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
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)
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.
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.
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)
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
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
lol I'll check it out!
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
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!
for some reason i always discounted this album due to its cover whenever i saw it--I'll look into it!
downloading! it is starting to be pretty embarrassing that i barely have the vocabulary to understand bitches brew, gotta dive into it
the heck is this
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.
This is weirdly both dreamy and perfectly performed and recorded. It's a sort of planned chaos
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 : )