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Mike Mettler  |  Jun 09, 2006  |  0 comments
How We Operate ATO
Music •••• Sound ••••
This freewheeling British fivesome loves to follow its own ramshackle muse.
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Nov 08, 2011  |  0 comments

The genius of Pink Floyd's music is intertwined with the genius of the recording of the music. And the innovative studio techniques used by the band and its producers and recording engineers are integral to the music. It's impossible to imagine The Dark Side of the Moon without vital creative touches such as the sound of clanging money or thumping heartbeats. Perhaps no other band has pushed the technical envelope so aggressively, or profited from it so enormously. The catalog of their works is one of innovation - both musically and sonically.

Ken Richardson  |  May 03, 2007  |  0 comments

Porcupine Tree: Fear of a Blank Planet (Atlantic). As personified by this concept album's young protagonist, the worldview of the Planet isn't just blank.

Billy Altman  |  Jan 03, 2008  |  0 comments

Richard C. Walls  |  Oct 01, 2005  |  0 comments
Chávez Ravine Nonesuch/Perro Verde
Music •••½ Sound ••••
Guitarist Ry Cooder's latest project is a concept album
Mike Mettler  |  Oct 29, 2010  |  0 comments

To borrow Mick Jagger’s growl from the Rolling Stones’ feisty Tattoo You track “Neighbours”: labels, labels, labels, labels, LABELS! People feel like they have to label just about everything, especially when it comes to music. So whenever I’m asked to describe what Carlos Santana’s music sounds like, my answer is quite simple: “It sounds like Carlos Santana.” In the case of the 63-year-old guitar guru, his name defines his sound. “The majority of the music I play is still African music,” Carlos explains. “I honor that. And it comes through the Delta, and Mississippi.

Billy Altman  |  Sep 04, 2006  |  0 comments

"There are no second acts in American lives"? Well, if F.

Parke Puterbaugh  |  Feb 02, 2012  |  0 comments

“Superb. The music is brought to life.”

That’s Robert Fripp’s own assessment of Steven Wilson’s 6-channel mix of Discipline. I have to agree.

But I’m getting ahead of myself.

Rob O'Connor  |  Jun 20, 2007  |  0 comments

Parke Puterbaugh  |  Mar 03, 2008  |  0 comments
Distortion Nonesuch
Music •• Sound

The gimmick on the previous Magnetic Fields album, i, was that every song star

Brett Milano  |  Dec 14, 2005  |  0 comments
Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking? Geffen
Music •••• Sound ••••
If I told you that the Like is an all-female L.A.
Parke Puterbaugh  |  Mar 03, 2011  |  0 comments
 
Discipline
Music •••½ DVD-Audio Mix •••••Extras •••••

Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson's multichannel mix of Islands detangles some of their album In the Wake of Poseidon's

Billy Altman  |  Nov 09, 2006  |  0 comments

Michael Berk  |  Jul 25, 2012  |  0 comments

If you're a fan of Blue Note's classic releases of the '50s and '60s - and frankly, what jazz aficionado isn't? - and you're a discerning digitally inclined audiophile, you're in luck! Blue Note/EMI, through our friends at HDtracks, is releasing six classics of the period in glorious 96kHz/24bit and 192kHz/24bit remasters from the original analog masters. 

Michael Gaughn  |  Aug 09, 2007  |  0 comments
Famous Blue Raincoat - The Songs of Leonard Cohen: 20th Anniversary Edition Shout!

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