This evenings LP is The Flower Kings "Banks of Eden". I reviewed this album for Metaltalk.net, and was sent an MP3 to review from. I really struggled to hear into the mix, and was finding it difficult to write the review, even though I enjoyed the music. On a whim I bought the LP/CD package from my local shop and the music came alive, especially on LP. How anyone can listen to compressed music as a main source beats me.
Your father drains another beer, he's one of the few that cares
Crawling behind a Saracen's hull from the safety of his living room chair
Michell Orbe SE. Origin Live Illustrious 2/3. Transfiguration Axia S. Roksan amps. Dali Epicon 3 speakers.
Zappa/Mothers - Roxy and Elsewhere
Bend Beyond - Woods
Massey Hall - Neil Young
Symphony no.4 - Eduard Tubin /Neeme Jarvi
Station To Station - David Bowie
"Inspired" Manticore Mantra TT, Technics SL-7 TT, Graham Slee Reflex M phono preamp. Cyrus CD8SE. iMac, Raspberry Pi c/w HiFiBerry Digi c/w Volumio or Rune Audio, Arcam rDAC. Roksan Kandy LIII amp, Spendor A5 speakers.
It's still Bend Beyond by Woods for me. A truly great album. West-coast with a scratchy psych-pop twist.
John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton .
Heroes - David Bowie
Mark Knopfler's "Privateering" from last year. I wasn't a huge Dire Straits fan but this is a really enjoyable listen, and excellent quality sound too.
And he's peeling off those dollar bills
Slapping them down
One hundred, two hundred
And I can see those fighter planes.
Awayday - Villagers
Brand new, arrived in the post this morning.
ifor wrote:Awayday - VillagersBrand new, arrived in the post this morning.
How is it?
ifor wrote:Awayday - VillagersBrand 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.
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