ISOL-8: SubStation Integra

  They tell us ….. The Substation Integra is a true high performance mains conditioning and distribution solution for a complete system. It combines all the features found in our acclaimed flagship SubStation LC and HC together in one high quality chassis. A 20 Amp rated Neutrik latching input connector allows the 16A total capacity to be […]

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JOHN COLTRANE: European Tour 1962 (10 CD Box Set)

We are told: Le Chant du Monde present the second volume of JohnColtrane live in Europe, here compiling together sixconcerts from the 1962 tour – Paris, Stockholm, Helsinki,Copenhagen, Graz and Milan. A superb opportunity for the listener to fully immersethemselves in the work of this greatest of jazz icons, overnumerous versions of the core body […]

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Unmoved by Bach’s St John Passion? Try listening to it in English…

David Temple introduces the first commercial recording in English since Britten’s in 1971 My first St John Passion was in the Barbican in 2011 with Crouch End Festival Chorus. It was in German, and with modern instruments at A=440. Though I was pleased with the performance, I was struck by the lukewarm response from the […]

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Blues music: notable interviews – Matt Schofield

Blues Matters magazine writes:  Matt Schofield has been on the UK blues scene since about 2002, in the last few years he has increased his fan base by touring extensively abroad. He is well respected especially in the USA by many guitarists, he is definitely a guitarists guitarist. His eagerly awaited new album “Far As […]

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Q&A: Slash

  “Slash, 45, was born Saul Hudson in London and raised in England and Los Angeles. He was an original member of the rock band Guns N’ Roses which formed in 1985 and sold 100m albums worldwide. Slash – considered one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time – left Guns N’ Roses […]

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ISOL-8: Cross Contamination Explained.

They tell us ….. The problem of noise cross contamination through power supply is often overlooked. Reducing its effect can result in significant performance gains for any system. The key point is to understand is that each system component is not blameless and generates significant mains noise itself. In terms of power supply, it is […]

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THE DUDLEY MOORE TRIO: Today (CD)

We are told: • Regardless of the brilliance of Dudley Moore’s celebrated comic partnership with Peter Cook, his marriages and abundant romantic assignations, the relationship which was surely most dear to him was with music. He could pull hilarious classical pastiches – like Beethoven ‘variations on Colonel Bogey’, and Britten’s ‘Little Miss Muffett’ – out of […]

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Sammy Cahn, Vernon Duke, and Earl Zindars

MORE   Epilogue Hi. I’m Tony Andrews and I am Contributing Editor / Jazz here. I hope you found the above interesting. If you want anything jazz-related published here (free of charge) then please email me at tonya.balgores@talktalk.net and/or you can leave a message on +44(0) 7734 816 345 and I’ll see if it fits.  […]

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“This Perfectly Satirizes Every ‘Serious’ Record Collector You Know”

Sarah Barness (The Huffington Post): If you know anyone that “seriously” collects records, they are probably exactly like this guy. They organize their collection by sections for generic metal, stoner metal,death metal, punk, shoegazer, dream pop, jazz, ragtime, classical, rap, R&B etc. etc. etc. If the records aren’t organized by genre, they might just be […]

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ISOL-8: MiniSub 2 test review

Power delivery inevitably is a polarizing subject, the topic of filtration perhaps even more so. Should you wish to explore it for yourself with a system you find could stand somewhat more relaxed accuracy, subtlety, maturity and long-term pleasantness, the ISOL-8 MiniSub 2 would make a good subject. Without any dynamic losses but six sockets […]

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PS AUDIO: All of us as salespeople that work for shops and manufacturers that are charged with saving the world from bad sound, need to ……

Paul McGowan: “If your going to sell high end cars like a Corvette, you need to drive it, shift it, corner it, to appreciate it.  The thrill of whipping around in a Corvette is pretty righteous and just ignites passion inside of one when experienced.” Brad Paulson writes a terrific and insightful article about passion […]

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