Imaginary Mirror (DSD & DXD EP)

Koen Plaetinck, Wim Van Hasselt

(4 press reviews)
Original Recording Format: DXD
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Trumpeter Wim Van Hasselt returns to NativeDSD Music with his fourth Stereo and Multichannel DSD release – Imaginary Mirror (DSD & DXD EP). His three earlier DSD Stereo & DSD Multichannel albums are linked below for your listening and purchasing convenience.

Equipped with a variety of trumpets, a ridiculous array of percussion instruments, and far too many electronics, Wim Van Hasselt (Trumpet) and Koen Plaetinck (Percussion and Electronics) combine to create an entirely new musical space. Presenting brand-new compositions and arrangements, they stretch the boundaries of classical music into a unique world of sounds and visuals, infused with traditional music, electro-underground, improvisation, and – above all – their own vivid personalities.  Imaginary Mirror (DSD & DXD Edition) features works by Quartier, Part, Ravel, and Stockhausen.

What if dreaming became reality? The imaginary tangible? When living a fairy-tale the fantastic is the concrete. Inspired by the electrifying philosophy of the Surrealists from the roaring ’20s, they create a stage full of thoughts – in place of stories – their music literally surrounded by compelling visuals. The album is “A Stage Full of Thoughts”.

“The imaginary is what tends to become real.” – André Breton
They drown the audience in color and sound. You will not need a manual. The beauty of music. Nothing less, nothing more?

Note: We bring you 4 Tracks recorded in DXD by Jared Sacks, available as Stereo and Multichannel DXD & DSD Downloads. The other 9 tracks on the album “Imaginary Mirror” were recorded in PCM and are therefore not available at the NativeDSD Music Store.  To purchase the Full-Length Album in PCM from Channel Classics Records, click here


Please note that the below previews are loaded as 44.1 kHz / 16 bit.
Quartier - Cherry Blossom
Part - Spiegel im Spiegel
Ravel - Kaddish
Stockhausen - Better World

Total time: 00:27:23

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Digital Converters

Horus, Merging Technologies

Mastering Engineer

Jared Sacks

Mastering Room

Grimm LS1 Speakers


Bruel & Kjaer 4006, Schoeps, AKG

Mixing Board

Rens Heijnis, custom design


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Original Recording Format


Jared Sacks

Recording Engineer

Jared Sacks

Recording Location

MCO, Hilversum, the Netherlands

Recording Software

Pyramix, Merging Technologies

Recording Type & Bit Rate


Release DateSeptember 8, 2020

Press reviews

Opus Klassiek

Het is aldus een unieke mix geworden van het traditionele (wat slechts in zeer bescheiden mate present is), ‘electro-underground’, improvisatie (eigentijdser kan het eigenlijk niet) en de ‘elektriserende filosofie van de surrealisten uit de roaring twenties. (…) Hoofdzaak is de muziek en hoe die wordt uitgevoerd. Wat dat laatste betreft: de hoogste lof. (…) experimenteerdrift is ook in de eigentijdse muziek een groot goed.

De Volkskrant 4 out of 5

Ruim baan voor de verbeelding op verrassend album.

Nederlands Dagblad

Interessante composities en arrangementen (…) verrassende combinaties van instrumenten en elektronische effecten. (…) laat je verrassen!

Luister Magazine 9 out of 5

(…) twee musici die op een of andere manier weten samen te smelten tot één creatieve en prachtige klankwolk. (…) Het geheel is bijna een conceptueel kunstwerk: van programmering tot het artwork. (…) Het album neemt je mee op een muzikale reis en je wilt voorlopig niet meer naar huis!


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