Lovely Recordings

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Michael Lavorgna  |  Feb 20, 2017
We all know what Zen is - but what are lovely records?
Michael Lavorgna  |  Feb 13, 2017
I enjoy all style of music and here are some of my favorite ones from various styles; rap, pop, death metal, and jazzy new stuff. Enjoy!
Michael Lavorgna  |  Feb 06, 2017
We all have our favorite recordings. These are the ones we play for friends or want listen to energize ourselves because when we first heard them, they floored us (and still do!).
 |  Jan 30, 2017
I love discovering new music. My favorite holidays are traveling to music fests. Hope you like the list.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Jan 16, 2017
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.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Jan 02, 2017
I agree it’s a great column and look forward to checking it out every week.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Dec 26, 2016
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.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Dec 19, 2016
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.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Dec 12, 2016
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.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Dec 06, 2016  |  First Published: Dec 05, 2016
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.

Michael Lavorgna  |  Nov 28, 2016
I just found your site and love this feature and wanted to share a few of my own. Here goes:
Michael Lavorgna  |  Nov 21, 2016
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!
Michael Lavorgna  |  Nov 14, 2016
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.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Nov 07, 2016
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.