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Reviews: Peder af Ugglas: Autumn Shuffle

Reviews: 5

Review by Vladimir February 19, 2005 (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
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Yes, Finally! A Opus 3 album that actually is fun listening to!
All my Opus 3 albums sounds great but this is the first one that allso have a musical content which don't make me bored after just a few tracks. The first time I listened to this album I was really surprised, this was more than I hoped for. Of course knowing that Opus 3 made a rock album made me really curios, but since this is experimential rock completly without song I was not sure what to excpect.

The musical content really surpised me, but the sound quality was exactly as high as I excpected, I can't think of any complains regarding sound quality. The surround mix is 4.1 (no center speaker as usual with opus 3 surround sacd's), the mix is very careful with the surround speakers used for ambience only. At first I didn't see the point of making a surround mix if the rear spekears is barely used, but now I actually enjoy these mixes (but Dark side of the moon will continue to be my absolute favorite sacd!).

I had the privelige of buying this album directly from the man behind opus 3, Jan-Erik Persson, and he said he allso really likes this type of rock and blues, so he promised more albums of this kind. Looking forward to it!

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Review by clef April 22, 2006 (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
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Very good album with a very good sound. I listen to Stereo sound. I had never heard about this artist before I bought this album. It was an adventure - purchasing but it was worthwile. It's a fancy, natural music which is never boring. A good mix of modern instrumental Blues, Rock and Folk. For me it is a perfect album with a very good sound of an outstanding guitarist. I love it!

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Review by audiofreak May 31, 2006
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This is one of most interesting Opus 3 discs (non-classical's). The music is very well performed and I have come back to it very often. The sound is Opus 3 at its best. Recommended.

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Review by eesau August 3, 2006
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Yes, this is a excellent R&B album from Opus3. The style is, however, very original because all instruments are not really typical for this kind of music (from USA). I further like the excellent style how Peder af Ugglas handles guitar on this SACD. This possibly is the best blues record I have heard for some time now (together with Eric Bibb's latest Opus3 recording in SACD).

And again, I have to thank Opus3's multichannel recording that is very close to the two channel version but provides with that extra ambience so important for creating a true live performance illusion.


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Review by analogue June 24, 2011 (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
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I like to sample music and then take chances. Opus 3 has a great reputation for making great recordings and this disc is no exception.

This is a pure dsd recording of a Swedish guitarist and his band. And what a good band it is. Mixing rock, blues and jazz with a taste of folk and blue grass......we get both a great performance and a wonderful recording.

The sound is life-like, warm and realistic. It was recorded with a tubed microphone and the sound is lush and deep.
Great guitar licks with every other instrument that can be imagined mixed into certain songs. All recorded wonderfully.
Its the different combinations of instruments that keeps this disc fresh and exciting. Mr. Ugglas can really play guitar too. The bassist is using the stand up variety if you can dig it. Ugglas is essentially a rock and roll guy and obviously loves guitar....both electric and acoustic. And the spring board for every song on this album is either rock, blues or folk in character.

One track features bluesy guitar work recorded in a church with an organist. Now this is a cool concept. Another slow rocker has trombone in the song if you can imagine this. Ugglas and band manage to switch things up and around so as to keep the entire album interesting...almost nostalgic and sentimental. Like time is passing.

Terrific solos from Ugglas.

From start to finish this is a great album and a beautiful sacd. I cant think of anyone not liking the sound of this disc.

Highly recommended.

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