I have enjoyed several LPs from the music label ECM (Edition of Contemporary Music).
Then I listened to the Tord Gustavsen Trio’s LP “Being There”.
It is uncanny how realistic the cymbals and drums sound - so present.
Also, the music is wonderfully cool and direct and refreshing.
But the sound - how did they get that level of realism.
I noticed that the producer was called Manfred Eicher.
This weekend after my 5th listening I looked him up.
Many of you will already know his amazing story, how he has formed a music label according to his goal of presenting to audiences music that he loves and that he personally records.
(This is so utterly different from the normal record company goal of making profits by selling dumbed down tunes smothered in spectacle, titillation and fashion.)
This is probably very old news to most on this forum - but I just thought I’d mention it in case anyone else has missed this amazing library of brilliantly recorded original music.