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    Default QQ Door Prize #67: ALIENADIN [Blu-ray Audio] - USA Members Only Please

    Hello All. This is a door prize offer for United States members only - so sorry to those out of the US.

    The reason for this is that when the disc was initially offered, the shipping from Surroundjediguitarlord in Vienna-Austria to the USA seemed prohibitive. So I purchased five copies: one to keep, one to give away (in this drawing), and three to sell to interested parties in the USA who might not otherwise buy because of shipping.

    The disc on offer is "ALIENADIN" a Blu-ray Audio disc with 16 regular tracks and 3 bonus tracks for a total of 19 songs. All tracks are in 4.0 surround. The disc has a great dynamic range - no brickwalling and clear clean recordings. The mixes are quite discrete and adventuresome, with Ali (the artist and mixer) having no hesitation to place elements in discrete isolation, and also moving elements within the course of a song.

    In his other thread,

    http://www.quadraphonicquad.com/foru...Surround-Sound

    Ali says "The problem is choosing a song that is representative of the album, as each one is different." I agree with this assessment, although I do have my favorites which I think would be most accessible, if not most representative. Some might say this makes the album "unbalanced," but others might say there is something for everyone here. The individual listener is likely to find some they love and some they skip after the first listen. But there should be appeal to a wide range of listeners in this work.

    Here is my track by track description:

    Firstly, all tracks have percussion unless otherwise noted. The percussion is discrete and spread out over the sound field, and I find this pleasing.

    Track 1: A classical feel with good discrete elements

    Track 2: Shred guitar with a jazzy background, very discrete elements

    Track 3: Loping jazz track with jazzy male lead vocal, female backing vocal, two acoustic guitars - very discrete

    Track 4: Synth symphonic with mix of sustained and speedy shred guitar.

    Track 5: Slow acoustic guitar and piano intro, speeds a little, great mix and dynamics

    Track 6: Frantic guitar and vocals - Zappaesque in its' playfulness

    Track 7: Acoustic guitar intro, classical sounding - almost sounds like Steve Hackett - No percussion

    Track 8: Very discrete track, 2 guitars, piano, synth, & tenor sax

    Track 9: Shred guitar & piano, bass feels low in the mix

    Track 10: Mellow jazz electric guitar, brushes and male ballad vocals

    Track 11: Unison lead guitars over medium tempo backing guitar/bass/drums.

    Track 12: Solo acoustic with no percussion. Very nice!

    Track 13: 2 electric guitars, piano, synth, bass and drums. Mellow and melodic after an upbeat opening

    Track 14: Synths and pianos with guitar - evocative and cinematic like a soundtrack. No percussion.

    Track 15: Shred guitar & drums. Van Halen-esque at points.

    Track 16: Sparse and spacious, bowed bass, piano, guitars & lots of cymbals. Progresses to instrumental jazz

    In his description in the other thread, Ali mentions guitar shredding, which for the uninitiated means playing very fast electric guitar. So this is not my favorite style of music, but I took a chance and I am glad I did. There are plenty of other styles represented here, and if you remove four or five tracks there would be no shredding on this release. So if you are not a fan of that style, do not let the spectre of the shred put you off.

    My personal favorites are tracks 5 & 8, and I also quite like 4, 7, 12, 13 & 16. I don't hate any of the tracks, but again some are not my favored style.

    You can listen to samples of tracks here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL4TT93Igd4

    So let's do the door prize first: open to all USA members: reply here to this thread before noon Colorado time on November 11th. I will then use a random number generator to pick a post number which will determine the winner. I will mail it Saturday the 12th or Monday the 14th.

    Then if anyone is interested in buying a copy I have three extras, again USA only. The reason I am shipping to the USA only is that the cost elsewhere should be reasonable as shipped directly from Surroundjediguitarlord. I will not be making any profit on these discs. I will sell them for cost plus shipping, which is approximately $24 depending on the post office.

    Thanks to Ali for making great music and mixing in surround!
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    Snoody be in

    Thank You Fourplay and Ali


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    I'll give it a go.

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    I love The Shred... I'm in, thanks.
    "One Quad to rule them all, One Quad to find them; One Quad to bring them all and in the darkness bind them."
    "The Quad is what gives a Sound System its power. It's a sound field created by four pulsing speakers that surrounds us and penetrates us."

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    Please include me for a chance, thank you!

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    If I provide a US address to ship to can you count me in please?
    Last edited by LizardKing; 11-06-2016 at 08:53 PM.

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    Wish me luck!!

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    Me too thanks.

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    Would love it

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    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by LizardKing View Post
    If I provide a US address to ship to can you count me in please?
    Yes. I will ship to any USA address.
    Head for the roundhouse...
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    I'll take one. Thank you, Fourplay!

    Surround yourself with the best.

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    Thanks for the chance!

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    Please enter me, Thanks!!

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    Count me in please.
    So many discs, so little time.

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    I am in and Thanks for the chance !
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    I would like to be entered. thanks, Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by elmer View Post
    Thanks for the chance!
    QQ elmer - COME ON DOWN! You are the winner of the Alienadia Blu-ray audio!

    Please PM me with your postal coordinates and I will forward you the disc.

    A reminder to all other entrants that I have three copies of this disc for sale to QQ members - details in the 1st post of this thread.

    Thanks everyone for entering. Have a great night!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fourplay View Post
    QQ elmer - COME ON DOWN! You are the winner of the Alienadia Blu-ray audio!

    Please PM me with your postal coordinates and I will forward you the disc.

    A reminder to all other entrants that I have three copies of this disc for sale to QQ members - details in the 1st post of this thread.

    Thanks everyone for entering. Have a great night!
    Congrats Elmer


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    Thanks so much! Really looking forward to this one! QQ rocks!

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    Sorry for the late check in on this but just wanted to give props to Fourplay and the rest here at QQ for the generous prize of the Alienadin Blu Ray. Various tracks recorded over a 15 year period presented in 4.0 Surround.l Considering the various sources, the mix is discrete and consitently excellent. Some great instrumental tracks that stand up favorably in the vein of Steve Vai/Joe Satriani/Eric Johnson. There are also some cool Brazilian bossa style tracks as well. A welcome addition to my collections. Much thanks!

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    Would love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elmer View Post
    Sorry for the late check in on this but just wanted to give props to Fourplay and the rest here at QQ for the generous prize of the Alienadin Blu Ray. Various tracks recorded over a 15 year period presented in 4.0 Surround.l Considering the various sources, the mix is discrete and consitently excellent. Some great instrumental tracks that stand up favorably in the vein of Steve Vai/Joe Satriani/Eric Johnson. There are also some cool Brazilian bossa style tracks as well. A welcome addition to my collections. Much thanks!
    Congrats on the win, and glad you like it. Actually, the music was composed over a 15-16 year period, but recorded within less than 1 year.
    Hope you will enjoy it many more times.

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