EagleMoon, on 17 April 2017 - 07:21 AM, said:
condemned2bfree, on 17 April 2017 - 06:56 AM, said:
EagleMoon, on 17 April 2017 - 06:47 AM, said:
Cyclonus X-1, on 17 April 2017 - 06:12 AM, said:
condemned2bfree, on 17 April 2017 - 02:22 AM, said:
Yes, for all the critical opinions on the sound issues, with Vapor trails, I try to imagine this album with the pristine, perfect mix/mastering of say Presto/hyf.
It wouldn't suite Vapor trails, nearly as well.
Well, there's a lot of middle ground there. Something can be less polished and more powerful than Presto without being so noisy and harsh that it induces headaches and repels the listener.
I agree. Using frequency overlap as a deliberate tool to sound grungy (or whatever descriptive term you want to use)obviously wasn't their intention initially because otherwise they wouldn't have felt the need for the remix. There's only so much you can do when the base tracks are recorded too hot/distorted/clipped to start with.
Yes it wasn't their intention. This highlights the vulnerable time the guys were at(as I mentioned), making such anomalies. Its all the stronger for this for me, capturing a moment, or emotion, as art is supposed to . These qualities dont ditract for me, they enhance.
I don't get that. Bad recording technique is just that. Bad. There's really no excuse for it because honestly they would have had less to do with the base track distortion/clipping than Paul Northfield who would have set the parameters for recording it. Good production is supposed to enhance a piece of music, not make it sound worse.
But it doesn't make it worse, for me and for many others. Even if you "don't get it" you, must accept that. I accept others opinion that the sonic experience detracts from enjoying the album.
Art for me, as music is, is capturing an emotion, a time and place, expressing that, subconciously also. With foibles, mistakes vulnerability, all add to the
art. There is a strong argument Vapor trails does just that also, with these subconcious anomalies.
Seriously after 30 odd years of being in the music business and just after the recent events of Mr peart , its highly likely these bad recording techniques are a reflection of the state the guys were at. Thats my perception of vapor trails, sonically and songwriting wise, and I enjoy the album all the more for these points.
There are plenty of other Rush albums to enjoy.
Edited by condemned2bfree, 17 April 2017 - 10:30 AM.