I grew up in a family of classical musicians, so I was surrounded by it from my earliest memories, whether listening to it or playing it. As I grew up, I made my own explorations into other genres and lucky enough to stumble upon some great stuff over the pre-internet years.
Released today on Young Turks, I See You is The xx's third full-length and first since 2012's Coexist. Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim, and Jamie xx have scratched away the surface of their previous efforts producing a brighter, more raw, and musically adventurous set of songs. Don't worry—grief is still in full sway.
Typically Venetian- and/or Mirage-bound exhibitors including dCS, Bluesound, and ELAC were also on active display at the Hi-Res Audio Pavilion in the LVCC, the circus circus carnivalesque commodity trading floor pumping pounding shoving flashing booth-babe sporting sports center of CES.
Rob Watts illustrating an essential ingredient in any presentation
Chord Electronics Ltd introduced three new products at CES 2017; the new and improved Hugo2 (£1,800), Blu MkII upscaling CD transport (£7,995), and Poly (£499). I'll let Chord's slide show tell you most of story and just add that I had to leave before the Poly presentation. Poly attaches to the Chord Mojo adding a micro SD card reader, Bluetooth, and WiFi so that the Mojo becomes a nifty little high-resolution wireless network music player, streamer and SD card playback device.