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Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

PSAudio PerfectWave DAC MKII review (Part 1) on John Darko’s Digital Audio Review. update (9/30/12): Part II of the Mk II review

Fripp & Eno: May 28, 1975

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Long bootlegged, this performance has finally been officially released by Robert Fripp’s Discipline Global Mobile company. It’s essential if you’re a fan of the duo’s Evening Star and No Pussyfooting recordings.

Another Side of Harry Shearer

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Bass player.

Rob Modell of Deepchord – Interview and Mix

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Last winter I came to depend upon Deepchord for my daily BART soundtracks while traveling to SF, especially under the transbay tube. I didn’t know much about the people behind the sounds. No longer: here’s Rob Modell of Deepchord on the weather, soundtracks, dub techno, exorbitant vinyl pricing, and more.

Bernie Grundman on mastering

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

“Mastering engineer shares a detailed look at the process”

Rosanne Cash “The World Unseen”

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

PBS re-ran her Austin City Limits performance from 2010 last weekend; this song was a highlight. This studio version (above) is simply amazing.

The new Fiona Apple album

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

I like neurotic women who make strange, passionate and smart music. Always have. That said… I get the impression she’s always believed (or, at least, read) her own press. Problem: she finally made an album not at all worthy of past rave reviews. The lyrics are labored, the vocal tics affected and the arrangements fussy. [...]

New Lisa Germano album will be called “No Elephants”

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Stream “Apathy and the Devil”, a new song from the album… …and here’s some images that may or may not end up on/as the album artwork. No word regarding what label it’ll be on, or when it’ll be released.

NY Times Magazine Still Pays By the Word, Apparently

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Whereupon a professional music explainer explains — lenghthily and in excruciating detail — why she’s unhappy no one needs her to, like, explain stuff anymore.

A Strangely Isolated Place

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

A Strangely Isolated Place is becoming a valuable destination for discovering music. ASIP posts mixes from producers, musicians and DJs a few times a week. In my two weeks or so of visiting the site I’ve learned about a some great artists. The site mainly deals with ambient, environmental and IDM genres but it has [...]