有一定发烧资历的朋友相信对这张著名的敲击乐天碟《DAFOS》一定不会陌生，因为它早在10几年前就上了美国TAS发烧榜。这张是由三位南美敲击乐大师Mickey Hart、Airto、Flora Purim联合灌录的敲击乐唱片，动用了很多从未见过的敲击乐器，录音由美国著名发烧厂牌Refrence Recordings的当家录音师Johnson教授操刀，其结果是HIFI到无与伦比。其中八首曲目中最为发烧友津津乐道的就是第七曲《The Gate Of Dafos》里面的跌鼓了，TAS形容这一段有如整所房子被人吊起，然后突然坠下！但由于录音电平较低，请各位务必扭大音量才能听出效果，只要声音不失真，音量越大越过瘾！
In the autumn of 1982 and spring of 1983, Mickey Hart teamed up with percussion heavyweight Airto Moreira and his acclaimed vocalist wife, Flora Purim, for largely improvisational performances at the Japan Center Theatre in San Francisco. Using a large and varied multicultural assortment of percussion instruments as well as woodwinds and bass, and backed up by Jose Lorenzo's Brazilian percussion group, Batucaje, they performed live, without overdub.
The thematic core of the performances was to conjure the musical ethnography of an imaginary country, traversing an inner soundscape; the resulting tracks range from infectious Brazilian rhythm celebrations to sinuous sparse vocals to Indonesian gamelan. Each piece reflects a different piece of the musical "topography" of Dafos, from desert to polar ice floes to subterranean caves. The original release, on Reference Recordings in 1983, was immediately deemed by audiophiles as one of the finest recordings ever produced.
Notes from releaser (aiwazz):
This album is taken from my 1000 disc limited press 20 bit master on 24 Karat gold cd that I purchased when it came out in 1994. Some of the bass tones from the "beast", (a Mickey Hart (of grateful dead fame) invention that is piano strings stretched over a huge frame) will blow feeble speakers instantly, so be careful. The sound on this recording is truly mind boggling (especially this 20 bit master), but only a good system will bring it out. If ever there was a candidate for the FLAC lossless audio codec, this is it. Please enjoy the work I put into this release. I am hoping some audiophiles here would like to test the limits of their systems and minds.
Lots of thanks to aiwazz for this great release!
01. Dry Sands Of The Desert
02. Ice Of The North
03. Reunion I
04. Saudacao Popular
06. Subterranean Caves Of Kronos
07. The Gates Of Dafos