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Thylacine: ROADS – Vol. 2 (EP) – 2020
Genre: Balearic, Downtempo, Ambient
Thylacine Roads Vol. 2 – The EP
The second album from the Roads series is simply called Roads – Vol. 2, it is an EP with a total of 4 tracks. This was recorded by Thylacine during his tour of the Faroe Islands, the ruggedly beautiful Danish archipelago in the North Atlantic.
These four beguilingly beautiful tracks, again using a PCM recorder to record sound collages from nature, such as the sound of the sea or distant bells, which he has sampled into the tracks, capture the fog-shrouded, rugged scenery on the islands extremely skilfully.
Naturally, his old Airstream trailer including mobile recording studio from 1972 was also part of this trip, where he gave the tracks the finishing touch, sometimes stomping dancefloor-ready, sometimes more contemplative / dreamy.
On a couple of tracks (Stormur, Eysturoy), Faroese singer Eivør is contributing impressive Nordic/Spheric vocal lines.
This EP is recorded 24 bit / 44.1 kHz and sounds perfect. The numerous samples that William Rezé aka Thylacine recorded with the field recorder and inserted into the tracks are implemented extremely effectively and skillfully. The bass is nice and deep and is reproduced cleanly. Overall sound impression is extremely organic and warm, trebles are coming along without any sharpness.
Facts about Thylacine – Roads Vol. 2
Title: ROADS – Vol. 2
Format: 4-Track EP
Label: Intuitive Records
Release Date: on 07.02.20
Sources of supply, hearing sources
Available at Qobuz in Hi-res
24 bit/44.1kHz ● stereo
Studio 1 (High End):
- 2 x System Audio SA Mantra 50 (front)
- 1x System Audio SA Mantra 10 AV (center)
- 2x System Audio SA Legend 5 (rear)
- 1 x System Audio Saxo 10 (subwoofer)
- 4 x Onkyo SKH-410 (B) (Dolby Atmos)
- Auralic Altair (audio streaming client with max. 32 bit / 384 kHz)
- NVIDIA Shield Pro with Plex, Kodi (max 192 kHz for Audio, Tidal (MQA Streaming Client)
- AppleTV 4K (Streaming Client) Dolby Atmos, HDR, Dolby Vision
- Amazon Cube 4K (Streaming Client) Dolby Atmos (restricted), HDR, Dolby Vision
- Panasonic DP-UB9004 (4K UHD Player) Dolby Atmos, HDR, Dolby Vision
- Oppo UDP-203 (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Player) Dolby Atmos, HDR, Dolby Vision
- Yamaha CX-A5100 (Preamp) 4K, Dolby Atmos, Hi-res
- Yamaha MX-A5000 (Power Amp)
- Sony KD-55A1 (TV) 4K OLED, HDR, Dolby Vision
Studio 2 (Near Field): Studio 3 (Consumer):
Studio 2 (Near Field):
Studio 3 (Consumer):