• QuadraphonicQuad welcomes you and encourages your participation! Treat all members with respect. Please keep all discussions civil, even when you have a strong opinion on a particular topic.

    Do not offer for free, offer for sale, offer for trade, or request copies or files of copyrighted material - no matter how rare or unavailable to the public they might be. We do not condone the illegal sharing of music. There are many places on the internet where you can participate in such transactions, but QuadraphonicQuad is not one of them. We are here to encourage and support new multichannel releases from those companies that still provide them and as such the distribution of illegal copies of recordings is counter-productive to that effort. Any posts of this sort will be deleted without notification.

    Please try to avoid discussions that pit one format against another. Hint for new users: make liberal use of the search facilities here at QuadraphonicQuad. Our message base is an incredibly rich resource of detailed information on virtually all topics pertaining to surround-sound. You will be surprised at what you can find with a little digging!

Schiller Leben SACD, why no comments?!

Barbazul

Well-known Member
Joined
Jun 19, 2007
Messages
145
Reaction score
52
Points
611
Location
Mexico
Hi there! I didn't found any comments in this site about this sacd.
I recently bought it (almost 20 pounds plus shipping!!) and after listening to it several times I'm just amazed how good is this as an electronic album and, the best of all, as a multichannel SACD!!! I easy put this along Beck's Sea Change, Flaming Lips's Yoshimi, Pink Floid's DSOTM!!! IMO, this got a stunning and very agressive discrete mix! By tha way, this is the fist SACD I own in wich 2 of the songs in the cd and stereo SACD track lists have diferent versions from the multichannel layer... wich is a nice surprise.

I think this is an excellent example of how electronic music should sound in multichannel. I have Paul van Dyk's Global (DTS) and is very far to get to the same point. Highly recommended for lovers of electronic music and sacd's!!!

:phones
 

bmoura

Super Moderator
Staff member
Since 2002/2003
Joined
Mar 2, 2003
Messages
8,752
Reaction score
1,263
Points
1,396
Location
Redwood City, CA
Hi there! I didn't found any comments in this site about this sacd.
I recently bought it (almost 20 pounds plus shipping!!) and after listening to it several times I'm just amazed how good is this as an electronic album and, the best of all, as a multichannel SACD!!! I easy put this along Beck's Sea Change, Flaming Lips's Yoshimi, Pink Floid's DSOTM!!! IMO, this got a stunning and very agressive discrete mix! By tha way, this is the fist SACD I own in wich 2 of the songs in the cd and stereo SACD track lists have diferent versions from the multichannel layer... wich is a nice surprise.

I think this is an excellent example of how electronic music should sound in multichannel. I have Paul van Dyk's Global (DTS) and is very far to get to the same point. Highly recommended for lovers of electronic music and sacd's!!!

:phones
I don't think that SACD was released in the U.S. market. So it is probably under the radar of a lot of SACD fans !
 

Old Quad Guy

Musician/Writer
Staff member
Joined
Oct 24, 2006
Messages
2,876
Reaction score
394
Points
786
Location
San Francisco Bay Area
I don't think that SACD was released in the U.S. market. So it is probably under the radar of a lot of SACD fans !
Yes, it looks like a German only release. Never heard about it. But I like aggressive electronic mixes. The sound samples sounded interesting. Anyone else have this title?
 

Old Quad Guy

Musician/Writer
Staff member
Joined
Oct 24, 2006
Messages
2,876
Reaction score
394
Points
786
Location
San Francisco Bay Area
I took a chance on this one at $32.00. It is in the old style SACD case with 75 minutes of music, you get your money’s worth. How we all missed “Leben” until now is a mystery. This is IMHO a great title and much thanks to Barbazul for letting us know about it. It has a great aggressive mix, sounds moving around here and there, but it’s tastefully done as is the music itself. There is a lot going on in the rears and all the speakers are used wisely, as in Quad mixes, to create a 360 degree sound field. At its core it is Euro techno pop, but it’s much, much more than that. There are shades of Kraftwerk, but I hear different styles ranging from adult contemporary, to new age, “Dead Can Dance” and “Enya” in places and yet it is its own original thing. The music is highly atmospheric and comtemplative in tone and substance. Sarah Brightman's singing is great as well as the other artists. There is talking in German in the rear speakers at the beginning of a few songs that startled me upon first listen. I can’t help but feel that I’m listening to some great unfamiliar classic bit of music just as worthy as the other titles Barbazul mentioned in his post. This title makes me want to listen to it more, it’s really good. If you like the sound clips, then this is a “must have” title. You can certainly impress people with the surround mix.
 

solaris

900 Club - QQ All-Star
Joined
Jan 11, 2003
Messages
901
Reaction score
1
Points
0
Location
Calgary
hey this does not play well on my OPPO DSD direct into my amp
works great on my 45a
good disc
 

beached

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 9, 2006
Messages
270
Reaction score
3
Points
0
Location
Darwin, Northern Territory. Australia.
Yeah. It is well worth getting. Sort of reminds me of Groove Armada. Rates a 9+. Thanks Barbazul for the Paul van Dyk's Global (DTS) recommendation. Have ordered it. Sounds promising.

"By the way, this is the fist SACD I own in which 2 of the songs in the cd and stereo SACD track lists have different versions from the multichannel layer... which is a nice surprise."

Another great MCH SACD that has this option is David Bridie - Act of Free Choice.
 

Barbazul

Well-known Member
Joined
Jun 19, 2007
Messages
145
Reaction score
52
Points
611
Location
Mexico
Hey! I'm really glad some of you have already a copy of this great item. Fortunately I grabbed it too, in amazon.co.uk there's no copy left (just in the third sellers market). By the way, I forgot to mention that Bjork's Vespertine is in my top list where I've already put this one ;)

Beached I'm sorry, I think I've been misundertood. I mentioned Paul van Dyk's Global as a poor example of surround mix... even when it has an envolving sound it seems it's not descrete, anyway the music is great and you have 5 videos and many extras. It's a pity we can count with only two hands the electronic surround albums out there.

I take the chance to give you another sacd recomendation. This time is from a band called Helium Vola, wich I think is under the radar. The sacd is Liod. If you like Dead Can Dance or Qntal I think this one is for you. A mix of operatic, dark music and electronics. This sacd is hybrid and it's stereo and multichannel sacd. In some tracks the rears are used in a very conservative way but in others is agresive, sounds and voices coming from everywhere, by the way the voice of this girl is really amazing. Some songs are subtle, others are hard to assimilate but it's well worth getting. As far as I know this sacd along with Enter the Mysterium from Peter Ulrich (ex-member of Dead Can Dance) are the only 2 sacd's in the market from this style of music. You can still find it in amazon.com so go and grab it!

All the best.
 

El Guapo

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 28, 2006
Messages
277
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
South-West Germany
Hi guys,
I also have the Leben SACD in my collection, but it's been a while since I listened to it, so I do not dare rate it here.
For thos of you still looking for a copy: both Amazon.de and jpc.de still have it in stock for 19 Euros. I don't know what they charge for international shipment, though...
Best regards,
Oliver
 

SoonerCaniac

300 Club - QQ All-Star
Joined
Mar 13, 2007
Messages
371
Reaction score
2
Points
16
Location
Georgia, USA

Big Stevie

Well-known Member
Joined
Mar 5, 2006
Messages
163
Reaction score
2
Points
0
Location
Freiburg, Germany
finally decided to get a copy from amazon.de today, and it sounds great indeed and has a good surround mix.
 

phrostbyte

Well-known Member
Joined
Mar 14, 2010
Messages
133
Reaction score
14
Points
18
I just wanted to bump this because the album is quite good, and the mix? well let's just say EDM and 5.1 are made for each other. I mean that both literally and figuratively (the music is already made digitally, so mixing it is much easier than converting all those old analog quad mixes).

10/10!
 

The Rang

1K Club - QQ Shooting Star
Joined
Nov 12, 2006
Messages
1,063
Reaction score
254
Points
786
Location
Delta, BC, Canada
One of my best sounding SACDs, good music too.
Must admit, haven’t played the 5.1 yet, need to do that one of these days
 

fac23

Well-known Member
Joined
Sep 22, 2015
Messages
118
Reaction score
139
Points
43
Location
EU
The surround sound is really good and I kind of like the music - I just wish I did not understand German as the spoken word bits are really pretentious and cheesy.
 
Top