Awayday - Villagers
Brand new, arrived in the post this morning.
How is it?
Very good. Quite similar to Becoming A Jackal. My wife and brother were listening with me and it was instantly liked by all of us. I think it'll be a grower too. There are few extra tracks on the free with vinyl mp3 download which I haven't listened to yet.
Source 1) "Inspired" Manticore Mantra turntable c/w Rega RB 301 arm, Goldring 1042 MM Cartridge, Graham Slee Reflex M phono stage, Graham Slee CuSat 50 interconnect
Source 2) Cyrus CD8 SE CD player
Source 3) iTunes (ALAC), iMac, Devolo Homeplugs, Apple TV3, Toslink, Arcam rDAC
Source 4) Technics SL-7 linear tracking turntable.
Roksan Kandy L3 amp, Spendor A5 speakers.
Other rooms: more Airport Expresses and Homeplugs with Denon AV system and Denon Mini system.
This is such a great album, I've listened to it a few times today as I compare different Dynavector cartridges, fiddly work, but so far no broken needles
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Oxygene - Jean Michel Jarre
Split - Groundhogs
It's still Bend Beyond by Woods for me. A truly great album. West-coast with a scratchy psych-pop twist.
Anything like Olivia Tremor Control Charlie?
LOUNGE: Panasonic TX-P50GT50 (is poorly) / Panasonic DMP-BDT120 / Yamaha RX-A2020 / Q Acoustics 2020i (front) / Q Acoustics 2020 (rear) / Q Acoustics 2000Ci / Q Acoustics1000Si / Roksan Radius 5.2 / Sky HD / WD My Book Live / Tacima CS-929
BEDROOM: Samsung LE32C450 / Sony BDP-S360 / Echostar HDS-600RS / Netgear WNCE2001
The Foals (currently best live band in the world ever) - Total Life Forever
The Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
Neat 18yo Glenfiddich
Rega Planar 2 with Bias 2 cartridge, upgraded by Inspire Quest adding;
50 mm solid birch plinth with acrylic coned feet, Maccasor Ebony veneer, 20mm acrylic platter, Acri mat, Puka record weight
Arcam cd73, Squeezebox Touch fed by 2t Vortexbox, CD and Touch into Rega Dac, Arcam A80, Mission 773se Speakers
"Midnight Cowboy" original soundtrack - simply brilliant and such airy space in the recording. Makes you walk with a limp
Then Dawes " North Hills" for some 45rpm West Coast style.
Pioneer tv + LX85, Sony HW15 Proj, Cyrus DAC XP+/Mono X300/CDXTSE2/PSXRx2, Vienna Acoustics Beethoven Baby Grands and Maestro centre, B&W CM1 surrounds /PV1D (9.1), CA BD751, Virgin TiVo, Inspire Rega t/t, Benz Glider MC, EAR 834P phono amp; Slee Novo Headphone Amp.TQ Black.
Beck "Mutations" - great album.
Deacon Blue - Raintown
David Bowie - Heathen
Sonos Connect - Rotel RCD-965BX - Arcam irDac
Naim NAIT XS
Naim NAC A5 - Spendor SA-1
Rega EAR - AKG K450 - AKG K551
Enjoying Vinyl Sunday with these as mentioned on 'Praise & Shame'
New Order - Lost Siren
New Order - Technique
Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
King Crimson - In The Court of The crimson King
Block Party - Four
Bobby Womack - Bravest Man In The Universe
and now these
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
Dexys - One Day I'm Going to Soar
David Bowie - Ziggy
You can't exchange a six inch band for all the poisoned streams in Cumberland.
Jean Michel Jarre - Equinoxe
Kate Bush - The Kick Inside
Daft Punk - Tron Leacy OST - Sounds amazing!
ATV3 > Rega DAC > Rega Elicit R > Rega RS3
Rega RP6 / 10x5 / MP-110 > Rega Aria Phono Stage
I loved OTC, and for me Woods are another band to cherish. For every note of quaintness, there's a balancing drop of acid to keep the thing from becoming too sickly sweet.
There's a touch more dissonance to Bend Beyond. And I love it.
Roksan Caspian Pre amp, Caspian Mono Power amp x 2, NAD M51 DAC, B&W 805 Signature, Roksan Radius turntable, Denon-1713UD, MF phono & headphone amps, PS3, Mac/AE/Apple TV
I had a whole day on Sunday listening to vinyl, it was awesome, I really got into Bowie again, so after a quick Amazon search I realised that I've never listened to 'Heathen', shocking I know, so I ordered that and the 40th anniversary edition of 'Space Oddity' both on vinyl, in preparation for his new album, so going to listen to them tonight.
I wish Bowie would do a similar vinyl box set to what the Beatles have just done, that would be amazing.
Billie Holiday - Lady in Satin.This is the 1st time I've actually sat down and listened to any Billie Holiday, what an amazing voice, I will definitely be adding more to my vinyl collection.
Dusk At Cubist Castle is one of my all time favourite albums, just brilliant.
I've only just found out about the death of Bill Doss, very sad, and left me asking the question, Why? Why? Why not James Blunt or Robbie Williams?
I shall seek out Bend Beyond though.
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