• Harvest

    Harvest

    By the time of publication, Neil Young had just unveiled a new musical ecosystem, called Pono, at South by Southwest. Regardless of one’s stance on Pono’s execution, as audiophiles I hope we will applaud Mr. ...
  • Vangelis Interview

    Vangelis Interview

    Although most now associate the name with the Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner soundtracks and the score for Carl Sagan’s epic Cosmos TV series, Vangelis’ career as a composer, musician and producer spans more ...
  • Setting up home with Shelby Lynne

    Setting up home with Shelby Lynne

    I recently overstayed my welcome at a dealer event. It was at KJ West One in the heart of London, where Jason the salesperson was busily preparing a Naim Statement versus Constellation Audio Performance demonstration ...
  • Demystifying Mastering (Part 1)

    Demystifying Mastering (Part 1)

    We recently scurried down to deepest, darkest Devon to chew the fat with Simon Heyworth at his beautiful state-of-the-art Super Audio Mastering (SAM) facility. Simon kicked off his audio career in the early-‘70s at Virgin’s ...
  • Interview – Paul Rodgers

    Interview – Paul Rodgers

    Last year former Free and Bad Company front man Paul Rodgers went to a classic soul studio in Memphis and hooked up with the ‘house band’ to record the songs of his youth. That studio ...
  • Stein Urheim

    Stein Urheim

    Stein Urheim is a Norwegain musician who specialises in pluckage, usually of stringed instruments like guitars, tamboura, bouzouki, mandolin, banjo and several others. He also plays flutes, harmonica and analogue synths, so he’s pretty accomplished. ...
  • Reverie at Schloss Elmau

    Reverie at Schloss Elmau

    Britain’s brightest hope of producing a world class jazz pianist lies with young welsh player Gwilym Simcock who made his name a couple of years back with an album that carried a very similar title ...
  • '68

    '68

    This gem from the archives has never been formally released yet contains the basis of the work that Wyatt was to produce with Soft Machine in the years to follow. A long way from Ship ...
  • No End

    No End

    Back in the mid eighties Keith Jarrett’s touring schedule must have been a little less hectic than it became later because he had time to sit down in his home studio, Cavelight, and noodle away ...
  • Doris

    Doris

    I admit that I was drawn to this artist solely by his name, then he releases an album called Doris. I mean what can you do, I had to have it. And it turned out ...
  • Extended Circle

    Extended Circle

    The master of Scandinavian cool is back with another down tempo voyage of discovery. Accompanied by his extended band of Mats Eilertsen on double bass and Jarle Vespestad on drums as well as sax player ...
  • Slowly Rolling Camera

    Slowly Rolling Camera

    This debut from British four piece Slowly Rolling Camera has strong overtones of the Cinematic Orchestra, yet as that band is hardly prolific and it’s genre less than oversubscribed it’s great to hear something that ...
  • In Each and Every One

    In Each and Every One

    Drummer Seb Rochford, you know, him with the unfeasible afro, seems to be everywhere these days. Frankly I’m surprised that he found time to make an album with his band, but it was certainly worthwhile. ...

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