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Insatiable Banalities # 19 – The Lavans

By johnboy - 16 August 2005 6

Insatiable Banalities number 19, featuring The Lavans is a ripsnorter and is online here. Loadedog’s summary is here. The xml feed for those using podcatching software is here.

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Track List:
Silvio. 3:17
Ballad of the Ex. 13:12
Part of the Gun. 28.11
Horse. 43.47
Radiate. 52.50

The encoding for this one is in mono (which matches the single condenser recording) so it’s a smaller file for your downloading convenience. Let us know if you feel the sound quality has suffered.

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6 Responses to
Insatiable Banalities # 19 – The Lavans
MortonTFogg 11:57 am 18 Nov 05

This was a good one. The Lavans were a great guest.

johnboy 10:45 pm 17 Aug 05

this one in particular or all of them?

al 10:26 pm 17 Aug 05

i enjoyed it!

Samuel Gordon-Stewar 5:52 pm 17 Aug 05

And now that I look back at my IB collection, IB#13 with The Cashews is mono and doesn’t suffer the same problems, possibly because it is effectively double the bitrate per channel. (IB#13:128k mono mp3 = 128k/channel) (IB#19:64k mono mp3 = 64k/channel) (Other IB’s:128k stereo = 64k/channel).

So this is what happens when you don’t sleep for over 24 hours…

johnboy 7:33 am 17 Aug 05

Cheers Sam, we’ll look at the intro.

Samuel Gordon-Stewar 1:23 am 17 Aug 05

Well, the opening music has suffered. It grabs a dose of loudness and loses a dose of clarity.

I have compared it with previous IB openings and it just doesn’t sound as good, previously it was nice having the feel of different sounds in each ear, I just think the opening music sounds flat in mono, it also makes the compression artifacts more noticable (meaning I actually notice them in mono). The banalities sound the same, the live music sounds the same, can’t comment on recorded music other than the opener because there isn’t any.

It’s a pity that MP3 files can’t have some sections mono and others stereo…then you could monoise the banalities and stereoise the music…and considering that podcasts are supposedly designed for the earphone wearers that would be a good thing.

On a side note, I usually listen to IB with headphones while sitting at the computer.

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