I rescued this 1993 album New Visions in Sedona by Alexander (FutureWave, Canada). It’s essentially keyboard New Age, and a pleasant enough listen for the $1 paid. What really caught my attention was the sleevenotes mention of “recorded with the Bedini Holographic process direct to digital”, and “Master tape processed with Clarus (TM) Technology for […]
Words, no melody = poem Words sung with melody and instruments = song Words sung, no instruments = a cappella Melody played with instruments, no words = instrumental Why am I asking this? I’m playing this 2004 Dr John album for the first time, and he refers to the first track “Quatre Parishe” as a […]
Interviewer: Can you explain jazz? Interviewer: Can you explain jazz? Yogi: I can’t, but I will. 90% of all jazz is half improvisation. The other half is the part people play while others are playing something they never played with anyone who played that part. So if you play the wrong part, its right. If […]
I just started reading Neil Young’s autobiography – it’s a real page-turner, and in the first few pages he talks about his collections – cars, amplifiers, model trains. Then about sound quality of replayed recorded music. It occurred to me that he might be an audiophile. http://neilyoungnews.thrasherswheat.org/2014/03/neil-youngs-home-stereo-system.html?m=1 He says a lot about how as a […]
How many times have I flicked past one of their albums in a box of Kamahl, Clayderman, or Doonican? Well, if I had a Dollar etc. Today I stumbled across their biog on Wikipedia and was startled to see that their music is nothing of what I have thought it is. So I resorted to […]
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Some hardware and software options for simple copying to digital files. I will be doing this soon with Audacity and the new Schiit ADC just announced. I’ll report on my experience.