Leftfield – Alternative Light Source (2015 UK/EU)
Mastered slightly loud & flat
Capped dynamics & slightly close
Somewhat muddy bass
Printed hard cover paper sleeve
Alternative Light Source is the third album by Leftfield released on 8 June 2015. The first new material following the band’s 1999 second album Rhythm and Stealth.
Mastered, cut and pressed by the same team as the brilliant albeit inconsistent 2017 3xLP reissue of Leftfield’s debut album Leftism 22. The brilliant Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering and Optimal Media GmbH.
The sound quality of this original UK/EU release of Alternative Light Source pale in comparison. For whatever reasons, this sounds like a lower quality digital transfer. The dynamics are capped with recessed highs and bloated low ends. It also sound slightly flat and loud, a little fatiguing half way through the album.
This pressing is however, quiet and excellently pressed.