This week it’s British pop legends, Talk Talk, Schiit Audio’s Yggdrasil dac, the Eitr, and, the usual ramblings.
The question for this cast is Why HiFi? Records on this week: Tony Allen – The Source Kirk Knuffke – Cherryco REM – Life’s Rich Pageant
Source Victoria released Slow Luck nearly 6 years ago. An unsigned band from Phoenix, they’re mostly overlooked. Perhaps difficult to categorize – they exist outside today’s larger trends. I’ve little perspective on this – too close to it to provide real analysis. It is a diverse set of tunes, that range from angry guitar driven […]
to the stock A8’s in my small listening space. Very happy with their sound, and, I know it’s only going to get better. I’ve a plan to build external crossovers – they’ll be more accessible for tweaking and will accommodate my eventual cabinet rebuild. That said, I’m torn. I’m now thinking I’ll do a completely […]
Stian Westerhus is a formidable improviser/guitarist with a reputation for intense live performance. On, Maelstrom he focuses those skills on more song oriented material. And, he sings. Very well, I might add. If I must attempt to describe the tunes, they are post-rock ballads of a sort. I feel this is a weak attempt to […]
John Zorn’s second release with the organ trio, delivering intense, heavy tunes. The Lineup: Trevor Dunn: Bass John Medeski: Organ Marc Ribot: Guitar Kenny Grohowski: Drums Matt Hollenberg: Guitar
I have a new Double Helix cables Molecule SE for my Nighthawks. Peter Bradstock makes these cables by hand – I hope with some extra hands for support – as, it seems business is good. No wonder, because this is an excellent product. The build and design appeal to me. I like the look of […]
David Lynch’s Twin Peaks returns in May for Season 3. Damn. I don’t have words to describe my excitement. Showtime In the meantime, the Fire Walk With Me soundtrack is getting the vinyl reissue treatment this week. Death Waltz