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Michael Fremer  |  Sep 08, 2017  |  1 comments
+Audio introduced its +Record Player at High End Munich 2017. Now the company has initiated a Kickstarter project to self-fund the +Record Player "Kickstarter Edition.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 05, 2017  |  1 comments
When Per Madsen retired, a guy named Jef Fowler of TwoCan Audio began making the identical modular oak frame racks.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 05, 2017  |  2 comments
Chicago-based Brandon Knowlden runs a small wood shop. Among the products he sells are "Visible Vinyl" record display accessories marketed under the name "wellmade".

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 03, 2017  |  9 comments
"Mood music" is how the annotation characterizes this album of medium-sized ensembles imaginatively arranged by the then still in his 20s French jazz enthusiast Michel Legrand. Previous to these 1958 sessions Legrand had released three "mood music" concept albums: I Love Paris (CL555), Columbia Album of Cole Porter (C2L4), Legrand in Rio (CL 1139) and I Love Movies (CL 1178). This was his first stab at a real jazz album andgiven the assembled cast of greats what a heady experience it must have been for him to both arrange and conduct in New York City those three days in early summer, 1958 .

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 03, 2017  |  12 comments
Steely Dan co-founder, guitarist and Donald Fagen's song writing partner Walter Becker died Sunday at age 67. No cause of death has been given. Becker and Fagen met in 1967 while students at Bard College. Becker had missed July concerts because of illness but was expected to "recover from a procedure" and re-join the tour. His doctor had advised him to stay home during that time.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 01, 2017  |  38 comments
It’s not an insult to call singer Lyn Stanley’s fourth album “formulaic”. Not when the formula includes bringing onboard some of today’s best studio and touring jazz musicians and arrangers, recording in the best studios and hiring the greatest engineers. Another part of the formula is the cover art: highly stylized, glamorous black and white photos of Lyn.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 31, 2017  |  20 comments
The lathe in the picture, located at Abbey Road Studios, is the one Miles Showell used to cut at 1/2 speed, the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band remix. It began life as a Neumann VMS82 DMM that according to Showell had been "...routinely stripped for spares".

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 31, 2017  |  15 comments
Technics will be showing at IFA 2017 (Berlin, Sept.1-6) a brand new edition of its legendary SP-10d direct drive turntable. The new SP-10R shown in the above picture is slated to debut in the summer of 2018.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 30, 2017  |  13 comments
Sad to report that record cleaning specialist Nitty Gritty is going out of business—and not because business is poor.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 29, 2017  |  22 comments
"Why buy vinyl cut from a file when you can buy the file itself?". That's easy! If you've worked to get your analog front end to sound glorious, magical and the way you want your records to sound and it sounds better to you than your unyielding, unadjustable digital box, you might have the answer.

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