I bought my first Orbital albums in Tokyo, so I expect it was something I'd heard down at Juliana's.Brah wrote: The music I could take or leave (I think I have an Orbital album, not sure if this one), but the sound quality is very good.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juliana's [Yes the webpage really does have that apostrophe in it... seems very strange!].
Coincidentally I once happened to sit next to their main-DJ John Robinson, on a flight back to London... but I digress, I'll be on about stage-dancing Office Ladies in their rubber O-back dresses next
But it when I then transfered to SG that I rented a flat in which the landlord had most unwisely left a very high-end hi-fi ('Acoustic Research' or something like that). I'd never had access to a hi-fi like that before, and like your first bottle of good claret, it opens up a whole new realm to explore. My Orbital albums sounded a-m-a-z-i-n-g on it, like if music were in 3D. That was why I bought my Naim 'stack', when I then moved to London. Wow!... Orbital, Chicane, The Propellorheads, Basement Jaxx... the hi-fi revealed the masterful engineering/recording of all of them. The flip-side of course was it also revealed how some stuff you'd long loved was shockingly poorly recorded.
No I don't think you have posted those before. Hehehe... I remember the first and third tracks, whilst #2 is familar'ish. If I try and overlook the pop-light style the music is pretty tight. Just listening to Straight Lines the bass seems quite prominent (is it 'mixed high' or something, or is it just me?)Brah wrote: I recently downloaded FLAC versions of some quite, er, unique music from the 80s that is similar in a way. Very minimalist, with a good recording it's one of those things worth listening to just for the sound quality. But...I also like the music, takes me to a happy place in nostalgia-land.
Lemme see what I can dig up....
Edit: Found these (have I posted these before?):
New Musik - Division: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qfHodh1pvQ
New Musik-They All Run After the Carving Knife: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNzNzTShAvA#t=0m57s
New Musik - Straight Lines [HQ Audio]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVlGXuuFZeo
Thanks for those, that was a very unexpected Ber-last from the past!