Sign In. Sat November 18, Her work is reflective of transitions, the wilderness, and its navigation. Sometimes she plays banjo, other times acoustic guitar. Her new album, Metals, is a track masterpiece of melodic gloom and marvel. It's out today, just in time for the seasonal shift. This time around, Feist is not aiming for any kind of Owls of the Swamp - Happiness is a Sad Song.
Tags: folk , acoustic , indie folk. Tags: folk , acoustic , folk-rock. By Hannah Levy on Feb 16, Sean Rowe is commanding — his voice, his presence, his deftly plucking fingers on the guitar. Any song with cymbals in it easily demonstrates this fact. Interestingly, the sound from the BCmk2 appears to be more dynamic with regards to drums and acoustic guitars. It is as if these instruments hit you in the face, thru the higher level preamp. As they should.
I am not saying that the presentation of the BC is necessarily more forward compared with the BC Instead, it's more like the music is pushing up against the soundstage boundary more forcefully, as if it's filling the acoustic "room" of the recording more fully.
In my system, the front of the sound stage was a couple feet in front of the speakers, and extends by another couple of feet behind the speakers to the back wall boundary. If music is recorded with good left-right or vertical staging, then the BC easily reproduces that, often extending outside the speaker boundaries. Vocals are well layered, separating the main singer from backup vocals.
The sound space is somehow more densely populated in the BC compared with the BC The background of the BC is extremely quiet - you could hear a pin drop in the recording venue. The one drawback I have found is the way BC presents its bass. I contrast this against the very positive bass qualities I commented on above. It's most expedient to say that, with the BC Perhaps this is because the BC Probably the BC is more correct in its presentation.
But the BC The BC is staying in my system for the time being because it offers nearly everything. Can the BC solid state preamp offer me everything I want Or, would an even larger outboard power supply like the Gzpz, or KQ mated with the BC completely win me over? I don't know yet. Until then, I will continue to enjoy the amazing Blue Circle preamps! It's been a while since my last post. I chalk it up to an eclectic combination of factors.
Box Pacific Her work is reflective of transitions, the wilderness, and its navigation. Sometimes she plays banjo, other times acoustic guitar. She has toured behind her own projects as well as performing with bands like Y La Bamba and Goodnight Texas, and is one-third of the all-female folk trio Glittersnatch with Megan Keely and Wolf Larsen.
Playlist Update! Bebe, Y. Bebe's latest album from is titled Y. To my knowledge, this is only her second album - her first, Pafuera Telaranas , released in - has been one of my favorites for years now, and I mentioned it briefly in my inaugural Playlist Update last week.
So, this second album had a lot to live up to in my mind Saturday, January 22, Playlist Update! Inaugural Post. Welcome to the Playlist Update.
This is where I will talk about new CDs that I've ordered, and discuss how I found them, which are my favorite tracks, what I think of the recording quality, and more. So, I order physical CDs, rip them into iTunes, and then have the option to listen directly to the CD or thru wireless streaming.
I also have the advantage of holding the CD case in my hands and reading the liner notes. Call me old fashioned! However, I'm not yet ready to comment on any of those albums, so let me start with a recommendation of five titles that I've actually owned for a while and listen to fairly regularly Carol C. I enjoy every single track on this album, but of note are Mariposa En Havana and Sometimes. Sunday, January 16, Tube Shoot-out: Genalex vs. JJ Tesla. The Genalex tubes have arrived!!
Let the competition commence! New Photos in "In the Listening Room". Check out newly-added photos of my system, in "In the Listening Room". Finally, it's on its way! The digital shoot-out will commence as soon as it arrives Labels: Cardas. They had better arrive soon!
Labels: , Genalex , Tubes. Yesterday my order of two each of these power cables arrived. Today, I worked from home, and so - of course - took a "break" and installed them in my system. Actually, the power hookup setup is more complicated than that, but I will explain that in more detail another time. First impressions? Thanks for asking! Noise floor has dropped significantly. The speakers have disappeared a little more, by that I mean they are harder to locate as a sound source when I close the eyes.
Bass is a touch more controlled, and I noticed inner detail on a bass line that had never struck me before. Labels: Pangea , Review.
Tone audio online magazine. I am looking thru Tone Audio online magazine for the first time. Its the issue with the Black Crowes on the cover. I've gotten only a little bit into it, but it has a fresh feel. I particularly like the photos of live music events from around the country plus the short accompanying articles about the concerts themselves. It's available thru the Zinio iPad app too. I currently use Zinio for my Stereophile subscription I love it and highly recommend it.
Labels: Tone Audio , Zinio. I have collected notes on the sound of my new exciting new BC At one point Gilbert chimed in to say he could make BC22mk2 monoblocks, and that there might be a member with one for sale. After negotiations and waiting story of life , a second 22 was purchased. My The preamp was in for a check-up, but G offered to double its internal cap… what the heck — yes. G offered to add 30,uF more cap to each amp…. I enjoy the punchy, rhythmic house sound of Arcam DACs, but find the TacT to be an indispensable component in my system, where the shape of the room restricts setup options and domestic considerations must be, well, considered.
Next step is an outboard DAC, but I digress. Enough about the TacT for now, but I will revisit its role later on. The new gear seems to have undergone a short break-in period since I received them a week or so ago.
The bass has firmed up a little, and music is presented in a more integrated manner now. I define not-integrated as meaning that the music was almost literally being thrown at me by the speakers. It was a wonderful but overwhelming experience that I had not previously had listening to any system — either mine or others. Now, the sound pours from the speakers in the most natural, captivating, integrated manner. The extended trail of decaying notes is evidence of the quiet background.
Op. 72 No. 8 As-Dur: Grazioso E Lento, Ma Non Troppo, Quasi Tempo Di Valse - Antonín Dvořák, Berline, You Are My Everyth - The Techniques & Friends* - Winston Rileys Rock Steady & Early Reggae 1968-1969, Happy (Love Theme From Lady Sings The Blues) - Michel Legrand - The Concert Legrand (Vinyl, LP), Come Here Bitch - Messy Marv - Presents Musik Fo Tha Taliban (CD, Album), Noël Akchoté - Scored (Plays John Williams) (File, MP3, Album), Flight - Klute - The Emperors New Clothes (Vinyl, Album), Leque - Luiz Bonfá - Introspection (CD, Album), Eye Contact With The City, Tone Of Your Voice - Tiger Okoshi - Color Of Soil (CD, Album), White Label - Z-Trip* & Hype* - Roast Beef (Cassette), Show Boat: Ol Man RIver - Various - Faszination Klassik (CD), Count On Me - Kenneth Martin (3) And The Voices Of Praise* - Count On Me (Vinyl, LP, Album), Anything Goes - AC/DC - Black Ice (Vinyl, LP, Album), Máire Dhall (Blind Mary) - The Chieftains - Bonapartes Retreat (Vinyl, LP, Album), Little Too Late - Pat Benatar - Greatest Hits & Live From Earth CDs + Choice Cuts DVD (Box Set, Albu Bubble Star (Part. 2)