About

Just Listen is run by the NativeDSD.com team and started in 2015 with the first release of 8 Ensembles in 1 Bit - giving 8 groups of artists the chance to discover the DSD 256 Stereo & DSD 256 Multichannel recording technology.

The only two rules when recording these albums were: 1) everything occurs in 1 take, and 2) no editing or post production filtering or mixing will be applied. This created a concert-like performance within the recording studio, playing together and balanced on set.

The second Just Listen album Raizes featured Breno Viricimo and Friends.  Raizes was recorded in November of 2015 and released mid 2016. In 2017 the E.P. 'Firsts' from Zoto was released, with beautiful songs recorded in the same way.

Recent releases on Just Listen Records include DSD 256 Stereo & DSD 256 Multichannel albums The Contemporary Fortepiano with the Rembrandt Frerichs Trio, The Sweetest Sound with Angelo Verploegen, Ed Verhoeff & Eric van der Westen, Side by Side with singer Laura Polence, Changing Landscapes with the duo of pianist Philipp Ruttgers and viola and quintone player Oene van Geel, and First Meeting performed by the Harmen Fraanje Trio with special guest Fredrik Ljungkvist (also available in Stereo DSD 512).

More recently recorded music in DSD is coming from the trio Corsen, Berry and Rojer, an album titled The Duke Book, from Angelo Verploegen and an album by The Coo.

Latest releases

  • Caravan II
  • Schneemann
  • The Duke Book: The Music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn
  • Ellington, Kurtz, Mercer, Mills, Strayhorn, Tizol, van Hulten, Verploegen
  • Dances
  • Dowland, Felice Sances, Kracht
  • Curiosity
  • Torres
  • First Meeting
  • Bley, Fraanje, Ljungkvist, van der Feen
  • Changing Landscapes
  • Ruttgers, van Geel