Uncompressed music for your HiFiBerry DAC

As you might know, the HiFiBerry DAC is now available for pre-order and will ship soon.

It is nice, to have a DAC that can handle 24bit/192kHz, but most music is still only available as 44.1kHz MP3 files. But there is also high-resolution music out there!

Here are some pieces of music, that I personally like:

Nils Frahm: Screws

What does a classical pianist with a broken thumb do? Record music! This is a very interesting records not only for people who always listen to classical music, but also for people like me, that are more listening to popular music.

You can buy the recording from his website, but even downloaded for free from there. People are encouraged to remix these recordings. There is a whole web site with remixes and other derived works from this record – great!

The recording is only in 44.1kHz, but available in 24bit AIF files

Den Sorte Skole: Lektion III

This is an interesting recording. If you just listen to it, you may not notice, that it is composed 100% from samples. The Danish band used more than 250 vinyl records to create a musical trip around the world. Is it legal? Maybe not, because there was no chance to clear all the samples used. Do you care about it? It’s your choice.

This record is only available in 44.1kHz/16bit, however at least in uncompressed format.

65daysofstatic: Silent running

If you like old sci-fi movies, you may remember the movie “Silent running”. The original soundtrack was interpreted by Joan Baez. Two years ago, the english band 65daysofstatic created their own soundtrack for this movie. It was played live at some movie festivals only. Unfortunetaly, I did not have the chance to see it. However, this new soundtrack is available as an uncompressed FLAC version.


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