Authenticity, the debut offering from my retro synth-pop project HELIXIRx will be rolling out to TIDAL Masters as part of their MQA program. This ensures that the 24-bit 96KHz source for the digital release is available as part of TIDAL’s high resolution platform.
You can grab the full resolution master at Bandcamp, or if you’re looking for the highest possible quality version, the tape transfer is available exclusively through NativeDSD. Information about the recording and mastering process for this version is available at the NativeDSD website.
So, if streaming is your preference, then be sure to listen to the album on TIDAL and see how it sounds.
TIDAL has partnered with MQA to deliver something substantially better: an authenticated and unbroken version (typically 96 kHz / 24 bit) with the highest possible resolution—as flawless as it sounded in the mastering suite. And exactly as the artist intended it to sound.TIDAL Masters page
As always though, if it sounds good to you then that’s what is important. When the album was mixed and mastered, I gave specific instructions to the wonderfully talented SAFFARI of whom did a great job at capturing the dynamics I had in mind — and that’s “how the artist intended it to sound” so don’t get caught up in the different versions of the album if the version you’ve got sounds good in your ears.
I’m already well into tracking the follow-up album and we will be releasing an EP of instrumentals soon I suspect.
Thanks everyone for the support!