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DSD PURE! The only 32-track DSD PURE rock recording in existence!
Recorded directly to DSD via a 32-track Sonoma System w/ Meitner converters!
Steven Vidaic's Hearts Look Twice is a first solo album by the keyboardist for Citizen Cope, and Grammy and Emmy award- winning musician, songwriter and engineer/producer. It's also the debut album release for Vidaic's Immersive Records label which ought to excite collectors of DSD (Direct Stream Digital) downloads.
Immersive's plans call for releasing mostly Pure DSD recordings. To date, if there's another 32-track Pure DSD recording out there, we're not aware of it! This album was recorded live, in a room, to DSD on a Sonoma recording system with very little isolation, overdubbing, editing, or processing. In the tradition of 60's and 70's rock albums, Hearts Look Twice was recorded with the band playing live in a room together, and set up in a circle so a true surround experience was captured via 5 capsule surround microphone. The record was recorded, at Immersive Studios in Boulder CO, directly to DSD via a 32-track Sonoma System w/ Meitner converters.
Ledy Pa Records' review gave the album 4 1/2 stars, calling it "a very satisfying rock album with a steady stream of mid-tempo tracks. ... The shining beacon is the songwriting, and possibly even more importantly, the sense of ownership that Vidaic pins to almost every song on the album. Whether autobiographical, personal or whimsical, these are HIS songs."
The rhythm and instrumentation channels the recording style of the '60s and '70s, all the way down to the regular use of piano and organ support throughout. The DSD-recorded audio provides a great immersive experience that truly makes the best use of surround speaker technology.
Taking its place as among the first Pure DSD rock albums in existence, Hearts Look Twice has pace and style. From the guitar lead of "Tula's Song" to the humorous finale "Sabotage" that has fun with pessimism and expectations, there is a lot to like on this album. "Taste The Ghost" casts doubt and uncertainty on religion. While "New Side Of You" wonders about change, in seasons ... and in people.
Hearts Look Twice is also being released on 12-inch 180-gram vinyl, SACD and CD.
|1. Tula's Song|
|3. Taste The Ghost|
|4. Hearts Look Twice|
|5. Wrecking Ball|
|6. New Side Of You|
|7. Turning On Me|
|8. The Strummer|
|9. Back To The Sea|