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David Byrne & Brian Eno's new album - download the 24 bit FLACs!

I just found out that a downloaded the new David Byrne & Brian Eno album, "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today" is available for $8.99! The aqlbum is available as 320 kbps mp3 files but for the same price, it is also available as the mp3 files plus 24-bit/44.1 kHz FLACs! The "media bundle" package also comes with a hi-res album cover (1000 x 1000 pixels), and a PDF of lyrics and liner notes. Both the flac and mp3 file have tags, but you may want/need to edit the tags to conform your particular tagging scheme.

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It's great to see major artists embracing this method of selling music. It's convenient, reasonably-priced, and they're not treating their customers like criminals. Plus, the artists get a much larger share of each sale than with a traditional record deal.

And I couldn't agree more!!

I'm just listening to the album as I type and so far so good plus the 24 bit flac files are crystal clear.

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Ooh, thanks for this!

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Excellent!

I still don't understand 24-bit 44.1 however. To my ears higher sampling rates makes a greater difference than additional bit depth, especially since 16-bit is more than enough to handle the dynamic range present.

As a separate issue: what do you think of the music?

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Where's the damn LP?

See you in Santa Rosa October 8.

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Excellent!

I still don't understand 24-bit 44.1 however. To my ears higher sampling rates makes a greater difference than additional bit depth, especially since 16-bit is more than enough to handle the dynamic range present.

As a separate issue: what do you think of the music?

Now I'm confused. I've read that the bit depth is what is really important and that higher sampling rates do not have as big an impact as does longer word length. Maybe someone else can step in here and provide some additional information.

As for the music, I've only listened to the recording one time and everything sounded pleasant enough. The music is fairly laid back but it does some very nice pacing and Byrne's voice sounds pretty good, kind of like an old friend. It fact, it sounds much more like a David Byrne project rather than an Eno/Byrne project, so much so that I'm still trying to figure out what Eno's role in the project is/was. I'll report more after I've listened to it a few more times.

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I've read that the bit depth is what is really important and that higher sampling rates do not have as big an impact as does longer word length.


I have read this as well. I don't understand how this could be.

With my recordings truncating a 24 bit recording to 16 bit makes no discernable difference as long as the recording levels were high enough to properly use the dynamic range that 16 bit offers. Resampling from 96kHz or 88.2KHz to 44.1 does decrease fidelity however.

24-bit is "better" for recording as one can record at lower levels, with more headroom above the quiescent noise floor of the equipment.

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...nice pacing...

How about the Rhythm and Timing?

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24-bit is "better" for recording as one can record at lower levels, with more headroom above the quiescent noise floor of the equipment.

I would guess that this increased headroom is why that some people feel bits trump frequency, however, even though 24 bit is "better" than 16 bit, the 44.1kHz sampling frequency means that the file is not truly high resolution. I will agree with you that real high resolution doesn't start until one gets to 96kHz, 88.2kHz and higher. And not via upconverting but via material either recorded or transferred from analog at the higher sampling rate.

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...nice pacing...

How about the Rhythm and Timing?

Very funny. Ha.

However I wasn't using the audiophile definition of "pace" but rather the musical one.

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I heard "I Feel My Stuff" about 3 weeks ago. That is one frgn' hot song with incredible lyrics - listen to the whole thing! Good to hear them together again.

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It gets even better!

Phil Manzanera is on board!

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