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.
Historian is Lucy Dacus’ latest release on Matador and it’s a record that has grown on me, or I’ve grown into it, over time like a too-big comfortable cardigan.
The news of French Hi-Res streaming service and download site Qobuz coming to the US of A broke last December but the Official US Debut will take place at this year’s Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) come October. Hi-Res’ers rejoice!
Roon, the music player software (think iTunes but 1 million-times better), is more than a beautiful interface to your music. It is an ecosystem that relies on hardware, software, and a network. As such, there are some things you need to understand about Roon’s hardware […]
Getting music out of a computer is easy—just hit “Play”. If you want the music coming out of your computer to sound more like music and less like chipmunks trapped in a shoe box, you’ve come to the right place. There are three basic ways […]
If you want to listen to digital music, either streaming or files, using your phone, you need a DAC. Luckily, your phone already has one inside. While you can use your phone as a music player, most everyone does, you can make your music sound […]
What the hell is going on in Australia?
When I read this news, released on July 6, I said “wow” out loud. Wow because Google’s Chromecast devices have infiltrated more homes than carpenter ants (that may be an exaggeration).
Wright Auctions is auctioning off the JF Chen Collection of Dieter Rams & Co. on July 12, 2018. There are over 130 works available and prices start at $50.00 (it costs nothing to look and enjoy).
(a pair of Don Garber of Fi’s listening chairs) I penned my first Road Tour for 6moons back in 2005. Here’s the opening paragraph from that first Tour where I explain my reasoning for hitting the road:
If there’s one thing you should know about Liz Harris, aka Grouper, it’s this—buy every record.
Recorded live at the Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin) on the nights of April 4-7, 1985.
The granddaddy of outsider art, Adolf Wölfli (1864 – 1930), lived out his adult life inside Waldau Clinic in Bern after a series of failed child molestation attempts (Wölfli was abused as a child, orphaned at age 10, and suffered from psychosis and hallucinations). He […]
“Certain unexpected windfalls … come of improvising on an instrument one doesn’t really know how to use.” ~ Jean Dubuffet
Marcel Duchamp published his 6 double-sided Rotoreliefs, he referred to them as optical entertainment, in 1935. These discs were meant to be ‘played’ on a turntable at 33 1/3.