The dazzling sound and enigmatic performances of Patricia Barber’s 2019 song cycle album HIGHER are the first of our latest high-end audio offering: Reel-to-reel tapes! We’ve given the “Impex Treatment” into very small runs of 15 IPS, 1/4” tapes as our LPs and digital products, making Impex REELS a step above.
Renowned mastering engineer Scott Hull at Masterdisk will record Jim Anderson’s original 32-bit/352.8 kHz DXD masters directly to tape with no additional processing. What you hear on Impex REELS is exactly what Anderson and Barber intended. Impex REELS are made to order, one at a time, transferred, and assembled by hand.
Each package includes two 15 IPS 1/4” tapes in individual boxes, complete large-format booklets from the LP versions, a deluxe tip-on printed case for each reel in the set, and a certificate of authenticity from Scott Hull As with every record we make, everything is crafted to enhance the enveloping sound and the emotional pull of singular works by the greatest talents. HIGHER is one of two premier releases for Impex REELS opening a spectacular new chapter in our odyssey of redefining definitive, as well as a superlative listening experience for Patricia Barber fans and audiophiles alike.
Transferred by Scott Hull at Masterdisk NY, using the original DXD recordings and supervised by engineers Jim Anderson and Ulrike Schwarz
Quality metal reel flanges and industry-standard 1/4″ analog tape
Each REELS package is hand-assembled and includes two tip-on cases, a 16-page booklet, and a certificate of authenticity signed by Scott Hull, then secured with a special OBI