Four instrumental tracks about the … well, spirits of place and time. From the primordial caves around the hot springs of Bath, through ancient and modern Cornwall to the 20th century west midlands via Beethoven, and beyond to Santorini and Crete.
Science has (again) caught up with what we knew all along. Listening to low-quality compressed music is not good for you. Specifically a study by the Audio Engineering Society on the effects of lossy compression on the ‘timbre spaces’ of a variety of instruments has found that listening to low bit-rate bilge boosts negative emotions (scary, sad etc) and kicks the legs from underneath positive ones (happy, calm, heroic etc).
Sounds like a good reason to keep your inner emo under control and go for FLAC or insist on 320kbps downloads.