CATRIN FINCH: The harpist who is adding new strings to her bow – by Adam Sweeting

For all its delightful and ethereal tinkliness, the harp suffers from something of an identity crisis. It lacks the versatility of the piano or the piercing qualities of the violin, let alone the brute force of the brass, so if it isn’t careful it can find itself relegated to a soothing, background role. Catrin Finch […]

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Creedence Clearwater Revival – The Fillmore West 04-07-71 (CD)

Recorded as the legendary Fillmore West closed its doors in July 1971, this superb set finds the three-piece CCR firing on all cylinders as they entered the final phase of their career. Incorporating early classics with more recent material, it demonstrated clearly why they were the most successful American band of their generation. This new […]

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Art Pepper– Neon Art: Volume Two (CD)

Jazz Saxophone legend Art Pepper’s Neon Art LP series coming to CD for first time on Omnivore Recordings. In 2012, Omnivore Recordings issued a series of unreleased music from jazz legend Art Pepper on colored vinyl. Now Omnivore, in conjunction with Laurie Pepper and Widow’s Taste Music, proudly offer these landmark recordings on CD and digital. Neon […]

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VAN MORRISON: ‘People who say others are difficult are usually difficult themselves’

Robin Denselow writes: The singer learned to love music while listening to his dad’s Lead Belly records. On the eve of an Albert Hall gig celebrating the blues genius, he talks about his musical childhood in Belfast and early ambition to be … a vet Please click HERE to continue

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ELAC: Their Uni-Fi Series speaker line

  They say ….. ELAC, a leader in premium loudspeakers and consumer electronics proudly unveils the Uni-Fi series of loudspeakers designed by Vice President of Engineering Andrew Jones.“My goal with the Uni-Fi series was to create a line of speakers with technology and performance normally reserved for speakers costing significantly more,” Jones said. “By going […]

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Ceramic loudspeaker cabinets

Neil. Hi. Has anyone successfully used ceramics for a speaker cabinets? Yes indeed. Zako Audio spring to mind. Here’s the back story as best we can ascertain. “Company that started trading in 1999 as “Zako Speakers Inc” but was incorporated in 2000 as Zako Audio and was based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Owned […]

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Dipole loudspeakers – an uncomplicated explanation

Paul McGowan writes  Let’s cover dipoles today, what they are, why I like them and then we’ll move back to the rebuilding of the new PS Sound Room as we ready ourselves for the most famous dipole/monopole hybrid of all time, the legendary Infinity IRS that we’ll be installing soon. BTW, I posted the first […]

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