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Amber Arcades - European Heartbreak (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Posted By: Pisulik
Amber Arcades - European Heartbreak (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Amber Arcades - European Heartbreak (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 37:03 minutes | 403 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

It's about the concepts and stories we invent to understand our experienced reality and feel like we matter somehow, and about the fluid and sometimes contradictory nature of these stories. Like the concept of romantic love, for example. Is this actually a thing? Sometimes it seems so tangible it becomes my whole world, other times I'm convinced it's just a scam I keep falling for. Both of these sentiments feel equally true at different times. The same with politics and identity. When I'm in the Netherlands I don't really pay much attention to being "Dutch" or "European", and I think politicians who focus on a shared Dutch culture are lame at best and dangerous at worst. Then when I'm in the US being Dutch all of a sudden seems to be a huge part of my identity. I guess the point is, whatever idea I have about myself or about love, politics, morality, and anything at all, is so fluid and relative that I'm finding it hard to say that I trust any of my own views, ideas or perceptions anymore. Which sucks, because I really want to find meaning to this life, and it's hard to find that when you don't trust any of your own experiences. For example, happiness: I have this Calvinistic idea that in order to achieve happiness, I have to struggle, I have to earn it by overcoming challenges, developing myself, etc. But the end-result will just be the same as if I did nothing: you die and then nothing you've done or achieved matters anymore. So does a human life move upwards towards a certain goal, or is it just a chain of random events? And what about our collective history, does it move towards a goal, is there progress, or is it just a random collection of events? I think most people like to think there is progress, both in their personal life as well as in the world at large, that we are working towards being a better more developed person and also towards collectively building a better world. At the same time, we tend to romanticize the past and think everything was better "back in the days". Something I've always wondered is whether these concepts and experiences can be translated from the individual to the masses, and from the psychological to the physical.


01. Simple Song
02. Hardly Knew
03. Oh My Love (What Have We Done)
04. Goodnight Europe
05. Alpine Town
06. I've Done The Best
07. Self-Portrait In A Car At Night
08. Something's Gonna Take Your Love Away
09. Antoine
10. Where Did You Go
11. Baby, Eternity

foobar2000 1.3.7 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2018-09-28 05:56:44

Analyzed: Amber Arcades / European Heartbreak

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR6 -0.20 dB -8.34 dB 2:33 01-Simple Song
DR7 -0.20 dB -11.02 dB 3:05 02-Hardly Knew
DR6 -0.20 dB -8.35 dB 3:16 03-Oh My Love (What Have We Done)
DR7 -0.20 dB -9.72 dB 4:04 04-Goodnight Europe
DR6 -0.20 dB -9.47 dB 3:21 05-Alpine Town
DR7 -0.20 dB -8.34 dB 3:34 06-I've Done The Best
DR9 -0.23 dB -11.31 dB 2:45 07-Self-Portrait In A Car At Night
DR7 -0.20 dB -9.36 dB 3:57 08-Something's Gonna Take Your Love Away
DR8 -0.20 dB -10.08 dB 3:19 09-Antoine
DR6 -0.20 dB -7.24 dB 2:48 10-Where Did You Go
DR6 -0.20 dB -10.08 dB 4:26 11-Baby, Eternity

Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR7

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1493 kbps
Codec: FLAC

All thanks go to the original releaser