What, exactly, is a “silent disco”?

Silent Discos Are Not Silent Enough, Residents Of Edinburgh Complain https://www.npr.org/2018/11/27/671151924/silent-discos-are-not-silent-enough-residents-of-edinburgh-complain A silent disco is an event at which people dance to music that is transmitted through wireless headphones rather than played over a speaker system. “the organizers chose to have a silent disco because it eliminates noise complaints”

Sound design

This is employed in film, theatre, and musicals. Also in music. This from Wikipedia: “In contemporary music business, especially in the production of rock music, ambient music, progressive rock, and similar genres, the record producer and recording engineer play important roles in the creation of the overall sound (or soundscape) of a recording, and less […]

Records will be pressed in New Zealand

These guys are bringing the vinyl equivalent of a micro brewery to central Auckland. A retail store and a new pressing machine. EMI closed their plant in 1987. http://www.viva.co.nz/article/culture-travel/holiday-records-vinyl-pressing-auckland-nz/?fbclid=IwAR2L8JJarhUju0XPNtgbpJljeHOBEyVqUfC_-eGLTdZ7PaT3ETPc7PID_sA#.W_uCcHCVvl0.facebook https://www.holidayrecords.com/ Details here: https://www.holidayrecords.com/about

audiophile Nelson Riddle

Picked up this today – a Telarc DSD recorded in 1999 using some high-end equipment. There’s some informative sleeve notes placing Riddle among the great post dance band singers. I know many of the song titles, and hearing them as big band ‘pop’ instrumentals in high definition audio will be fun.

Closer to the music

One benefit of living in a small country is that you get closer to musicians. Many of the albums I find in my crate digging expeditions have signatures on them. Recent examples: Backsliders John Nilsen Wizard & Oz David Lind The Blue Bottom Stompers