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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Broadcast – Haha sound

Label – Warp (WARPCD106, WARPLP106) Format – CD, LP Country – UK Released – 2003 Genre – Electronic, Indie, Pop BUY NOW The start of 2011 brought with it a tragic piece of news – Broadcast vocalist Trish Keenan had died of pneumonia-related complications of birdflu whilst touring Australia with …

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Ortofon Rondo Red Cartridge Review

After a good few days, I’ve finally got round to penning the review for this cartridge. It was here over Christmas, but with all the festivities and a nasty bout of something, I’ve only now managed to get the write up done. I normally hate trying alternative cartridges, as it involves …

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Hush Speaker Isolation Platforms

It was with some curiosity that I took the opportunity to spend some time with these speaker isolating platforms from Hush.  The pair I received came in a very attractive oak wood and the construction looked to be of a very high quality. The top platform is made of Black …

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Charles Bradley (feat. Menahan Street Band) – No Time For Dreaming

  Label: Dunham – DUN-1001, Daptone Records – DAP-022 Format: CD, LP, Download Country: US Released: 2011 Genre: Soul BUY ALBUM SPOTIFY “Why Is It So Hard” can seem like a trite title for a Soul song but when you uncover the life of one Charles Bradley you’ll realise trite …

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European Triode Festival (ETF) 2012

Write up by Pure Sound. I just spent an enjoyable weekend with Pete (I should Coco) over in Berlin at the ETF. The ETF has been running annually for about 12 years now and moves every 2 or 3 years to different venues. It has been in Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, …

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Audio Note Io Cartridge Review

Introduction to the Io Audio note only make one range of moving coil (MC) cartridges, the “Io” and this is the entry level unit. They are unusual cartridges in that they only output 0.05mV which is tiny compared to most MC’s. This adds a slight issue in that you will …

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