I was struck by this story in The Telegraph today...
"Flatter sounds associated with digital music are now being chosen by some record producers as young listeners no longer appreciate high fidelity recordings.
Researchers believe the use of iPods and computers to play music by millions of consumers over several years has raised the collective perception of the sound quality.
Their findings suggest that the veneration of vinyl records by purists following the arrival of the CD in the 1980s is being repeated by modern day music producers exasperated by the apparent indifference of young listeners to the metallic 'sizzle' associated with the MP3 players used for digital sound." - Telegraph.co.uk
And who did they interview?
Rennie Pilgrem, a dance music producer, said he mixed his tracks while listening to them through iPod headphones to cater to the less refined tastes of today's youth. "To my ears iPods are not even as good quality as cassette tape," he said. "But once someone gets used to that sound then they feel comfortable with it." - Telegraph.co.uk
Rennie Pilgrem - 15 Years of TCR Records Mix - BBC 6 Music - 13.09.2008
1.Rennie Pilgrem - Wah Wah
2.Rennie Pilgrem - Brick Hoose
3.Unknown - Unknown
4.Splitloop - Party People
5.Rennie Pilgrem - Mantauk
6.Monster Baobinga & ID - Jewel
7.Silicon Valley Def Stars - Believer
8.General Midi - Further
9.Michael Morph - Unknown
10.Rennie Pilgrem & Uberzone - Fuego
11.Rennie Pilgrem & Uberzone - Cookie
12.Rennie Pilgrem & BLIM - Eskimo
13.JDS - Purple Funky Monkey
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