My Axpona laundry is nearly done, most of the Schaumburg has worn off the souls of my shoes, and my bag is unpacked and ready to be re-packed for the big trip over an ocean and a sea.
I have a confession to make.
What’s not to love. A picture book reproducing over 250 defaced, or is that re-faced?, record covers from the collection of Greg Wooten.
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band created a double LP of pure Magic with their 1969 release Trout Mask Replica. By my estimation, it is one of my favorite records. But don’t just take my word for it.
Each Friday, Stephen Mejias, AudioQuest’s Director of Communications and former Stereophile and Audiostream.com columnist, will browse through the many exciting albums released that day and select 15 worth a closer listen.
I hear a big dollop of Machine Gun. A Brötzmann attack served up by James Allsop’s baritone saxophone with pounding percussion as its main foil and electronic crush to fill in the blanks. There is nothing gentle about the band’s new record Gentle Persuaders just […]
Sticking with our multi-media theme, here’s the official trailer for High End Munich 2019. The show opens May 9 and runs through the 12th and is chock full O sights and sounds and people. Shiny, happy, people.
spewedition is a publishing collective comprised of Japanese photographers/artists Daisuke Yokota, Naohiro Utagawa, and Koji Kitagawa. They publish the kind of thing I most enjoy—multimedia extravaganzas to have and hold and hear.
While we’re talking cinematic songs, ahead of his new album Flamagra, Flying Lotus has released a few singles/videos, the first, “Fire Is Coming”, features David Lynch as the William Burroughs surrogate for the odd man with a distinctive voice.
Vanatoo Transparent One Encore Powered Speakers ($599/pair).
We haven’t heard much from FKA twigs since 2005’s stunning M3LL155X. She’s back.
Of all the personal discoveries made during my multi-year quest through the Tower Records Contemporary Classical department, two composers stand out from the rest: Morton Feldman and Giacinto Scelsi. If I saw something new from either, it was mine and I’d rush back to my […]
Editor: Please join me in welcoming Steve Plaskin (back) to our review team. As you may know, Steve and I worked together at AudioStream for 6 years, making this a welcome reunion.
Smoke ’em if you got ’em. I snapped 455 photos during 3 days at Axpona 2019 (plus some Polaroids). You’ve already seen a bunch. Here are some more. I’m visually oriented so I care about how things look. YMMV.
Thank you, 4AD.