VINYL: Why?

A short documentary asking the simple question- Why Vinyl? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUIMbwvYVOI A few viewer comments:  Buying a CD is like throwing money away. The CD is a dying medium, the sales decline since many years, while downloads, streaming and vinyl sales are growing strong. Who needs a physical copy of digital data anyway and even pays […]

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Wilko Johnson: ‘I can’t get my head around the idea that I’ve got a future’ Alexis Petridis

Originally published in 2015 After Wilko Johnson was diagnosed with terminal cancer two years ago, his calm, philosophical acceptance of imminent death made him even more beloved and admired. And then the strangest thing happened: he didn’t die. So now what? Continues HERE

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R.E.M. – Orange Crush (Live)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BvXBwtrs_k 1,420,259 views so far “This DVD reminded me why I was an REM fan in the first place. Recorded in Germany in 2003, the concert features plenty of hits (Man on the Moon, One I Love), some obscurities (Begin the Begin, Maps & Legends) and some recent songs I hadn’t paid enough attention to […]

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JOHNNY WINTER: Muddy Waters & James Cotton – WBCN-FM Boston Music Hall 26-02-77 (2CD)

Raw Performance at The Boston Music Hall, 26th February 1977 on WBCN-FM Includes the entire broadcast Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality Background liners At a point in time when Johnny Winter had only recently recovered from past addictions and blues giant Muddy Waters had faced a decline in his career with illness and […]

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WHY NOT: Audiophile interview: Ms. Nathalie Fougues, senior designer at newly emergent French audio maker Why Not

Hello Nathalie. How did your interest in music reproduction start? My interest in music is natural; I am as thrilled by the music of nature as I am the sounds of people and their music. From birdsong and wind to industrial rhythms; all sounds interesting me. For a few years I studied music theory and […]

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In Conversation With Sonny Rollins

    A Sonny Rollins concert is an event in the world of jazz.Rolling Stone once said that, in the future, people will boast of having seen Rollins perform, much as the lucky few now boast of having seen the great bebop pioneer Charlie Parker. Rollins indelibly wrote himself into the pages of jazz history on June […]

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ABRAHAMSSON AUDIO: Are they still in business?

Abrahamsson Audio – are they still in business? We don’t think so. Here’s what we’ve been able to find so far: “Norwegian manufacturer of high end amplifiers based in Oslo and run by Ola Abrahamsson who some of you might remember from Internet amplifier DIY discussions in the 90’s. Started manufacturing amplifiers using a slightly […]

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JBL L212 Floorstanders and B212 Subwoofer – Charge Coupled Crossovers – Rebuilt Plate Amp

Rebuilt subwoofer plate amp, every component replaced besides the tranny. All tracks resoldered. Larger Mundorf filter caps and bridge rectifier. This sub digs very deep. The plate amp was always a little underpowered hence on the 2nd hand market they are always blown. This one has been rebuilt. It would have been cheaper/better to use […]

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ELSDON WONFOR AUDIO: LS-XXV (LS-25) speaker cable test review

Alan Brown writes ….. Obscenity My problem with high-end cables is that it’s possible to spend truly obscene amounts on them. Obscene, because it seems to me many offerings to the audiophile market are overpriced hype with no real merit. Well it does seem like that doesn’t it? I mean ….. that’s the easy stance; […]

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How music can always offer us something new

Martin Cullingford writes: Recently I used this space to praise those who support contemporary music, who ensure that music written today is an integral part of our listening life. The occasion then was that James MacMillan’s Stabat mater was our Recording of the Month. Well, three issues on, and this month we bestow that accolade […]

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