Peiju Lien – Whisper Highlights
“Our favorite M.A. Recordings issue is the first Será una Noche. For that Todd issued the 24/96 master as a silver CD, a green version and a hi-res download. Now he added a 3-track extract on vinyl.
The digital recording was converted to analog and masterfully cut to 45rpm on a Scully lathe by Len Horowitz.
We received the red vinyl edition (there is a black version also). Maybe this pressing was not as quiet as the other samples but this recording was the most dynamic of them all.
Vinyl is said to have a dynamic range of some 60dB compared to the theoretical 96dB of CD. However, our duo of Zu subwoofers had the time of their life with the 11-minute track “Nublado”. The percussion of Santiago Vazquez made it so.
It and the bandoneon of Gabriel Rivano in combination with Marcelo Moguilevky’s bass clarinet play a melody that does not only stay in your head but heart. Of course Grabriel Kirschenbaum on guitar, Martin Iannaconne on cello and vocalist Pedro Aznar play their parts too on the other tracks.
We congratulate Todd for his deal with Record Industry and hope to hear a lot more new music on vinyl. If you’re into turntables and like to educate yourself in new music and musical styles, this is a must listen.”
A1 Falling Snowflakes Dotting The Verdant Trees 4:08
A2 Dragon Boat 4:39
A3 Qiu Hu Xing 5:09
B1 The Emperor Discards His Armor 9:18
B2 Short Puan Mantra