Tidal streaming needle-drops?


I'm sitting here listening to the album "Inland Territory" by Vienna Teng, streaming thru the Tidal app.  Note that I do not say CD.  The first track starts out with a rhythmic "tic" which I at first thing is maybe some digital noise introduced by the my PC.  Then it gradually transmutes  into a rhythmic "swish" and then decreases in amplitude and then fades away and I realize that I am hearing a defect in an LP!  Anyone else notice that on music available through Tidal?
swampwalker
Sorry, you are not hearing an LP. The effect is on all versions of this song (I'm listening to the CD now). This track is actually recorded and performed using a looper (a short digital recording box) and Vienna has chosen to encode and make these distortions part of the rhythm of the song. The live version on "The Moment Always Vanishing" really shows how this track is put together.

As far as I am aware the only one of Vienna's albums available on LP is her first, "Warm Strangers"
Though I am certain I've heard needle-drops while streaming "hi-res" from HD-Classics, I am pretty sure that the sound you heard on this album is part of the musical arrangement. I could be wrong. Is this album even available on LP? It was released in 2009 meaning there may not even be a analog tape master, let alone vinyl. 

Yet I am enjoying this artist's music so thanks for the heads up on her. 
After folkfreak’s post, I pulled out my CD, which I haven’t listened to in quite awhile.

Yeah, it’s recorded that way.
Thanks, guys.  Boy did I find that distracting.  But it did take me back to "the day" of dinged up LPs.  Of course, back then neither my system nor my brain was that resolving ;-)

dbtom2- I'm not enamored with all of her song choices but her voice is stunning.  First heard her music at RMAF a few years ago and been a fan since. 
It makes me wonder why people are going back to vinyl. Even if it 'sounds' better, those damn pops, and scratches were the devil's work.-Let alone having to get up and cue a new record...
I'm not going to get drawn into an analog vs digital discussion (if you check my rig you can see I have quite a decent setup for both) but in discussion of surface noise any decent resolving LP system will push any noise out of the plane of the recording such that i rarely if ever find it objectionable. 

On listening to the Teng track the OP referenced (last snowfall) I had a chance to listen to it on my main rig and it's neat how she and Alex place the distortion very carefully in the mix layered just in front of the backing vocals. It's a nice test of resolution in your system if you can clearly separate all of the parts, the distortion rhythms and the vocals and instruments.  Thanks for making me dig this disc out, Vienna has a habit of overloading recordings and hoping you can work out everything that's going on, then often dropping back to a whisper the next moment
I was listening to an mp3 streamed to my M00s listening in near field.  So it was definitely in my face.  I'll try to get a flac copy and listen on my main rig.
This thread just reminded me of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN0fkNp4WLs
LOL
Mofimadness: Thanks for the link. :)

Excellent video, good story and quite believable 😀

The similar effect I've recently found myself becoming very conscious of is the noise of a piano action (the soft clacking of the felts playing along with the music) for some reason I notice it a lot on Angela Hewitt's recordings - she plays a Fazioli so maybe it's a "feature" of this manufacturer of Pianos?

Who's for a thread on the best unexpected background noises on recordings (Kingsway hall tube rumbles etc)?