I am in post-RMAF show report mode. I’m also in the process of reviewing the Quad VA-One integrated amp currently mated to ELAC Debut speakers.
Music highlights for the day:
- Tom Waits: Closing Time
- Joe Pass: Virtuoso
- Ouri: We Share Our Blood
- Spiritflesh: Spiritflesh
- Jeop Beving: Conatus (recommended by Stephen)
Barker & Baumecker – Turns
Found it whilst doing background research for an interview with Panorama Bar resident DJ ND Baumecker.
Conatus – Joep Beving
Found this stunning album while perusing the wonderful RMAF polaroids over at Twittering Machines.
Also in heavy rotation: Vanished Gardens – Charles Lloyd & The Marvels (with Lucinda Williams)
Listening to Tidal through Roon, via a Shindo Masseto / Cortese stack into some Pioneer Exclusive 2251’s.
I’ve been working away listening to the following (Tidal and CD rips on listening room hifi):
- Joep Beving Conatus (thanks to TwitteringMachines & Stephen Mejias)
- Tom Verlaine Songs and Other Things (Henry Rollins’s radio show)
- Rowland S. Howard Pop Crimes (dunno?)
- Wolfgang Muthspiel Where The River Goes (Brad Mehldau mailshot)
- Hilary Hahn Plays Bach: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2; Partita No.1 (Tidal new Masters release)
- Paradise Yellow (Gear Club podcast)
- Low Things We Lost in The Fire, The Invisible Way, Double Negative (refreshing – I’m going to see them tomorrow evening)
Dark Days Exit
Felix Laband (2005)
Came across it on YouTube – think it was a post from a naim/Focal demo.
Everything by Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks (and all on vinyl) this morning. Refreshing myself before the gig tomorrow evening.
- Jacques Coursil: Clameurs
- After streaming the album on Tidal, I purchased the CD from the record label, Sunnyside Records. I’m listening to the CD now through my NAD C515 BEE CD player, Arcam A19 integrated amp, KEF LS50 speakers, and AudioQuest Big Sur interconnects and Rocket 33 speaker cables.
Stephen Mejias, AudioQuest
This afternoon it’s:
- I went to see Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks last night and they played a couple of Pavement tunes, so, Pavement Quarantine the Past, found at local record shop, listening to double vinyl on listening room HiFi.
- Tom Waits Bone Machine, found the CD (they had the LP and I didn’t get it!!!!) in Tower Records on Broadway in NYC the day it came out. Liked the cover art and the Jesse Dylan videos and then the music and recording got me, big time. Same listening spot as #1.
- In advance of a live gig here in early November, Pharaoh Sanders Anthology – You’ve Got to Have Freedom, read about it in Mojo and like the idea of a comp even though I didn’t think the pressing would sound great. It doesn’t. Like the track selection though. I tried to listen on NightHawks but just found the pressing quality too distracting so switched back to speakers.
Listening to these using streaming on Tidal using MacBook Pro>Schiit Fulla 2> Campfire Audio Comets
- Ken McIntyre & Eric Dolphy, Looking Ahead, found via Penguin Guide for Jazz at some point in ’90s
- Ambrose Akinmusire, A Rift in Decorum: Live at The Village Vanguard, found via Blue Note mailshot
- Sqürl & Jozef Van Wissem, Only Lovers Left Alive Soundtrack, saw the film and bought the soundtrack (LP)
- Peter Brötzmann & Heather Leigh: Sparrow Nights
- Found it on Tidal while researching last Friday’s new releases
- In my car, via the CarPlay app, which I didn’t even know my car could do. My iPhone’s battery was low, so I connected my phone to the car’s USB port to give it a charge, and it just started playing music!
Not sure where I heard about it – probably Acoustic Guitar Magazine
- Tony Allen The Source
- It was given to me as a gift.
- WTL Simplex II>Denon 103>A23 SUP>Leben Phono Pre>Leben CS600>Harbeth SHL5s
The Birthday Party, Hee Haw (reissue on blue vinyl (joke)). I found The Birthday Party after I found Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Sometimes it pays to go backward.
- Parquet Courts – Wide Awake
- Heard about them from a friend a few albums back
- Blaze Foley – Live at the Austin Outhouse
- Learned of him watching Townes Van Zandt interviews
This morning: Objekt – Cocoon Crush.
The Good, the Bad & the Queen: “Merrie Land” via Roon -> Sonos One in the Office. Found the new LP on Tidal -> New. Always try new stuff. Love “Pulp”, never hat them on the radar.
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