Isolophilia (One Microphone+ Recording)

Marzio Scholten

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Original Recording Format: DXD

A New One Microphone+ Recording from Sound Liaison – Also Available in DSD 512 Stereo at NativeDSD Music

For his seventh album, Isolophilia, guitarist Marzio Scholten has formed a superb trio with ECM recording star Wolfert Brederode on piano and bass icon Ernst Glerum on bass. Sound Liaison recorded the album Isolophilia in the legendary Studio 2 at the Dutch Music Centre of Broadcasters (MCO Studios) using the One Microphone Recording approach.

The advantages of the One Microphone approach to recording are obvious; phase coherence, perfect imaging, great sense of depth, superior realism. Another advantage is that it forces the band being recorded to really play. There is nowhere to hide, no fixing it in the mix. Sound Liaison works to make the complete sound stage on the spot by carefully moving each instrument closer or further away as well as left and right in relation to the microphone.

For this album, Sound Liaison used the Josephson C700S microphone to record the complete trio. They also placed support microphones in the piano and on the bass (DPA 4099). These microphones were added to add a little bit of support (-20dB or less) to these two instruments when Marzio’s use of guitar effects would cover up the attack of the piano and bass. So the recording is basically a ‘One Microphone Recording’ or you could call it a ‘One Mic +’.

The album was recorded in Stereo DXD by Sound Liaison.  Stereo DSD editions of the album were created from the Stereo DXD master by Tom Caulfield at the NativeDSD Mastering Lab using the Merging Technologies “MICO” modulators (DSD 256, DSD 128, DSD 64) and the Signalyst HQ Player 4 Professional “EC” modulators (DSD 512) for your musical enjoyment.

Tracklist

1.
Clockwork
05:06
2.
Isolophilia
03:55
3.
Lugar
03:18
4.
Heartland
03:45
5.
Rune
02:59
6.
Bocanegro
06:16
7.
New Hope
05:43
8.
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
05:13
9.
Isolophilia - Revisited
03:03

Total time: 00:39:18

Additional information

Label

SKU

SL1037A

Qualities

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Channels

Artists

Composers

Genres

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Cables

AudioQuest

Digital Converters

Horus, Merging Technologies

Editing Software

Pyramix, Merging Technologies

Mastering Engineer

Frans de Rond (DXD), Tom Caulfield at NativeDSD Mastering Lab (DSD 512, DSD 256, DSD 128, DSD 64)

Mastering Room

Poweramp: Moon 760A, Mixing headphones: Sennheiser HD800S / AKG 702

Microphone Preamps

Horus, Merging Technologies

Microphones

Josephson C700S, DPA Microphones 4099 (spot mics in the Piano and on the Bass)

Notes

Stereo DSD editions of the album were created from the Stereo DXD master by Tom Caulfield at the NativeDSD Mastering Lab using the Merging Technologies "MICO" modulators (DSD 256, DSD 128, DSD 64) and the Signalyst HQ Player 4 Professional "EC" modulators (DSD 512) for your musical enjoyment.

Original Recording Format

Producer

Peter Bjørnild and Marzio Scholten

Recording Engineer

Frans de Rond

Recording Location

MCO Studio 2 in Hilversum, The Netherlands on September 20-21, 2019

Recording Software

Pyramix, Merging Technologies

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DXD

Speakers

TAD Compact Evolution One

Release Date January 24, 2020

Press reviews

Volkskrant

It is a wonderful album. Scholten’s compositions are more intimate than ever. His tender guitar sound is beautifully surrounded by Glerum’s counter melodies and Brederode’s impressionistic piano playing.

This is silent music, yet it never gets boring due to surprising choices of notes and harmonies. In fact, as the album reach its conclusion, the gorgeous rendition of the traditional “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child”, one is so immersed in Scholten’s musical universe that it is impossible to let go of the deep melancholic atmosphere. Scholten here approaches the high level of American guitarist Bill Frisell on his recent work for the progressive label ECM.

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