Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world’s largest label by revenue, reporting €2,628 million for the first half of 2018, a +6.8% change year-on-year. UMG is home to Capitol Music Group, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, Polydor, Verve, Republic Records, and more. The company announced their plans […]
What a great list! Bleep gathers up a nice, big, fat, and varied list of 100 soundtracks on vinyl to keep you inside on long hot summer days.
Ayre EX-8 Integrated Hub (starts at $5,990.00 / $7,850.00 with optional network board). I like to call this type of component a Streaming Integrated Amplifier because it offers a Roon-Ready Ethernet input (and DAC) so all you need to add is some music and a […]
I had the good, no make that great, fortune of seeing Le Butcherettes live last year at Rough Trade in Brooklyn.
Here’s a current list of the gear that’s headed to the Barn for review:
I love John Prine like a dear friend. His first record, John Prine, from 1971 is Master-Class, Grade A songwriting. The Tree of Forgiveness continues that tradition after a 13-year respite where Prine mines the everyday for nuggets of wisdom and beauty.
Anyone who has read anything by Haruki Murakami knows he loves music. Anyone who has dug a wee bit deeper knows he used to own a jazz bar/club/coffee house in Toyko called Peter Cat. Come August 5, he’ll be DJing a set on Tokyo FM. […]
Soap Bubbles and the Forces Which Mould Them by C.V. Boys first published in 1896 caused quit a stir. In fact, its ripples of influence spread to writers and artists far and wide and helped tip the scales of the rational toward the absurdist. Amen.
I didn’t know about Notations when I found it in the Rare Book Room at the Strand Book Store. That said, I didn’t discover Notations any more than a hiker discovers Versailles. But that didn’t stop me from feeling a deep sense of discovery (I’m […]
Talk about choices! Let’s talk about these download options.
Thaddeus Cahill was born 1867 in Oberlin, Ohio and by the age of 14 he’d built his first telephone receiver to play with and read Helmholtz’s On the Sensation of Tone, which set his fertile imagination on fire. He became an attorney and moved to […]
“As Simon Baron-Cohen has described it, with all this sensory cross talk, the infant lives in a state of complete psychedelic splendor (without the aid of drugs).” Our brains develop into perfect musical receivers right around the time of puberty (but we already kinda knew […]
I graduated from Bennington College in 1985 and at that time MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) was but a rumor (at least as far as I knew). The abandoned factories that lined the Hoosic River in North Adams, MA sat in wait, like […]
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is what it says—a place for the safekeeping of over 890,000 seed samples from nearly every country in the world. Why do we need it? Global food security.
If you’ve recently thought to yourself—”Where’s all the new music?” The Quietus has your answer.
Google Chromecast Ultra ($69.00). In addition to its TV chops (I want the Criterion Chanel), Google’s Chromecast devices are now Roon-Ready making them prime candidates for a TM review.
Do you like T. Rex? I do because I enjoy hook-rich rock. If you like T. Rex, you’ll like Welles.
PS Audio Sprout100 integrated amplifier/DAC ($599.00).
Ethereal beauty. That’s what I think of when I think of Alice Coltrane’s music. Lord of Lords was her last record for Impulse!, released in 1972, and its a humdinger.
I made this ‘print’ some years ago. The image is based on alchemy text updated for our hifi hobby. The print was a limited edition as it was printed on ancient paper (from one of my childhood sketchbooks).
Alta Audio Io speakers ($3,495/pair).
Think of Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) as the genus and DAC types as the species.
Attention :zoviet*france: fans: :zoviet*france: present A Duck in a Tree, a 60 minute continuous mix of some of the best genre-refusing, zero BPM, hypnatropic and maximinimalist recordings that have grabbed their attention.
Four members of Pussy Riot, the Russian protest-art collective, dressed in Russian police uniforms interrupted play 52 minutes into the World Cup final at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow when they took to the pitch. The group’s Twitter page explained the reason:
I have, in my life, made one playlist—The Playlist. While it gets refined with time, here it is in its present state. Guaranteed to cure all ills.