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Oxymore album, october 21 2022


Post Posted Wed Sep 21, 2022 9:39 pm
shadow


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At this point I've given up on Jarre's music to ever sound good again and only to sound like utter garbage in the digital release, and occasionally also on the vinyl release. I still can not get over the fact that:
They used an aging and (seemingly) rotting tape for the remaster of Rendez-Vous and had to recall the print and release a new one.
Oxygene 2 (7-13) sounds as bad as it does these days, even the vinyl absolutely blew chunks with the sound quality varying wildly, especially in Oxygene 8.
Ethnicolor having the timing transition being messed up again.
There's missing audio layers on Geometry of Love.

And there's so much more. I honestly feel like this has been going through the motions for the past decade and a half or so. Even more so the past decade which has really pushed these issues to the forefront.
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Post Posted Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:42 am
Richard-Eastham


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shadow wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 9:39 pm At this point I've given up on Jarre's music to ever sound good again and only to sound like utter garbage in the digital release, and occasionally also on the vinyl release. I still can not get over the fact that:
They used an aging and (seemingly) rotting tape for the remaster of Rendez-Vous and had to recall the print and release a new one.
Oxygene 2 (7-13) sounds as bad as it does these days, even the vinyl absolutely blew chunks with the sound quality varying wildly, especially in Oxygene 8.
Ethnicolor having the timing transition being messed up again.
There's missing audio layers on Geometry of Love.

And there's so much more. I honestly feel like this has been going through the motions for the past decade and a half or so. Even more so the past decade which has really pushed these issues to the forefront.
Agree that there is something not right here. Given how often JMJ makes a big thing around sound quality and sound experiences as part of his musical offer - for example, 5.1 (Aero) and now Binaural (WTTOS, Amazonia, Oxymore) - it seems that he lacks an attention to detail over these other aspects. When I listen to the Oxygene Trilogy, the change in quality between Part 6 and Part 7 is shocking. The harshness and loudness of 7-13 in contrast the other parts really stands out.
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