Stick Men - Prog Noir

The riveting Prog Noir is the 2016 album by the band Stick Men featuring Stick bassist Tony Levin, U8 and AU8 touch guitars from Markus Reuter and acoustic and electronic drums and percussion work by Pat Mastelotto. The music ventures into cinematic themes, powerful grooves and intricate arrangements, all which pour down in intense abundance. This herculean effort surpasses any limiting vision of the trio format, offering plenty of depth to satisfy the most devout and demanding listeners.

Prog Noir ten compositions showcase the band at their most versatile and enterprising, even delivering superb vocal tunes, triumphantly succeeding on all levels. Now all new 5.1 and 4.0 surround mixes by Jan Printz have been released as 44.1k / 24-bit FLAC files or as 48k / 24-bit surround audio on Blu-ray. Please note that the Blu-ray source is an up-sampling of the 44.1k multi-channel master tapes. The Blu-ray also contains the original stereo mix by Benjamin Schäfer and Markus Reuter.

Dig into this overpowering, organic, instinctive avant garde leaning, intricate Crimsonesque sounding music. Get surrounded with cinematic themes and potent melodies, all embodies by the go-for-it energy favored by King Crimson fans, lovers of progressive rock, and fusion pioneers. This modern progressive epic is a treat for the surround enthusiast.


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FLAC or Blu-ray with 44.1k / 24-bit 5.1 surround and 4.0 quad mixes, Blu-ray upsampled to 48k and includes 2.0 stereo mix.  Also available on CD and Vinyl or FLAC 2.0 download.



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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 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos and continues to seek out and share about the best sounding releases.


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