Mastedon - Lofcaudio (Gold Disc CD)

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The advantage of the gold reflection layer is its increased resistance to corrosion, in contrast to the ordinary aluminum layer found on normal compact discs. Due to concerns over the incidence of CD rot on early CDs, gold CDs were thus seen as a potential solution. Compare any gold disc to its standard-priced silvery cousin, and the golden one will invariably seem richer, deeper, clearer -- better. There are plenty of audiophiles willing to pay extra if it means they'll get more from the recordings they love. 


Bon Jovi has Slippery When Wet, Boston has More Than A Feeling, Van Halen has 5150, and Mastedon has Lofcaudio.  After the success of their debut album in 1990, John and Dino Elefante formed Pakaderm Records and release this, their second album, Mastedon - Lofcaudio on their own label.  This album also features an all-star cast, but most of them aren’t named because of legal issues with other record labels.  As good as 1989’s It’s a Jungle was, it’s hard to believe the band could do any better.  The talent of these brothers and the faith of the fans propelled Lofcaudio to a level few expected.  Yet fear not, as high expectations did not detract from the album’s majesty. It pulls together everything that is glorious and important about AOR and distills it sublimely.  It was as if the Elefante’s were on a dangerous and relentless search of pure melodic rock perfection, and somehow, someway they found it with Lofcaudio. It’s rare that both critics and fans adore a band and an album this much. So get this 2020 Girder Records reissue of an album that captures lightning in a bottle, and enjoy the remastered and reloaded versions. Grab your air guitar, your air mic, sing these songs at the top-of-your-lungs with reckless abandon and be one more guest musician to make top-shelf music with Mastedon!  

  1. Holiest One 4:50
  2. Life On The Line 4:25
  3. Run To The Water 4:30
  4. When It All Comes Down 4:30
  5. Taken Down Below 4:33
  6. Stampede 2:27
  7. Living For You 4:16
  8. Thief In The Night 2:47
  9. People Of This Time 4:54
  10. It Is Done 3:43