"I hope the fences we mended
Fall down beneath their own weight"

John Darnielle


terça-feira, 8 de setembro de 2009

Um conselho

Não percam muito tempo a ler tudo o que se tem escrito sobre a box-set dos Beatles. Leiam antes este artigo da Pitchfork e dificilmente ficarão com perguntas por responder. Depois, podem dedicar-se a ler as críticas aos discos, uma a uma.

"Listening to the new masters, the differences in sound quality generally manifest in three ways: songs have more "punch," with Paul McCartney's bass (an absolute wonder throughout) and Ringo's drums hitting with more force; the separation is better, so that instruments and (especially) layered vocals have more definition-- when the Beatles are harmonizing, you can more easily pick out the different vocalists, and the voices have more presence; and finally, the sound in general seems just a touch brighter, with various sound effects, cymbals taps, and so on, ringing with more clarity. The differences to my ears are not quite night and day, but they are certainly there, and they are noticeable. And it's satisfying to have these albums, absolutely some of the best-engineered records in the history of pop music, sounding as good as they can."