ThomasOK wrote: ↑2022-05-17 18:16
This is a tough one. I'm not overly enamored of the way either clip sounds. The one from John seems to me to be softer but muddling the instruments and compressing some parts of the music. The one from tpetsch allows me to hear the instruments sounding more real and follow the music a bit better but it has a harsh and aggressive quality to it that doesn't make me want to listen for long.
I agree, on mine you have to find the right volume on your laptop to enjoy it, and honestly I just took this album out of the jacket as it was sealed -like so many. But I wasn't really blown away either listening "in the room" at first. But after a dozen replays now -both in the room and the clip- I'm kinda getting more into this first title track and figuring/wrapping my mind around it's complexities, and for me too, yes, it is
aggressive, I believe by design, it kinda like a steam roller of a Jazz track on meth, for me in the room that trumpet is in your face and makes me laugh a little -especially at 1:10- with it's realism and power, and a trumpet in your face like that will sound aggressive to say the least, listen to it a few more times here and there if you can and I think it too will grow on you. ...Looking forward to posting more tracks in the future, and I take requests, Lol. Thanks for playing Tom.