RIP Clive James, lyrical man

I can remember him appearing with Pete Atkin on The Old Grey Whistle Test. That must have been around 1972-3. They wrote more than 200 songs and recorded six albums together. Actually, the OGWT performance was in 1974 … Clive James 1939-2019–ywMOR4Nr-TA

Hi-fi products made in New Zealand

NZ-made hi-fi audio equipment You don’t need to make do with boring brands and contrived corporates. In the very small nation that is New Zealand, there is a lot going on, and this is a roundup of design and manufacture in the local scene. I’ve included the current who’s who in Kiwi home hi-fi, and […]

Perfect Presence Sound

Today, I found one of this series – David Carroll and his orchestra’s Percussion Orientale (1961, Mercury Records PPS6002). It’s in the single sleeve of the mono edition, and has a “Stereo” sticker front and back. David Carroll is described as a stereo devotee, and a well-trained quality conscious musician not concerned with stereo gimmicks. […]