Agreed on the feedback on the remaster. They've destroyed the sound; the album no longer flows. But it's not a problem -- we still have the original to enjoy, and I'm still glad that I supported them by paying for the remaster.
Anyone know the point of re-mastered albums? My copy of the 'old' master sounds just great, thanks! I mean, if we all listened on cassette tape that'd be one thing... but digital? Really? I hope an audiophile can explain it to me.
Two weeks passed and many listens later, I've warmed to Hydroponic's remaster. The original is always there in its glory but if you take the remaster for what it is, a much "colder" sound if that makes sense, then it is deserving of its own little place on the shelf among CBL's other works.
This album gets better with each and every listen. I first heard it in 2008 with my first CD order from Ultimae and I honestly didn't care for it. But over the years it quickly grew to be one of my absolute favourites. Perhaps even surpassing WoS. No doubt an ambient classic! So yeah, totally agree with Journik850.
I had assumed World of Sleepers was firmly embedded at the top of my CBL album lists but recently Hydroponic Garden has really been growing on me. Last night sealed the deal during a shroom trip. This album took on an entirely new form and guided me along some dark yet soothing aquatic journey. I adore this fucking album.