This week I have mostly been listening to/watching...
My esteemed colleague Tom Parsons has published the Spotify playlist to accompany our April 2011 issue and, as you might expect, it's a corker.
Go to http://tiny.cc/april11playlist and fill your boots.
(Feel free to bump this thread as a mark of appreciation. Let's share the love.)
Well had had band of brothers on DVD for sometime great until I brought it on blu-ray the picture and the dts soundtrack blows me away really brought my system to life explosives everywhere love it just cannot stop watching it now
I just had to share this discovery...
I appreciate that Radiohead, particularly their post-"Kid A" output is a bit Marmite-like, but I happen to love their music. Anyway, just received this week "Radiohead - King of Limbs, Live from the Basement" bluray. WOW!! It has stereo PCM, Dolby and DTS surround soundtracks to choose from.
Well. Been listening to my copy of Random Access Memories by Daft Punk over the last 24 hours... And based on my gut feeling and the endorphin excitment fizzing away inside my mind, It is, by my prediction, a game changer. I don't often say such things easily when it comes to music, but I will say the album will go down as a true great. It'll sound familiar to anyone that knows DP, whilst being an total evolution of their sound (much more live in sound and space) and like nothing anyone else in electronic music doing at the moment. It sounds classic yet very now, very cool, very special.
Daft Punk new album, Random Access Memories is available here as a 24bit 88.2khz download, 'Get Lucky' sounds punchy and detailed.
Not available to the UK, so you'll need a VPN to download it.
I'm enduring Eurovision simply because I know the family of the person representing Ireland....so good luck to Ryan Dolan.
Let's hope Bonnie Tyler isn't "Holding out for a Zero".
Romania on atm
I've been really enjoying the SACD of 'Just Like You' by Keb' Mo'. Playing the ripped DSD file of the album back via my DSD capable Teac UD-501 DAC.
Most tracks are blues, but there's quite a soulful sound to the album, in particular the title track. This has got to rank as one of my best sounding albums. Close your eyes and it's as though he's playing & singing live in the room. A must own for anyone with a SACD player.