BOWERS and WILKINS: Dr. John Dibb interview

David Lander writes:  Before striding into the future, John Dibb enjoyed considerable exposure to his sceptered isle’s fascinating past. He was born in England’s North Country, in 1948, in a model West Yorkshire village established a century earlier by an enlightened industrialist determined to provide comfortable housing and communal amenities for his employees and their […]

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RICHARD THOMPSON: Interview: Cheerful man with an ‘inner Brontë’

As Richard Thompson prepares to tour the UK for new album Electric, the 63-year-old tells Martin Chilton why music still excites him. Richard Thompson splits his time between homes in Los Angeles and London but his mordant songs still spring from a very English imagination. “I’m not that affected by surroundings when I write music,” […]

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Terry Riley’s masterpiece – and minimalism, African style

Originally published November 2014 It can be over in 15 minutes. It can last several hours. It can be done with a Wurlitzer – or 20 guitars. Now In C, the defining work of minimalist music has been tackled by Damon Albarn and Africa Express. Its composer Terry Riley reveals how it all began Continues […]

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BETH HART: The Interview

Blues in Britain writes: Here’s the unexpurgated extended version of the interview with Beth Hart from this month’s magazine: Platinum-selling singer Beth Hart was in London to promote Don’t Explain, her album of soul covers with Joe Bonamassa. She spoke to Moray Stuart of Blues In Britain about that, her career so far and her […]

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LFD AUDIO: Dr. Bews discusses Integrated Mistral 2018 with and without phono stage

Hello Dr. Bews. What can you tell us about this new release? “The internal phonostage of the Mistral is based on a new circuit, which uses a dual op-amp, so is different to the phonostage LE and needs to be specified at manufacture since the back pcb needs to be modified to allow input “1” […]

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LFD AUDIO: Dr. Bews discusses the 2018 integrated LE(VI)

Hello Dr. Bews. What can you tell us about this new release? 20 years of evolution of the LE range of integrated amplifiers has resulted in the new LE(VI) which takes over from the LE(V). A complete revamp of the input stage in the power section where the following: carbon composite, carbon film resistors and […]

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LFD AUDIO: Dr. Bews discusses LFD Integrated LPCD – the low powered class d

Hello Dr. Bews. What can you tell us about this new release? “The cost of the LPCD is for the standard line level version (NO remote control) is £7500, it can be configured to have internal phonostage or internal DAC (192khz/24bit SPDIF only), at a higher price (probably around 10% extra for phonostage and 15% […]

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PETE TOWNSHEND: Kanye West, flesh-eating bombs and how the abuse that led to his arrest ended up helping him

Criag McLean (The Independent) writes ….. Mere minutes into our interview, and Pete Townshend is tucking in with the gusto that has stood him well these 70 years: to anecdotes, to philosophies, to past (and future) plans, to the plate of biscuits and pastries that has been placed in front of us in this drowsy […]

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ROB BUCKLAND: Howard Popeck interviews this Musician | Composer | Arranger | Educator

ROB BUCKLAND is internationally acclaimed as one of the most distinctive and versatile Saxophonists of his generation. Appearing as concerto and recital soloist, with his Equivox Trio (with pianist Peter Lawson and percussionist Simone Rebello), and with the Apollo Saxophone Quartet, Rob performs throughout the UK, Europe and Japan. Recent highlights include the British Premiere […]

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ANDRAS SCIF: Why I won’t perform in Hungary – by Tim Franks

One of the world’s greatest pianists, Andras Schiff, played his 60th birthday concert on Saturday – a hugely demanding programme of the Goldberg Variations by Bach and Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations. Earlier he told the BBC’s Tim Franks why he gave the performance in London – and not in his homeland, Hungary. Andras Schiff takes me […]

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HIROYASU KONDO: Founder of Audio Note Japan, and a legendary figure in his own time—took …..

Stereophile write …… Our interview with Hiroyasu Kondo—founder of Audio Note Japan, and a legendary figure in his own time—took place during HI-FI ’96 last June at the Waldorf=Astoria. It seemed very natural; the crowd at the Show was very internationalist. Herb Reichert of Audio Note New York found us a quiet corner after lunch, […]

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BLUES MUSIC: Richard Johnston Interview (2003) Beale Street’s One Man Blues Band

Reverend Keith A. Gordon writes:  Richard Johnston doesn’t need much room on a stage to perform. Tucked in behind a foot-operated drum kit, he’ll pick up a guitar, lean over towards the microphone and begin wailing the dirtiest, lowdown country blues you’ve ever heard. In a space barely the size of a postage stamp compared […]

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Tim De Paravicini: Talking about transformers in his valve amps

There are so many ways power transformers are made. I on all my valve power amps design my power transformer so that a low voltage secondary winding behaves as an electrostatic screen so either mains terminal end of the primary winding behave about the same. The leakage voltage and current you are talking about as […]

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