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Hey /mu/,

Might be a tough question, but could anyone recommend any albums with sonics as good as Talk Talk's Laughing Stock? I'm desperate for more albums where the instruments have been recorded so truthfully/skillfully that the textures are almost 3 dimensional in their lushness.

I suppose it helps that laughing stock was recorded by the best recording engineers and mixed by the best mix engineers onto tape, but something about the image of each little moment of sound is so extremely detailed down to the finest point--nothing is remotely out of focus. I might just be jaded as fuck but most records these days sound simultaneously bright/sterile yet out of focus--I think the ease of modern recording somehow has decreased the importance of ~really~ getting a good image out of a recording, so everything sounds blurry to me. I digress...

If anyone could recommend an album that sounds nearly as beautiful as LS I'd greatly appreciate it! I know y'all Talk Talk fans are out there
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>what is black metal
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>>61887956
Have you heard Mark Hollis' s/t album? Even more intimate than Laughing Stock, absolutely beautiful. I guess some jazz records do a similar, if not as well because they're older (In a Silent Way, and one of my favourites here: https://youtu.be/HiZ6YuIrj54)
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>>61887985
Lol are you fuckin with me? If you're serious I'd love a suggestion of black metal with perfect sonics, I was under the impression everyone was recording that shit as badly as possible on purpose.

>>61888061
The Mark Hollis s/t is definitely some more audio brilliance, though I haven't really been able to get that much into the songs! Not to diss our boy Mark too hard, but I remember one of the tracks sounding like a Trisomy 21 version of New Grass... I'll have to revisit it though, I've only given it like 3 good listens and recall the opening track being great.
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>>61887956
Random Access Memories is prob the best-engineered album I've ever heard (I said that once and was told to listen to a Kraftwerk album, my mind hasn't changed but that one was good too)
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Are there any old albums or recordings that have amazing production for their age? Like a song from the 1950s that sounds like it could've been recorded yesterday?
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>>61888172
Tomorrow Never Knows...
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>>61888172
No, old recordings don't start sounding top quality until the late 60's/early 70's.
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>>61888172
https://youtu.be/PC5NPGaRLXk
1959
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.... you mean steely dan, the eagles, e.l.o., genesis/peter gabriel, rush, etc...

i could go on, but you are a fucking moron for not even googling this shit before making this thread.
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>>61888284
Why don't you just recommend albums that sound as beautiful as Laughing Stock instead acting like a cunt?
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>>61888141
Which Kraftwerk album if you don't mind me asking?

The Pineapple Symphony off of Ralf Und Florian has some pretty incredible guitar recordings--and all y'all Person Pitch fans will love the sample from Good Girl / Carrots
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>>61888402
Minimum-Maximum, I think
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>>61888124
DsO - Paracletus
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>>61888124
Do Make Say Think - You You're A History in Rust has a pretty unique sound to it when it comes to its recording.
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>>61888485
Sweet, i'll check them out!

>>61888434
I'm a little hesitant to believe that a live album could be recorded that well, but Ill DL it anyway, thanks.
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a bump in honor of mark hollis paul webb lee harris and tim friese-green???

not even sure if op can bump anymore but here goes nothin
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>>61887956
Spiderland
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It might me considered pleb, but Rage against the machine s/t sounds amazing
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>>61888712
well there's a Joanna Newsom bootleg from 2011 @ le Trianon that sounds clearer than Have One On Me, and there's that Radiohead in Berlin bootleg from 2000

it's all about how you master the soundboard recordings and set up the mics i guess
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>>61889168
lol I'll check it out!

>>61889363
I suppose it's possible for it to be done, though with studio recordings you have the ability to move mics around and be painstaking about getting the perfect sound with isolation etc., live makes it way more difficult to be precise
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>>61887956
portishead's live album is remarkable

every nina nastasia album is fantastically engineered, basically a somber folk singer songwriter backed by a variety of instruments
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I'm tempered to say Ys. The focus to detail the production is insane.
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this imo
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Björk never let us down with her production
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>>61887956
winky face
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>>61889998
I'd say Station to Station from Bowie.

Especially the title song. It's literally perfect
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>>61890031
I really do love the first 5 tracks of this album actually--though they definitely had a lot to learn about recording--Mark's voice sounds a lil blurry on these ones!

>>61889512
for some reason i always discounted this album due to its cover whenever i saw it--I'll look into it!

>>61889971
>>61889535
downloading! it is starting to be pretty embarrassing that i barely have the vocabulary to understand bitches brew, gotta dive into it

>>61890182
the heck is this
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>>61887956
This OP
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>>61891023
>the heck is this
listen to it and find out, it's fantastic, also Christgau's first ever A+
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taCv1a8AUJo&t=16m48s
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>>61889363
That Berlin Radiohead concert is amazing. Really incapsulates the band at their absolute peak, plus the quality is top notch.
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>>61887956
I would say that pic related has such a good atmosphere. It's not a perfect SBD recording, so it's a bit distant sounding but it fits the music really well. Rather than hear each instrument and percussionist perfectly, they kind of mesh in a beautiful way that adds to mood.
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This is weirdly both dreamy and perfectly performed and recorded. It's a sort of planned chaos
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>>61891469
Can't shake the feeling of hokeyness as I begin this, but ill give it a go! instruments are sounding great thus far--

Meanwhile, everyone should check out Bark Psychosis - Codename Dustsucker!! Sounds badass, and Talk Talk's Lee Harris plays drums : )
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>>61893267
CD is great, I've bee trying to get people to listen to it forever
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