Been one and totally agree with you.
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Well I guess it's possible that they simply had quality control problems. My only experience with the label was not good, and I'm in no hurry to try it again. I bought the Water Falls double LP from Sara K. It had many surface defects, so I sent it back. The other one didn't sound good either, lots of surface noise. So I just assumed it was a poor label. Obviously I have avoided the label since then.
I have the Sara K CD sponsored by a well known speaker manufacturer. The lack of compression is welcome.
I am not a huge fan of her but the recording is excellent.
I am interested if Stockfisch have done more complex recordings that are equally excellent...recording an acoustic guitar and vocals ain't rocket science, IMHO.
Any high quality work with other more complex instruments to record (drums, a large band etc.)?
Looks like Elusive Disc and AS has them...here's a link...
Their web site is in German(German Company)...and they have lots of stock there.
I am looking to get an LP or 2 and love Sara K.
Perhaps Ill order one! That Collection Sampler looks interesting indeed. Suggestions welcome!
With a large band it is more difficult to notice a bad recording.
I am not sure I agree but I do admit that the Sara K album from Stockfisch is beautifully recorded...
In fact there are some small labels that do record some good stuff....Steve Ferrone's Farm Fur "More Head" is available from CD Baby, a very small label, it is indeed excellent R&B recording ...done by some artists and recorded live on a modest budget!
If I could find a reliable source for recommendations for great recordings I would be delighted! So far most sources I have found are hit and miss...
Are there any other recordings that you equate to Stockfish quality?
If only reviewers started to publish "compression" or "loudness" ratings as part of a CD reviews.
See this article Loud CD's
How To Make Better Recordings
These articles give insight into why many people are finding CD's to be very fatiguing for lengthy periods of listening....as one Mastering Engineer describes "You just crank up the EQ and then you compress it digitally so everything sounds like a machine gun".
I remember a time when you couldn't easily find a decent cup of coffee in North America.....everyone served crap....then along came Starbuck's and served something decent! (Of course Starbucks won't go far in Italy, as a decent cup of coffee remained widely available in that country.)
Some day someone in the audio industry will realize the huge opportunity for a "Starbuck's for digital recordings" and re-re-master everything and charge a premium!!!!
the percentage of 'all music' played on conventional 2 channel home stereos is so small, don't expect much more than sara k. the old joke has always been true...the worse the performance, the better the sound. there are exceptions, but 99% of prerecorded music is made to sound like prerecorded music.......support artists, not ambience.
Didn't have any issue with my Sara K LP. Maybe it needs to be cleaned? Many of my new LPs arrived with some surface dust and pop noise which were solved by running them through the cleaner. Great sounding LP! Crappy music? I don't think so. Many of these small label artists may not be as popular, but they still produce beautiful music.
Now Playing David Roth's "Pearl River" Stockfisch LP...Wow! I agree it is stunningly good.My jaw dropped ;-) Wish my whole collection could sound this good.
Unfortunately, my Classic Records 200g "Verve" of Diana Krall latest arrived and looks and sounds like crap..Vinyl has noisy grooves and dirt and fingerprints (new record!) that wont totally come clean even after repeated washes on the VPI 16.5..Back to Elusive Disc it goes!