I do really like Herbert's concept here, however if he's releasing the album he should al least do it in 128kbps; might as well do it right if you're going to do it at all. 56kbs is awful quality, almost as bad as AM radio I give him props for going ahead with the project though, sounds like his heart is in the right place.
Check out Orthlorng music's site. They make quite a few tracks off of every release available for free download in 192kbs mp3s. Great Music by Kit Clayton, Sutekh, AGF, and Timeblind at www.musork.com