It's about the outcome and the way things are approached. Perhaps only just prolonged. There is no message in the bottle, but straight presentation ignited with passionate outcome.
His repertoire is so broad and different that address almost all my "mood" swings when needed. Tiger in the rain , Sleeping Gypsy and Abandoned Garden gets the most play over the years with more then occasional insert of his other albums like Art Of Tea, Dragonfly Summer etc. Michael Franks wit lyrics and jazzy tunes takes you on the journey around the world across the albums. From savy tunes of early 70's albums and Yellow Jacket's collaboration, feel goods like Passion Fruits , upbeat intimate Blue Pacific seen in old Japanese audio shows to later so called matured albums like above mentioned Abandoned Garden where Michael deals with the loss of friend and guide Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Clones 25p swings along with Michel recognised Bossa Nova syncopated rhythms without loosing a beat of his passionate venture. All the emotional impact is recognised and spot on. Clones 25p pack as effortlessly and with portion that depends on ones ability to recipe. This was further on revealed with Morten Lindberg 2L releases.
Both high-res digital and vinyl performance was liquid. Starting with the album first song Living one gets instantly mesmerised by the purity and energy transfer. I cannot recall when the last time a piano recording hits me so directly. Everything down to the soul level gets addressed within this poetic excursion by Jan. Combined with impeccable recognised Morten expertise of finding the right acoustic space and capturing it without restrains gives one of the best and emotionally packed contemporary piano releases.
Again 25p kept me close to the epic centre of emotional impact. No second guessing or additional thinking required I love all the latest efforts into the rise and refinement of handling the digital audio in general. Everything is going so fast past few years with vast offering from companies around the world.
Country of origin means nothing these days as we've seen enormous productivity from the East. Quality means quality and as many even top brands manufacture at large in China and other eastern countries, the boarders seems to become translucent. Made in China brings little or no hesitation overall when addressed with right merits.
Some techniques are even more refined in the old land then we're able to do in west. This is my third year in a row for LSAF--the first year Colleen and I were just attendees, the second year we shared a room with Russ Gates of Polk Audio, and this year we're bringing a couple of amps for two separate rooms.
CCI toyed with the idea of having its own exhibit room, but we just got back from the New York Audio two weeks ago and we have have less than a month until the T. Show in Newport Beach, California.
We're still a little tired, so we're just delivering the amps and hanging out for a day or so. For those of you unfamiliar with Lone Star, it's a small regional audio trade show that focuses mostly on DIYers and small Texas companies. Last year we noticed that larger companies such as Legacy and, well, Unison Research, were starting to take notice.
In addition, some of the show's mainstays such as Raven Audio and Oddwatt are starting to make it big in the audio world. It will be interesting to see if the show will be even bigger for First, we're teaming again with Russ Gates. Russ is no longer with Polk Audio, but he has been working on his own speaker design for quite a while and he'll be debuting it at LSAF. Last year, Russ was so enamored with the Unison Research Simply Italy we used in his room that he bought one.
He'll be bringing it to the show. I'll spend some time listening to his speakers in his room and I'll report further. Next, we'll be bringing up my personal Unison Research Sinfonia integrated amplifier for use in the Soundfield Audio room, which will be located on the ground floor in the Frisco Room.
You can find out more info on Soundfield Audio at their website. Admission is free, so stop by and say hello. You can check out the LSAF website for more info.
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Dave Archambault at Vinyl Nirvana has just finished another one of his custom long-base Thorens TD turntables--this one with an utterly gorgeous morado Bolivian rosewood plinth. Dave only makes three of these each year, so they're definitely one-of-a-kind. The long base design allows for 12" tonearms to be used on the TD When you buy one of Dave's fully restored vintage turntables, it's almost like getting one brand new out of the box.
In most cases, it might actually be better! This TD, for example, comes with a top plate that has been sandblasted and refinished to look better than new. All the caps and resistors in the speed control unit have been replaced, and both the armboard and the metal faceplate is brand new.
It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Top reviews Most recent Top reviews. Top review from the United States. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. If you like jazzy, classical and improvisational music Delivered in high resolution multi channel surround, you are there with the piano listening to crystal clear music, not harsh but not too mellow. I hope there's more to come from this talented artist.
See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. Translate all reviews to English. Verified Purchase. Shortly afterward, I found a half dozen of my friends in the audio industry discussing Soldier on Facebook in a way that led me to believe they knew him and he was a good buddy of theirs. A perfunctory listen reveals very little since it's a somewhat eclectic and disjointed collection of noises and sounds, punctuated by passages of truly beautiful music, all recorded in a careful, loving manner.
But then, at the bottom, it says "Rita Lucarelli, Egyptologist. Labels: dave soldier eighth hour of amduat , dave soldier mulatta records , marshall allan saxophone , sahoko sato timpone , the eighth hour of the book of the amduat , the vinyl anachronist.Tracklist: Living Mirror I Mountain High Karlygash Coming My Way Mirror II Florence Brytning Fly North Valse de Décembre Sommernat Feberdigte Å eg veit meg eit land Sacrifice LIVING is Jan Gunnar Hoff's first solo piano album.