As we were arriving into the digital age, Digital Music Products. (DMP) began releasing fully digital albums recorded direct to 2-track digital, and yielding some of the highest dynamics heard on compact discs of that era. Flim and the BB’s became one of the labels earliest artist, releasing their album TriCycle in 1982 which featured fusion driven songs that had progressed away from the heavy rock edge commonly characterized by bands in the 70’s. Their quality compositions mixed with great musicianship were powered by incredible dynamics and were both tight and loose at the same time. The pureness of the recordings alone made many audiophiles salivate, as surface noise of vinyl had been replaced with the nearly impeccable silence of the compact disc. The band released several albums, of which their following two “Tunnel” and “Big Notes” kept them in the jazz spotlight for years to come. TriCycle still remains a favorite and could be considered the best place to start when filling up your Desert Island Collection with fusion-jazz.
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Wesley is a lifelong music enthusiast. He started his career in the recording industry in New York City as an audio engineer, producer, and studio manager. Subsequently he toured across America as a guitarist with the short-lived band Land's Crossing. After many years in the technology sector and amassing a substantial vinyl and CD collection, he delved into immersive audio and created Hi-Res Edition to share with other listeners about the sound quality and discrete mixes available on many formats. He recently upgraded his system to 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos and continues to seek out and share about the best sounding releases.