Sorry if this comes off as rude but after listening to octave radio and the samples of sturtz: live at roots it felt like the recordings have been stripped of its very soul. I understand that compromises will be made with MP3 but it feels like everything is so smoothed over and I cannot attain synesthesia where I start seeing the shape of every attack peak and decay along with the texture of each instrument.
At first I thought it was maybe because I was using tubes(even though looking back that shouldnt be the case since my tube setup is much drier and more precise than my SS setup), changed over to a solid state amp and eventually my headphone setup. Much to my dismay it was still so smoothed over.
I am curous will the DSD versions bring back the sharpness and precision as with Sturtz’s “You’ve done this before” album on bandcamp?