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  • 'controlled leak' ...very hard to do when you get to my age ;-)



    LOL hahahahahahahahaha!!!  :D
    “Beware of artists. They mix with all classes of society and are therefore most dangerous." — Queen Victoria
  • I'm beginning to think the final was remastered to a "bigger sound" as suggested earlier.
    It's either that or somebody took the effort to do some serious Dynamic Compression throughout ten tracks.
    Hmmm. *scratches head* 
    Will wait until boxset comes to hear physical copy...
    “Beware of artists. They mix with all classes of society and are therefore most dangerous." — Queen Victoria
  • Okay apparently the cat's entirely out of the bag now.
    I had a king in a tenement castle, lately he's taken to painting the pastel walls brown. He's taken the curtains down. He's swept with the broom of contempt, and the rooms have an empty ring. He's cleaned with the tears of an actor who fears for the laughter's sting...
  • It is. But it's not the final cat. There is a 320 file in there of Drew with the bird ending. That is NOT the album version. And the YT/Stream has 192kbps AAC audio. The leak is 320. Which means a VIDEO version was transcoded to 320 from 192.

    That means the entire leak was reprocessed and recompressed using equalising, and dynamic compression that ruins the meticulously perfect mastering of the original.

    I've compared both. With an audio engineer at my side.
    “Beware of artists. They mix with all classes of society and are therefore most dangerous." — Queen Victoria
  • The whole album is out there? I can't believe that. "Seventh Tree" situation all over again. Someone at Goldfrapp camp must really hate them.
  • It can happen anywhere: at mastering studios at the earliest, then at manufacturing. Usually at distribution to the press via physical unwatermarked copies. And at the latest during distrubition of the final product.
    “Beware of artists. They mix with all classes of society and are therefore most dangerous." — Queen Victoria
  • I kind of want my box NOW. LOL.
    “Beware of artists. They mix with all classes of society and are therefore most dangerous." — Queen Victoria
  • Stranger said:

    It can happen anywhere: at mastering studios at the earliest, then at manufacturing. Usually at distribution to the press via physical unwatermarked copies. And at the latest during distrubition of the final product.



    I know, I know. Fortunately it hasn't leaked like "Seventh Tree" which was 3 months before release?!
  • "apparently" means nothing. ;)
  • Even though they are not originals or transcoded from 128 to 320, essentially it's still the same song.

    Sure, the quality is not gonna satisfy the audiophiles nor will the leaked files replace the original album for us, but a leak is a leak, it served its purpose.

    The con: surprise and anticipation are no more.

    But I still look forward to September 9th. ;)

    Thanks, everyone. :)
    Post edited by Alan at 2013-07-25 10:07:09
    Creator of Goldfrapp Jukebox, the most complete Goldfrapp music library on the Internet
  • LolliCruz said:

    "apparently" means nothing. ;)



    Okay, "definitely." ;)
    I had a king in a tenement castle, lately he's taken to painting the pastel walls brown. He's taken the curtains down. He's swept with the broom of contempt, and the rooms have an empty ring. He's cleaned with the tears of an actor who fears for the laughter's sting...
  • Where are you seeing it? thanks :)
  • Trust me Alan: they have been compressed to death and Drew is the video version of the song and not the album version. So this leak is compiled, reprocessed, remastered, botched mastering, dynamic compression set so high it plays back loud on all levels where it should not and it's a shame IF it had to leak that this is the first impression people get of an album that sounds so much better.
    “Beware of artists. They mix with all classes of society and are therefore most dangerous." — Queen Victoria
  • Lolli: why not swallow some more words? I know you can drink my blood but apparently, no, definitelym asking for leaks is ok for you. F*ck your double standard b*tch.
    “Beware of artists. They mix with all classes of society and are therefore most dangerous." — Queen Victoria
  • I trust you. And like I said: I'm still buying the album. As always. :)
    Creator of Goldfrapp Jukebox, the most complete Goldfrapp music library on the Internet