Saturday: Record Store Day

Saturday: Record Store Day Celebrates Tenth Anniversary ¬† April 22, 2017 is the tenth anniversary of Record Store Day, a celebration of brick-and-mortar record sellers. After a strong start and a bevy of good press for the venture, there has been some pushback of late. A lot of the debate over the past couple ofContinue reading “Saturday: Record Store Day”

The First Four Notes! – Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Asunder, Sweet, and Other Distress Constellation LP This review begins with a hat tip to Matthew Guerrieri, whose book The First Four Notes is required reading for those wishing to better understand Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. The first four notes which concern us here emanate from the speakers of highly politicized post-rockContinue reading “The First Four Notes! – Godspeed You! Black Emperor”

Decca Sound – the Mono Years

In music circles, there has been a lot of debate of late about the current vinyl revival. Are people drawn to LPs because they want a “warmer sounding” recording? Is it the artwork? Or is consumerism gone amok to blame? If you can get past the heated rhetoric¬†and have it in your budget to buyContinue reading “Decca Sound – the Mono Years”