It largely doesn’t create value for the listener. http://www.psaudio.com/article/preposterous-nonsense/
Eva Cassidy – that sensational voice, and so much more. She was an artist in the true sense: singing, songwriting, guitar playing, painting, poetrywriting.
This 1973 album turned up in a local op shop, and I was curious, having never heard of this band. Eddie Kramer is credited on some somgs, and some of the recording was done at Olympic Studios. It’s kn the Kama Sutra label. The style is remarkably advanced for the time, and the vocals from […]
My latest review is online at TNT-Audio – the very excellent passive preamplifier from Pal Nagy. http://www.tnt-audio.com/ampli/icon_tvc_e.html
I have a very large and growing digital file collection which sounds great and is oh so convenient to search and find and play. Yet, the LP record collection begun in 1972 stills grows apace (last week by 74 albums), and the CD collection is bigger than ever and growing by about 10 a week. […]
Obvious, isn’t it? But I don’t just mean the absence of irritating clicks and pops. Bear with me. Today, I’m trying out a low-cost ultrasonic record cleaner from Poland. I’ll be writing a review on my experience with this no-frills machine. So far I’ve cleaned 28 LPs, mostly old albums picked up a couple of […]
I don’t see this happening. Whilst online streaming can be to some extent blocked or otherwise limited, how exactly is file-sharing to be prevented? I’m also suspicious of music companies who claim they want to end what they call copyright “piracy”, when so many new album releases are available on the day of release on […]
Pablo Picasso described art as the lie that reveals the truth.
I made my first visit to the wonderful Vinyl Destination in Devonport Road, Tauranga, for some crate digging yesterday. Met attentive host Luke and gorgeous Callaway the cat, drank great coffee, and scoured the racks and boxes for used vinyl. Masses of very diverse music in great condition. Scored a special fill-a-crate for $25 deal, […]
I almost exclusively buy used original LPs. No problem! You can’t kill the legacy just yet. http://www.alternativenation.net/why-vinyl-comeback-might-be-the-death-of-music/
A map of independent record store locations in New Zealand http://vinyldirectory.nz/
I see a lot of these around New Zealand and wasn’t sure of their provinence. I had thought they were budget re-issues, but they were actually produced for mail order for buyers living in provincial towns with no local record retailers. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Record_Club
Rufus Harley, the First Jazz Musician to Make the Bagpipes His Main Instrument, Performs on I’ve Got a Secret (1966) http://www.openculture.com/2017/02/rufus-harley-the-first-jazz-musician-to-make-the-bagpipes-his-main-instrument-performs-on-ive-got-a-secret-1966.html