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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jun 13, 2016 1 comments
I really like this column and will be auditioning all of these lovely recordings.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jun 10, 2016 4 comments
From McLaughlin's brief intertestamental period, post-Miles/pre-Mahavishnu Orchestra, Devotion feels like a kiss goodbye to Jimi Hendrix, who passed away in London in September 1970 when this album was released. While McLaughlin distanced himself from Devotion because he felt Alan Douglas destroyed it in production, I've always had a purple hazy soft spot for its sheer badassness.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jun 09, 2016 12 comments
Think fly fishing: Baetis is a genus of mayflies that happens to be on every trout's mind and menu. Baetis, the company, is located on the banks of the Yellowstone River in Montana so my guess is trout is on their mind and menu.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jun 07, 2016 12 comments
Computer Audio can be kinda kludgy, especially for people looking to play digital files on their hi-fi with the ease of playing music on their phone or slipping a disc into a player or slapping an LP onto a turntable. If you read about Computer Audio on the internet in search of a simple solution, you'll burrow deep into the heart of a complex and oftentimes angry beast. The truth of the matter is, you no longer have to.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jun 07, 2016 25 comments
Bandcamp's recent good news about their continued success planted a question in my mind; Since Bandcamp charges the same price for lossy and lossless downloads, I wonder how many people still buy the lossy version? So I asked Bandcamp and they answered.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jun 06, 2016 2 comments
I guess I should caption my third installment of Lovely Recordings The Lost Chestnuts, as it features three recordings that were thought to have been lost to the dustbin of history but were thankfully found and brought forth to be heard by fans of these great artists.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jun 03, 2016 12 comments
Yea, I know, but that's their name. I stumbled on Holy Fuck's new album Congrats on Tidal HiFi with zero expectations. I hadn't read a review, didn't know their music well, so my click on "Play" was largely based on two things: the album cover, and Holy Fuck. A few minutes in, I smiled.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jun 01, 2016 117 comments
Brazilian Record Collector Zero Freitas owns a couple million records

One common, and to my mind, valid question regarding MQA is Where's the music? So here's my question—How much is enough?

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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Jun 01, 2016 8 comments
From the press release:
TORONTO, Canada – June 1, 2016 – Bluesound, a leading manufacturer of wireless multi-room music systems, announced today that MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) music will be supported for wireless streaming on all Bluesound Players starting June 1, 2016. MQA has been heard on Bluesound by thousands, with successful listening demonstrations in major cities around the world. Now, Bluesound and MQA are excited for consumers to experience the magic of original studio recordings in the home.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: May 31, 2016 7 comments
I don't know about you, but I've been loving our Lovely Recordings feature. In case you missed them, the idea is simple; I want YOU to send in some recordings you enjoy both for sound and music quality. Simple. It could be just one record, but better is always better, and what I'm looking for is a story about why this music grabs you.