“and they’ve been sitting in their heavy vinyl glory on my shelf for most of the past year unplayed.”
One of our good customers asked us about a Heavy Vinyl remastering label recently:
Also curious your thoughts on these guys: Music Matters
Every label with a checkered history gets put into our Record Labels with Shortcomings Section (scroll down to the bottom to see the list), and in there toward the bottom you will find the two awful Music Matters records we have reviewed to date.
Really bad. And the guy that let me borrow them said that of all the heavy vinyl he owned by these idiots, he thought these were two of the best!
Until these records sound wrong to you in the ways I describe, you have work to do on the stereo. The better your stereo gets, the more wrong these records should sound.
They sound very wrong to me, and no mastering engineer in the history of the world made records that sound the way these do until sometime in the 90s when some audiophile labels started producing this crap.
That should tell you something.
Seems he knew all along how bad they were:
For the record, an audiophile friend of mine turned me on to the Music Matters Blue Note stuff, and I got excited and bought something like five records in the first batch. I bought into the hype. After a quick listen through them it was immediately obvious that they were dead, and they’ve been sitting in their heavy vinyl glory on my shelf for most of the past year unplayed. So yes, I can clearly hear what you’re talking about and had experienced it long before encountering hot stampers. (more…)