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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Erik Satie - Inities by Branka Parlić (Schopper's Triston Master Recordings)

Impressive recording, indeed.

It's pure poem for yours truly reading the technical liner notes: full analog recording rig to die for, the 120% certainty no digital gears whatsoever was used in making this double record-set.

As Jürg recently said:

“Branka Parlic during the recording at the Suburban vintage Studio in Winterthur we also had a Studer C37 at the Location but the low end was not even close as the Telefunken M10a V86/87 or the Studer A81 or B62 had... so we used the M10a recording for the LP release and, soon, I will offer this recording as official Tape release after the Corona Disaster... read a review here”

So, stay tuned!

The Serbian artist was masterfully recorded in Winthertur at Suburban Sound Recording Studio by Manuel Egger and the 180 grams vinyl was pressed as widegrooves for best dynamics palette.

The tube Telefunken M10A is - as Jürg Schopper explained to me - extremely fast, modern sounding... and its low end is deep and rich.

This Satie's discs are marvelous, indeed... musicianship is of highest level, BUT sound wise these discs are of stellar, seldom appreciated quality: the piano left-hand notes aren't commonly heard in commercial, multi-miked productions...

The inner cover notes shows an extract from Erik Satie's self-biography, a famous list of daily activities: let's not forget M. Satie was an esteemed exponent of Dadaism... the list weirdness sure provoking is in Dada's purest vein.

I invite everyone into piano music and aiming for a 100% analog recording and disc, to try to get a copy of this beauty straight from Schopper AG... many have been sold, yet pretty sure some copies are still available on a first-come-first served basis.

Contact Jürg at, while supplies last.

... and enjoy!  

P.S. - an humble suggestion: when you'll get your disc-set, please begin playing from side 4 - i.e. the later composed Satie's pieces... superb!

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