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Intervention’s New Gene Clark “White Light” Reissue Is Like “No Other”

By | October 21st, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

If you do a “Gene Clark” search on this website you’ll find plenty to read and to listen to—including an AnalogPlanet Radio show dedicated to the late musician and former member of The Byrds. Please also read here the many record, book and documentary reviews covering Gene Clark’s life and recorded output. The cult of Clark will live on.
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Artist: 
Gene Clark
Album: 
White Light
Cred Label: 
Intervention/A&M IR 028 180g LP
Cred Prod: 
Jesse Davis
Cred Eng: 
Joe Zagarino
Cred Mix: 
Jesse Davis, Sunset Sound, Studio #1
Cred Mast: 
Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
If you do a “Gene Clark” search on this website you’ll find plenty to read and to listen to—including an AnalogPlanet Radio show dedicated to the late musician and former member of The Byrds.
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Gwenifer Raymond’s “You Never Were Much of a Dancer” Is Finger-Picking Good!

By | October 18th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

In an era where virtuosity is seemingly shunned, here comes 32 year old Welsh-born finger picking Gwenifer Raymond who, listening to this album, you’d swear must have been born on the Appalachian trail somewhere south of the Mason Dixon line.
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Artist: 
Gwenifer Raymond
Album: 
You Never Were Much of a Dancer
Cred Label: 
Tompkins Square TSQ 5531 LP
Cred Prod: 
N/A
Cred Eng: 
David Hawkes
Cred Mix: 
David Hawkes
Cred Mast: 
N/A
In an era where virtuosity is seemingly shunned, here comes 32 year old Welsh-born finger picking, multi-instrumentalist Gwenifer Raymond who, listening to this album, you’d swear must have been born on the Appalachian trail somewhere south of the Mason Dixon line.
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“Vinyl Mastering & Cutting Intricacies” Panel at Making Vinyl 2018

By | October 17th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

On Monday afternoon at Making Vinyl 2018 AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer moderated a vinyl mastering panel featuring some well-known lacquer cutting engineers: Scott Hull—Masterdisk, Clint Holley—Well Made Music, and Jeff Powell—Take Out Vinyl (MIA Mandy Parnell—Black Lagoon Studios, who was forced to remain in the UK so she could finish up a Bjork project). Welcome to 1979’s Lori Hines “sat in”.

Analog Corner #97

By | October 16th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

Before I write about Music Hall’s MMF-9 turntable (above), in my March 2003 review, I wrote that the SME 30/2 turntable’s combination of attributes “might just make it the finest turntable in the world.” Earlier in the review, I’d said, “The SME 30/2 is perhaps the most tonally neutral turntable I’ve ever heard. Only the Rockport System III Sirius, which includes an integral tonearm, is in the same league, and it doesn’t stand up to the SME’s low-frequency extension and solidity.” I wrapped up the review with: “Overall, the SME Model 30/2 is the best turntable I’ve heard.”

SAT Pickup Arm Comparison Reveal

By | October 15th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

Here’s the “reveal” for the five file SAT pick up arm comparison featuring the Ortofon MC Century. Thanks to all who participated and expressed their opinions.

“Women In Vinyl” Panel at Making Vinyl 2018

By | October 15th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

At Making Vinyl 2018, the “Women in Vinyl” panel produced a wide-ranging discussion that mostly stuck to business and occasionally dealt with being a woman in the business world generally and the music business specifically. The first panelist to speak provoked the audience with a spirited defense of the compact disc (you youngsters look that up) and from there the back and forth generated a well focused perspective on the business of vinyl from a female point of view. And yes ‘Women in Vinyl'” does sound like a John Waters movie.
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50% Off All Vinyl at The Nonesuch Store Today Only!

By | October 15th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

Nonesuch email blast just now announces 50% off “everyday low prices” for the next 24 hours on all vinyl, CDs, MP3s, FLAC, HD merchandise. Just enter promo code AUTUMN at checkout. Nonesuch is one of the only labels that does not sent reviewers any vinyl promos so I’ll be shopping too. Sale ends 1PM Tuesday October 16th (the 2000 Year Old Man’s birthday).

Audio Advice: Music Matters 2018, and 40th Anniversary Celebration

By | October 15th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet, Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Audio Advice celebrates forty years in business by pulling out all the stops during their annual Music Matters event.

Music Matters, is an annual celebration of music listening. However this year is an extra special event as Audio Advice not only celebrates their love of music, but also 40 years in business. With nearly twice as many brands as usual on hand to meet with customers and demonstrate some of the most exciting audio gear on the planet, everyone was ready for this year’s event to be bigger than ever.… Read the full article

The Dig’s New Double EP Is Finely Crafted From Start To Finish

By | October 14th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

“If there’s one thing that ties the two EPs together, it’s that all the songs are about moving,” wrote Brooklyn-based indie rock band The Dig in a recent press statement. Over the course of their move from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, they wrote and recorded Moonlight Baby and Afternoon With Caroline the songs that would make up two new EPs. After dropping tracks from these releases throughout the year, the latter has finally been released in full and both EPs have been paired for a new vinyl release courtesy of Roll Call Records.
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“Making Vinyl” Detroit: Day One First Panel: “Record Store Day 11 Years Later”

By | October 13th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

After brief opening ceremonies at “Making Vinyl” event in Detroit October 1st and 2nd, co-founder/organizer Larry Jaffee introduced Record Store Day founder Michael Kurtz who moderated a fascinating panel intended to explain “why and how nearly 750,000 records were sold last April 21st in the U.S.” and more interestingly how these releases were chosen, manufactured and distributed.