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Branko's My World Electric in Multichannel SACD for $10

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Branko is a Dutch Electronic/Heavy Rock/Pop band that has a Hybrid Multichanel SACD named My World Electric.
The album features an immersive surround mix and some interesting sound effects and soundscapes.
If you like the music, it's worth a look.

It's available through the independent artist web site CD Baby for $12 plus shipping. You can also get it
shipped via Amazon.Com for $13 or from one of the Amazon sellers for under $10 including shipping.


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My World Electric - Branko (Traverso Records, Hybrid Multichannel SACD, 900.0426.071)
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/branko
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000V7JA9Y
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000V7JA9Y/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new
 

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Its a great surround mix (a bit bright/forward-sounding imho.. but it befits the material I guess) I think a lot of QQ members would really enjoy it. Thanks for the heads up, Mr.Moura! (y)
 

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£11.98 inc. postage to the UK, so worth a listen. Its been an expensive month for my 5.1 music addiction :)
 

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Its a great surround mix (a bit bright/forward-sounding imho.. but it befits the material I guess) I think a lot of QQ members would really enjoy it. Thanks for the heads up, Mr.Moura! (y)
Yes, the Surround Mix is very well done and a lot of fun. In fact, on the CD Baby web site, they list the "Mood" setting for the Branko Multichannel SACD as "Wierd" !
 

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Yes, the Surround Mix is very well done and a lot of fun. In fact, on the CD Baby web site, they list the "Mood" setting for the Branko Multichannel SACD as "Wierd" !
Oh but they're weird and they're wonderful!
B-B-B-Branko and the Jetssssss...!!! :ugham:
 

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Thank you Brian for this recommendation. Woke up in the early am and ordered a copy from amazon. Waiting to experiance some Dutch weirdness :)
 

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Thank you Brian for this recommendation. Woke up in the early am and ordered a copy from amazon. Waiting to experiance some Dutch weirdness :)
You'll enjoy it. As Fred says, a great Surround Sound mix and a fun production. Very much in keeping with the music.
 

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To me it feels like there is some Loudness Wars going on here. That heavy, compressed sound continues from song to song until it just gets a bit boring. The mix, as FredB said, is a bit forward-sounding (oriented in favour of the front) but works quite well and is enjoyable. I'm such a stickler for fidelity and overall this isn't one that I would recommend.
 

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To me it feels like there is some Loudness Wars going on here. That heavy, compressed sound continues from song to song until it just gets a bit boring. The mix, as FredB said, is a bit forward-sounding (oriented in favour of the front) but works quite well and is enjoyable. I'm such a stickler for fidelity and overall this isn't one that I would recommend.
Bright and front-heavy, that's the perfect assessment of the sound.

Still, it's fun in its own way.. if, as you rightly say wavelength, a bit of a slog getting through the whole thing.. the brightness is fatiguing after a while..

..also the vocals suffer from what I call "accent-itis" with a sort of Euro-imitating U.S. thing that a fair few still worthwhile SACDs suffer from imho (Guano Apes/Don't Call Me Names, Kane/So Glad You Made It, RPWL/World Through My Eyes.. and the likes of Caetano Veloso/A Foreign Sound and the Dana Winner SACDs in a different way but still the accents with non-English native speakers might mar it for some) but the surround mixes on all those are great so it's worth persevering I reckon.
 

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So, without even realizing anyone else had heard of this - I ordered this from Amazon for about $10 or so. Heck, I think it sounds very good. The fidelity is good, the mix is average to good. I like it. Easily worth the small price. If there were a place to vote, I'd give it a 6 or7 I guess. :)

Now that I've listened to all songs, I'd say some songs really lend themselves to the mix/fidelity better than others. Example being "Let It Go". This song sounds excellent and I found myself wanting to turn it up more....so this one might be a grower with certain songs better than others.
 

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I bought this when it first came out through CD-Baby. As part of the registration process I supplied an email address. A couple of weeks after it arrived I received an email from someone named "Jacko" (not the one we know now) thanking me for the purchase and inviting feedback on the music. Not knowing who "Jacko" was I eventually checked the SACD artwork and it turns out he's the lead singer. True story!

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I bought this when it first came out through CD-Baby. As part of the registration process I supplied an email address. A couple of weeks after it arrived I received an email from someone named "Jacko" (not the one we know now) thanking me for the purchase and inviting feedback on the music. Not knowing who "Jacko" was I eventually checked the SACD artwork and it turns out he's the lead singer. True story!

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Cool story..! Thanks for sharing :)
 

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Nearly 3 years since a comment!!

Mind you I can talk, bought this nearly 2 years ago and its only my second play!!
This is a surprise. In a good way. Good collection of songs, reasonably mixed and the fidelity is certainly up there.
In a Poll I would give this an 8.

UK

https://www.amazon.co.uk/My-World-E...-fkmr0&keywords=branko+my+world+electric+sacd
US
https://www.amazon.com/My-World-Ele...-fkmr0&keywords=branko+my+world+electric+sacd

Its only gone up 18 cents since bmoura first posted it in 2014 !!

Hope folks don't mind me posting these Amazon listings...It can be a right pain sometimes looking for the right titles, so to make it easier, I'll keep adding these unless they are not wanted.:)
 
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