Saturday, 27 February 2016

Osage - Record Cleaning Brush

I'm using for some years this brush with my Okki Nokki. It 's a very interesting product. Cleaning my vinyl is really very good and certainly it outperforms the performance of original brush of my Okki Nokki machine.
If you have a Okki Nokki, Vpi or Clearaudio record cleaning machine I recommend you to try this brush.
I bought Osage brush directly from website of manufacturer (here).

Recommended !!

Monday, 15 February 2016

Records to Save - Leo Kottke with 'My Father's Face'

I recently discovered this work of  Leo Kottke. I thought his records were only instrumental but this also sings and he does in great way. I have in my collection his instrumental masterpiece '6 & 12 String Guitar' that reminds certain works of John Fahey.

But here Kottke combines his music in fresh and original way with traditional elements like folk and blues creating a very personal music and little abstract but also 'very American'. 
Thanks also to the production of T Bone Burnett he alternates beautiful instrumental like 'Theme from The Rick and Bob Report' and 'William Powell' with ballads sung with his deep voice and persuasive as 'Fix My Car', 'Everybody lies' and 'Jack gets up' latter very special.  

An adorable work that forces me to the discovery of his other records like 'Greenhouse', 'My feet are smiling' and also 'Ice water'.

Sound of this record is Excellent...
Good Listening !!

Private Music (209 910)

- 1969 6 & 12 String Guitar - Takoma (C-1024)
- 1972 Greenhouse - Capitol Records (ST-11000)
- 1972 My Feet are SmilingCapitol Records (ST-11164) 
- 1974 Ice WaterCapitol Records (ST-11262)
- 1974 Dreams and all that stuff - Capitol Records (E-ST 11335)
- 1980 Guitar Music - Chrysalis (203 646-320)

Sunday, 14 June 2015

AT33 series with a new top model

This baby now has his big brother... Audio Technica At33Sa. Stay tuned for this comparison !

First impressions after only few hours of listening At33Sa. The sonic characteristics of PTG are maintained but SA increases the efficiency of the low frequencies that are more controlled, less slow and more articulate than the PTG (I'm very fascinated about this). I am surprised by improvement in the mid-high frequencies that in PTG are 'magical'. On At33Sa there is more definition !!
A great quality that I'm noticing is that at33sa is very quiet and this allows better microcontrast and microdetails.
Up to 1000 Euro and really hard to do better !!

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Le disque du free jazz - Monoceros by Evan Parker

I believe this is the best recording of soprano saxophone that Evan Parker has ever done. Genial and uncompromising experimenter, i think that Parker has not yet found an heir to this work and its performance today is not more upsetting as during periods of release of this disc. The first time i listened this record first word that i thought was WOW. Pure improvisation in shocking immediacy !! 
It was recorded (in 1978) directly to disk using the direct-cut technique. In fact, the quality of recording is very good and you can listen to every smallest resonance that is emitted by the Parker instrument in the recording room.
If you like this 'kind of music' try to listen with headphones in the evening you will not regret.
Truly Amazing !

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Listen to September

These are vinyls purchased recently, and in some cases with few euro. But above all,  these are Very Interesting works

Doc Watson - Same Title 1963 (VANGUARD VSD-79152) 
Folk Blues from US

Masahiko Togashi - Session in Paris Vol.1 Song of Soil 1979 (PADDLE WHEEL GP 3206)
Japan Free Jazz from this interesting  percussionist, with Don Cherry

David Munrow - Ecco La Primavera - Florentine music of 14th century (Argo ZRG 642) 
Beautiful Ancient Music from Early Music Consort and David Munrow

Leon Redbone - Double Time 1977 (Warner Bros RS 2971)
New discovery by this ironic and original bluesman.. Great!