Octave Records releases Audiophile Masters, Volume V


Press release | PS Audio’s Octave Records announced the release of Audiophile Masters, Volume V, the latest in its series of acclaimed reference-quality music sampler discs. Volume V features world-renowned cellist Zuill Bailey playing a selection from the Bach Cello Suites, plus jazz from the Briana Harris Quintet and Tom Amend, the rock and pop of Foxfeather, Augustus and others, the stunning acoustic guitar duo of Taylor Sims and Kyle Donovan, and other selections.
All the tracks except one were recorded in pure DSD using Octave Records’ Sonoma DSD recording system at Animal Lane Studios in Lyons, Colorado, Vernon Barn in Longmont, CO. Zuill Bailey’s piece was recorded on a Pyramix system at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona. Paul McGowan, PS Audio CEO, noted, Like all the recordings in our Audiophile Masters series, Volume V offers a diverse range of our artists and musical styles, with sound that is reference-quality in every respect, especially in the ability to hear deeply into the acoustic space of every performance.
Audiophile Masters, Volume V, SRP 29 USD, is playable on any SACD, CD, DVD, or Blu-ray player. It also has a high-resolution DSD layer that is accessible only using a PS Audio SACD transport, or by copying the DSD tracks on the included DVD data discs. In addition, the master DSD and PCM files are available for purchase and download from psaudio.com at this link. Audiophile Masters, Vol. V was recorded, mixed and produced by Steven Vidaic, Jay Elliott, Robert Friedrich, Gus Skinas, and Zach Balch, with Giselle Collazo as an assistant engineer. It was mastered by Gus Skinas.
The album begins with the return of More Than Physics and My Nitride Heart, featuring Jonathan Sadler on marimba and Clint Wilcox on handpans, a steel-drum-like instrument that sounds both earthy and otherworldly. Jazz aficionados will find much to enjoy with the ¾-time bounce of the Briana Harris Quintet’s Thin Places, the organ-fueled avant-jazz of Concatenate by the Tom Amend Trio, and Zoe Berman’s swinging vocals on Perfect Storm. Other highlights include the Gypsy-guitar-influenced Lowland by acoustic guitar virtuosos Taylor Sims and Kyle Donovan, the Americana-flavored Many Mountains on Endless Time, and more.
Audiophile Masters, Volume V also features a spellbinding performance by Zuill Bailey, considered to be one of the finest cellists in the world. He is showcased here on Bach’s BMV 1007 Suite No. 1 in G Major for solo cello, in a recording that captures the remarkable acoustics of the Mesa Arts Center and every nuance of Bailey’s emotive, virtuoso playing.
The track listing for Audiophile Masters, Volume V is as follows:
My Nitride Heart – More Than Physics
Thin Places – Briana Harris Quintet
The Nature of Things – Foxfeather
She’ll Be Right – Joe D’Esposito
Endless Time – Many Mountains
BMV 1007 Suite No. 1 in G Major – Zuill Bailey
Concatenate – Tom Amend Trio
Perfect Storm – Zoe Berman
Lowland – Taylor Sims and Kyle Donovan
Diana – Augustus

About PS Audio
Founded in 1973, PS Audio has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence in manufacturing innovative, high-value, leading-edge audio products. Located in Boulder, Colorado at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, PS Audio’s staff of talented designers, engineers, production and support people build each product to deliver extraordinary performance and musical satisfaction. The company’s wide range of award-winning products include the all-in-one Sprout100 integrated amplifier, audio components, power regenerators and power conditioners.


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