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Stephen Mejias  |  Jan 09, 2018
Photos: Stephen Mejias. Design: Todd Steponick, Nice Looking Designs

Track 48
How did we get here, surrounded by mountains?

Michael Lavorgna  |  Jan 08, 2018
I've wanted to share a "Lovely Recordings" post for months, but it wasn't until a recent trip to Sri Lanka that I finally pulled it together. The trip provided the space to revisit my favorite albums from 2017, including older albums that I learned about from blogs like this one and recommendations from friends. Music not only provides a context to our experiences—like, when traveling, zipping from hill country, to jungle, to plateau, to beach, to city—but it enables us to tweak and optimize the moment by selecting the perfect album or track. Like switching out a source, power cable or interconnect, music allows you to fine tune the color and adjust tone. I hope the choices offered up here provide you with ample options, whether for trips to exotic locales or for lazy evenings alone with your audio rig. Bon voyage!
Michael Lavorgna  |  Jan 05, 2018
Just what the Dr. ordered. The past few weeks have been fraught with sickness; first Jess, then us. This is the cold that won't go away as I'm into week 3. Yea, I went to the Dr. who had a full waiting room of walk-ins all there with the same thing, who prescribed an antibiotic and something for the vertigo, which should help with the nausea. As such, I've been searching out soothing from my local and Tidal-enhanced music library.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Jan 04, 2018
"It's her nose." Imagine reading a critical analysis of da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" and said analysis of the painting's enduring popularity was pinned on her nose. Ridiculous right? (the answer is yes, that's ridiculous). Imagine reading a review of a DAC and the critical analysis pinned its performance on the D/A chip. That's equally ridiculous.
Joe Surdna  |  Jan 02, 2018
By its very nature this first list of 2018 is all 2017 releases and some I specifically left off the Best of 2017 list so that I would be sure and have some delicious offerings left over, not to mention the avalanche of stuff gleaned from The Quietus and Bandcamp lists.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Dec 29, 2017
Trupa Trupa are four mates from Gdansk who make fabulously morbid catchy music.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Dec 28, 2017
"A thing of beauty is a joy for ever" John Keats on the Leben CS600

The Leben CS600 has been in production since 2005. This is either great news or not, depending on your point of view. In audiophileland, especially in hi-fi reviewerville, the search for the newest-best-thing is often the focus. In real life, that's not such a great thing.

Michael Lavorgna  |  Dec 27, 2017
If you don't know about Milford Graves, you want to. We've talked about Milford before; his healing powers and his music but these things only skim the surface of very deep waters.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Dec 26, 2017
If you've been waiting for the right time to dip your toe(s) into Tidal, now's the time.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Dec 26, 2017
Warp is offering 50% off all digital formats of their entire catalog !!!

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