Here's one that has gotten a lot of praise that came out at the end of 2018.
"All Traps on Earth" from Sweden. Maybe it doesn't live up to all the hype it receives, but it sure is good nonetheless.
This is no holds barred prog, No crossover, semi commercial, song oriented stuff here. Long...
I watched Fremer's vid, and enjoyed it. But yeah, it's the same old 'warhorses' that the vast majority of audiophiles are already aware of, with a few exceptions.
As far as the industry being stagnant and focused on aging boomers, I believe this perception is somewhat biased by living in the...
Here's one that seemed to fly under everybody's radar when it came out, and still seems to be unknown, even for ECM.
South African guitarist, Steve Eliovson's, "Dawn Dance", with Collin Walcott on percussion. He made this one great album, then pretty much disappeared. I guess the story goes, he...
Count me as another huge fan of ECM!
I love their whole esthetic.
With most ECM artists, the musicians not soloing are usually playing something more interesting than just chords to back up the soloist. There is a lot more interplay between musicians, than the usual...
Is there a price listed anywhere on this thread? I did not read the entire thing, but I can't seem to find it.
I looked at the link given (http://degritter.com/media-kit/) for the product, but it doesn't seem to be listed there either.
I want to extol the amazing sound quality of recordings from the Nonesuch series called "Spectrum New American Music". These recordings from the late 60's and 70's, of contemporary classical music, are really quite a revelation. And considering they were originally released as budget recordings...
Terje Rypdal - Whenever I Seem to Be Far Away
This 74 release nicely straddled the lines between jazz, prog (King Crimson), and modern (tonal) classical. The haunting french horn used on this makes for a dark, but beautiful listen.
I may have a bit of confirmation bias here (Rypdal is from...
The previous years of T.H.E. Show in Newport/Irvine were all highly attended. And the LAOC Audio show near LAX was also quite crowded. Many packed rooms, busy halls, crowded record and headphone vendors. And I believe, all these shows had around 100 rooms, if not more.
Many people are unable or unwilling to get away for a long weekend, to travel to another state,
In all fairness, after the death of Richard Beers, Bob Levi tried to contact and organize another T.H.E. Show with the remainder of the crew, and they did not get any sort of commitment. So, that's...
This is pretty idiotic.
LA, despite being such a large metropolitan area, cannot support 2 shows. Especially both in the same month.
Vendors are going to lose confidence in showing here, and attendees will be the real losers.
Another one of my favorite subgenres is Zeuhl. This subgenre was pretty much the creation of one person, Christian Vander of Magma. He also created his own language.
He was influenced by 20th century classical and John Coltrane.
One of the earliest bands influenced by Magma, were French...
One of my favorite of the subgenres of prog, is RIO, or more accurately known as avant-prog.
Progarchives description, I feel is quite accurate:
"Avant-prog is generally considered to be more extreme and 'difficult' than other forms of progressive rock, though these terms are naturally...
I've never seen this thread before!
I will have to read the intro posts by Ron Party this weekend.
I have been listening to, and collecting prog since 1973 or thereabouts.
I am a fan of most sub-genres, and all eras.
My main interests are: Zeuhl, avant-prog (RIO), symph, fusion...
The slow death of CES isn't a sign that there is a problem with high end, it is a sign that there is a problem with CES.
Axpona, RMAF, T.H.E. Show in Newport, High End Munich have no problems finding plenty of vendors and attendees.
Most product introductions these days, occur at RMAF, Axpona...
It looks like, after last years debacle of the LA Audio Show and the very disappointing T.H.E. Show (less than 30 rooms, only a couple of LP/CD vendors), there will be another attempt at T.H.E. Show this year.
T.H.E. Show 2019
I wish the people organizing T.H.E. Show this year, all the...
So, I'm trying to figure out the deal with the OP for this thread.
He joined on 12/20, and so far, has posted 4 times on different threads. And all 4 posts are links to this "Christmas on the Moon" video by Nico Cartosio. And he has yet to reply to any comment on his threads.
Seems like a...
Since the vast majority of my classical music listening is from, say, post WWII to the contemporary era, I am constantly discovering new composers.
Erkki-Sven Tüür from Estonia is a recent discovery for me. I am loving his Violin concerto, "Zeitraum for orchestra", "Aditus (for orchestra)"...
I will also explain my musical progression, which has a couple of similarities, and differences to Bonzo75.
I quickly grew tired of pop music when I was pretty young, and soon discovered Deep Purple, Zep, Black Sabbath, Uriah Heep, Ten Years After, and other 'heavy' rock bands of the 70's. As...
Another candidate for best of 2018, is the new release by trumpet player, Jonathan Finlayson, "3 Times Round".
This is a beast!
The playing by all members is really jaw dropping. The compositions are creative and complex.
Sample here - 3 Times Round
I wish I could have gone to this event, but I was out of town.
I used to live quite close to Audio Element, but now I am a distance further west.
Great shop and staff. I might have to head over there soon for a visit.
I don't think so.
There are quite a few parameters that are obtainable at reference level, that can be achieved without being in a dedicated (treated room). Although, some reasonable level of care needs to go into the room.
Reference level can not be obtained in a square room, or a room with...