OH SH!t was there just a tremor in NYC? or my music too damn load..Lol
Well it's been an interesting day, with some unusual seismic activity
here on the east coast sorry about the above comment. I was in the middle of hearing Flaming Lips At War With the Mystics which was re-realest sometime in 2006 Hi Rez 5.1 surround in 24 bit 88.2khz and in 2.0 Stereo 24/88Khz there are some video in Dolby Digital but I wouldn't get into those as I didn't watch..
I'm not too familiar with this album as much as I thought, it was in my old apartment where I lived with a few room mates, and we would listen to it from time to time.
It's a bit different from Yoshimi Battle the Pink Robot which is my favorite Flaming Lips Work, they're very versatile band from their early Punk, psychedelic to some mainstream success mega hit She Don't use Jelly
A little side note, these guys toured with Beck during the Sea change, and played as his band as well
I only wish I've had seen Beck and Flaming Lips doing those songs, as I heard but must have been in a fog when they hit NYC
From the first track all I can think these guys don't take themselves too serious and and the Lead singer Wayne Coyne raspy falsetto voice is an indication of that. There is lots of guitar distortion but it's deliberately done through the album.I'll skim through some of the songs, and skip a few as this is not a true 5.1 review per say.Track#
1 The Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Song
is such a playful song that makes just want to dance and eat some Pringles, I think it was use in one of those commercials, but not one hundred percent sure of that
. Great us of the rears as it's held up a nice sonic bubble.Track#3 The Sound of Failure/it's Dark....is it Alway this Dark??
sounded a bit messy to me, as it collapse a bit and not as tight as the first few song in the surround speakers.Track#4 My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion
Reminded me of one of the songs from Yoshimi album.Nice and open track, and rich sounding and lots of cacophony distortion but it didn't not bothered me at all.Track#5 Vein of Stars
immediately remained me of a Death Cab for Cuttie leaving me feeling good, such a pretty song. You folks with great sounding tweeters will appreciate the highs in this song right away..Track#6 The Wizard Turns On
God bless groups like this, that take these huge risk, I can only imagine what goes on in these Corporate listening sessionsTrack#10 W.A.N.D
Love this track with it's bad ass riffs
, I can't help thinking this is such an American song, great for road trips..Great power mix, just great rocking song.Track#11 Pompeii Am Gotterdammerung
This is one of the tracking that for some reason plays allot in my Ipod when in shuffle, but with it Doctor Who Synth, (the series from the 70's) guild tune, it build up to a nice crescendo. It's a great track, with an awesome sound mix, from front to back.
Hm the last track I was a bit overwhelmed with the natural occurrence here
I'll give it a second listen and edit some of the above.
Djoel - Daniel J.
Source: Oppo BDP-93
AVR: Denon-AVR4311ci via HDMi, will be experimenting with single
Amplification: Emotiva XPA-3 with costume face plate, it does nothing for sounds but it looks real cool.
FR/FL: B&W 802N 8 feet or so away, and slightly toed in..
Center: B&W HTM3S
Surrounds: 805N on their b&w stands
Surround location: As these are monitor and don't have any diffusion, the Left is pointing straight to the front right speaker and the Right monitor is pointing to the Left front speaker
Sub: JL Audio F113, sweeping up the bottom, with ARO active to tighten poor corner location.
Room: 20' W, 14' D with 9' high ceilings. Some room treatments in the first reflection, but would like to add more in the future, nice heavy rug which helps allot.