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Interpol – Antics

Label – Matador (OLE 616-1, OLE 616-2) Format – LP, CD Country – UK / US Released – 2004 Genre – Indie Rock BUY NOW Spotify Antics is US group Interpol’s follow up to their critically-acclaimed 2002 debut Turn on the Bright Lights. I was introduce to the band by …

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Calexico – Algiers

Label: City Slang ‎– SLANG50022 Format: CD, Vinyl, Download Country: Europe Released: 07 Sep 2012 Genre:  Alt  Rock, Americana BUY ALBUM Spotify Living and growing up in what effectively is border country, Tucson, Arizona in this case, must expose you to more than just your “native” music, where native in …

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Zelienople – Give it up

Label – Type (TYPE054) Format – LP, CD Country – UK Released – 2009 Genre – Drone, Electronic, Rock BUY NOW Spotify Zelienople are a 3-piece band out of Chicago who primarily release dreamy, introspective drone music via the TYPE record label. I first became aware of them whilst clicking …

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Audio Note Kegon Monoblocks Review

  Audiophiles like to label stuff.  It’s the way we map our territory. 2A3s are detailed. 300Bs tend to be warm and rolled off at the top end. 211s are lean and my-oh-my are they grunty. That 2A3s do indeed sound different to 300Bs is something I’ve now heard for …

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Sun Kil Moon – Among The Leaves

Label: Caldo Verde Records ‎– CV018 Format: CD Country: US Released: 2012 Genre: Folk Rock BUY ALBUM Spotify Many an older reader may remember a fairly successful 90’s American alt-Rock band called, Red House Painters, whose decade long life ended in 1998. After having problems with original record label 4AD …

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Audio Note Tonearm Three III Review

It’s funny how one thing leads to another. For example, collecting a set of speakers from a fellow “Wammer’s” house led me to buy a new tone arm.. Not just any tone arm, but a new model from Audio Note. It’s not every day AN bring out new kit, so …

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Arkless Electronics Phono Stage Review

  Review kit: Benz Micro – Glider Acoustic Solid 111 Arcam FMJ32 Amplifier Triangle Antal ESw speaker Oh and a humble looking Cambridge Audio phono stage.. Heavily modified.. Some people just care about the sound and the price. Actually, that’s probably most of us. There are others that care about …

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E.S.T – Seven Days Of Falling

Label: The ACT Company – ACT 9012-2 Format: CD Country: Germany Released: 2003 Genre: Modern Jazz BUY ALBUM Spotify Sadly E.S.T or to give them their full name Esbjorn Svensson Trio are no longer with us, Esbjorn Svensson being a keen diver unfortunately lost his life to this other passion …

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Bohren und Der Club of Gore – Sunset Mission

Label – Wonder (WON01CD) Format – CD, LP, Download Country – Germany Released – 2000 Genre – Contemporary Jazz, Lounge, Downtempo BUY NOW Spotify It’s Sunday evening, it’s Jazz time. If you want to be transported to a smoky, backstreet lounge bar and listen to cooler-than-cool Badalamenti-inspired jazz, you can’t …

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