things, and into the soul of things.

Hi-res audio blows MP3s and AAC files out of the water. Essential data is lost when you listen to music via MP3 files because of the lossy compression that makes these files smaller. High-Resolution Audio can replicate the whole range of sound that the artist created when recording the content. Sony understands the importance of preserving the originality of music, which is why we’ve developed Hi-Res Audio products that allow audiophiles (like you) to listen to music in the best sound quality.

I listened to a file that I had downloaded in WAV which is a higher resolution than FLAC; this was Santana "Abraxas", an LP I bought in 1970, and since that time, have worn out many copies; to say I know every note on that LP is an understatement.

When I compared that file to my pristine LP, it was first in the lineup. As I listened, "It just doesn't get any better than this," I thought.

Now it was time for the LP; as the wax spun, I was floored on the first note; it was so definitive; after that keyboard intro, Santana's guitar just hung in the air, followed by the banging notes on the keyboard again, and then those unforgettable chimes; "Singing Winds and Crying Beasts" is the most perfect instrumental ever; IMO.

While the Hi-Res sounded good, the LP in my room felt good; I was flooded with all the memories I had experienced with this music playing in the background. Does anyone remember "Black Lights"; they made ladies legs glow in the dark when they wore certain kinds of stockings, what a scintillating sight.

So many colorful memories of my misspent youth passed before me as I listened, if only I could misspend them again. That's what the LP did for me; it regenerated my soul with it's soul; LP's have life, digital is the sound after it has been stripped of it's life.


Can you relate to the "Soul" of things?


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Beyond the sound of things, and into the soul of things.

I would have stopped there. Beautifully said.

Many, many roads. We can [perhaps foolishly] dissect differences but it is difficult to argue or question one's being moved. However he or she arrives there, into their very personal 'soul of things.'
@orpheus10  +1  A Thoughtful Thread. Thank you.
being transported
no lack of SOUL
smiling faces
Ascribing properties to nonexistent entities
But I also enjoy digital.
transformation... moved into the "supernatural realm"
going all woo-woo

Cat Food For Thought...A Plethora of Quantum States....Yes, it does apply. : )

From: NATURE PHOTONICS | VOL 13 | FEBRUARY 2019 | 110–115 |
"The Grass Is Singing" by Doris Lessing
Shortly after we were born, there is a good possibility we were exposed to music.

Starts much earlier, Orpheus.

And here, post birth:

"into the soul of things"

Perspective....Words are Music...apparently poetry is okay (per the former posts)...yet

A woman who wins the Nobel Prize for Literature (2007)

"Prize motivation: "that epicist of the female experience, who with scepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilisation to scrutiny."

Music to my ears and my soul. MY.