The Once Analog Record Player Mk.II does everything right. It’s neutral, tonally balanced and aesthetically pleasing. It is certainly a cut above the entry level crowd, but is it ready to play with the big boys?
I have considered this particular mystery for the best part of 46 years, and every couple of years, start to ruminate about it all over again. I have written to music writers overseas, and never once got a reply.
"MAGAZINE" was certainly commercially successful on its first release in Canada and the U.S., albeit in an unauthorised version that the record company released rather spitefully following fractious attempts by the group to renegotiate their contract.
When the video clip for 'DIVEBOMBER', the taster track from Neil Finns' new album landed on the net on November 1st 2013, my reaction at first viewing was, good ol' Neil has got his prog-sox on again - in a big way.
As the lines between technology, fashion and lifestyle become blurred, the headphone market has exploded. We now enjoy offerings from the core brands of the audio world, along with a whole swag of licensed releases from the world's biggest brand names.
I don’t know what it is about Autumn. But I interpret something about the mellow season as an invitation to shelve my Krell KSA 50 solid state amplifier and take my McIntosh MC275 and Radford STA25 tube amps out of mothballs.