Ravel Bolero 180g LP (Plays Backwards)
The Absolute Sound 40th Anniversary Best Sounding Music!
LP that PLAYS BACKWARDS!!!
Carlo Rizzi conducts the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra on this one of a
kind LP that PLAYS BACKWARDS!!!
There are hundreds of pieces of music that can be played backwards –
so-called palindromes. But nobody has ever seen a long-playing record that plays
backwards. Until now that is! The present LP is Tacet’s latest production – a
company that is always good for surprises regarding recording techniques.
Unlike a 'normal' LP the needle is put down at the lead-out groove and moves
outwards. Behind this apparent gag is nothing other than the wish to
achieve the very best sound possible with the general awareness that music
often begins softly and ends loudly. A great pity that this phenomenon is not
taken into account when employing the usual cutting technique, for the further
the pick-up arm moves towards the centre, the more information has to be stored
per groove centimeter with a constant revolution speed. The result: with an
increasing level of sound the high notes tend to suffer from distortion. In
order to demonstrate that this undesirable effect can be compensated, the
director of Tacet, Andreas Spreer, chose to put Ravel’s Boléro – one of the
direst examples of dynamics – to the test. The result is 16 minutes of
excitement and brilliant sound, which escalates with every millimeter that the
needle progresses along the groove to its final climax.
Recorded March and April 2012 at Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, by Andreas Spreer
and Roland Kistner
• 180g Vinyl
• Designed To Play Backwards!
• Gatefold jacket
• Inspiring Tube Sound
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Carlo Rizzi, conductor
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
1. La Valse