When someone plays an acoustic instrument, elementals weave the sounds through the air and create the music.
I read in a book, probably by Marco Pogacnik, that if you amplify this music by electric means, the elementals get confused where they have to weave. At the instrument front, of by the speaker. This confusion is stressfull for them.
The sound though is still music on both the physical and ethereal level. The soundwaves are transformed in electric waves and back again. If the electric devices are with a high quality, the fine grained details aren’t lost. The elementals probably can weave the sounds to some degree.
If music is recorded by digital means, these fine grained details get lost. The sounds get chopped up in bits, in microseconds sounds, entwined with microseconds silent. The sounds aren’t a fluent line, like the slope of a hill, but steps.
Storend in mp3 or other formats, not only fine grained details get lost, bigger parts, like higher and lower frequencies, get dumped all together. Half the time you listen (unconciousness) to silence and the other half to shortened, stepped, sounds.
Altough I don’t know the details of how gramophone records get created and if some higher and lower frequencies got cut, but I am curious; as far as I understand the fluent lines of music get more or less directly carved into the vinyl. So records somehow keep more fine grained detail then digital media. Like an old photograph on a photosensitive plate, where you can zoom in without loosing details, where as with the computer screen, somewhere you get pixels.
I imagine that is one of the reasons vinyl is still in demand; somehow, by capturing and reproducing the fluent lines, the fine grained details, it encapsulates more of the real music. And maybe makes it easier for the elemental beings to create music.
And if you play a record to often, it gets *grey*. It loses its soul?