Lovely Recordings

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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jan 16, 2017 3 comments
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.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jan 02, 2017 10 comments
I agree it’s a great column and look forward to checking it out every week.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Dec 26, 2016 3 comments
Was 2016 a good year for music? I dunno...I think so. While I did attempt to stay plugged in, it's just too much. Not sure if it was a good year for music in general. For me, the musical output far out-shined most other developments of the past 12 months.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Dec 19, 2016 4 comments
If there's a theme for this list it's psychedelic repetition. Not all of it falls into that category, but those craving songs in the traditional sense will have some barriers to overcome. Regardless of whether it's ultra lush or mind meltingly harsh, those hypnotic qualities of music is a theme across almost everything I listen to. Oh, and not a lot of vocals, which seems to be another preference of mine. I guess it's easier to drift away to other worlds when there's no human anchoring you to reality.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Dec 12, 2016 4 comments
One of the things that I enjoy about Audiostream is that the focus is on music that is more challenging than the usual fare for audiophile magazines/websites. In that spirit I have compiled a list of recent downloads with a focus on synthesizer, electronics and space.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Dec 06, 2016 Published: Dec 05, 2016 2 comments
Greetings fellow Audio Streamers.

Michael has often stated that he doesn’t want reviews, he wants stories. Well Michael, having been a collector of recorded music for the last 50 years I have many stories, so for my first contribution to Lovely Recordings let me start with the very first one.

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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Nov 28, 2016 6 comments
I just found your site and love this feature and wanted to share a few of my own. Here goes:
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Nov 21, 2016 1 comments
The following Lovely Recordings submission represents a small sample of my personal varied taste in music. Hopefully some of the words sprinkled below will be enough to entice some of the readers to further investigate the albums, better yet just let the music speak for itself. Enjoy!
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Nov 14, 2016 1 comments
Great music is more than just the music. Doesn't your favorite music bring back great memories? When you obtained it or first heard it? Today's favorites are those with special memories.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Nov 07, 2016 1 comments
I've loved music since I was five and proudly taking a tiny plastic record player everywhere I went (I think it had to “disappear” eventually to preserve the relative sanity of the adults around me). I wasn't especially attuned to quality of sound until about fifteen years ago and am still a piker in terms of equipment and analysis compared to most of the posters and readers here. Anyway, here are four recordings I love for musical reasons that also boast at least decent sound.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 31, 2016 3 comments
I love music. Good music is good music regardless of genre. The following is what comes to my mind when thinking of lovely recordings. All are on Tidal. The following are good music whether on HiFi or AM radio. I think these are unique from things previously listed. If not, I missed something and apologize.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 24, 2016 3 comments
If there is a thread among these recordings, it is perhaps that I feel they are by unjustly overlooked artists, who deserve to stand with some of the best and most famous. I am partial to jazz, but am really open to any music genres, so I have included some gems that seem to be forgotten but are in fact quite influential on generations of subsequent musicians.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 17, 2016 4 comments
My music collection is probably best described as eclectic. It all started in my late teens and then particularly in my early twenties when I stopped smoking and picked up a CD habit instead. Perhaps worse on the pocket, but at least I had something to show for it afterwards. And better on the lungs.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 10, 2016 4 comments
I have a library of music that has every genre one can think off, I often find that I listen to the melody/tune more than actually following the lyrics (except when listening to Bob Dylan, the Doors, or Rolling Stones), if the beat, rhythm and pace grabs my attention I will collect it… Below are some of the records I particularly like, will try to send some more later on but for now I thought this is a good starting point to share.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 03, 2016 2 comments
List #2 is international, avoiding the ‘audiophile’ albums as per your recommendation.

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