• 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 ...
  • '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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • Miami Pop Festival

    Miami Pop Festival

    This recording from 1968 captures Hendrix in ferocious form, his use of feedback is merciless and the power he unleashes is by any standards totally epic. It opens with two minutes of howling guitar which ...
  • REL R-218

    REL R-218

    The R-218 is a fairly compact not quite cuboid subwoofer that stands 13.6 inches high on its aluminium feet. It has a down firing ten inch paper drive unit and a class D amplifier designed ...
  • Guru  QM10two

    Guru QM10two

    Three years back, I wrote about the original Guru QM10 in fairly glowing terms. It was a charming and stylish speaker of a distinctly different hue to the average aspirational standmount. The only real shortcoming ...
  • Metrum Acoustics Pavane DAC

    Metrum Acoustics Pavane DAC

    Metrum has always done things a bit differently. For a start, all its products are NOS (non oversampling) types, which removes a stage of filtering, and they all have ladder DACs built with discrete components ...

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