Author Archives: Part-Time Audiophile

The Vinyl Grouch: Dewa Budjana, Bjork, Larry Young, Darjeeling Limited

Indonesian jazz, depth charge dance and Record Store Day 2015’s stacks o wax Journeys through vinyl, but it from analog or digital sources, with good music the only common currency by Ken Micallef Jazz guitarists, and those who love their music, sometimes fall into strange and unusual camps. There are jazz purists for whom Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt, Barney Kessel,

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Review: Aurender Flow

by Amos Barnett “Have you heard the Aurender Flow yet?” “The who and what?” That was how the conversation went as we headed towards the Emilie offices in Tokyo for an evening of pizza and …something I’d never heard of from a company that was completely unknown to me. That was the first surprise of the evening. Mystery gear I

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The Vinyl Grouch: Cream 1966-1972, Box Set (Universal Music Enterprises)

  Adventures in vinyl, be it from analog or digital sources, with good music the only common currency. By Ken Micallef In the opening scene of the 2014 Ginger Baker biopic, Beware of Mr. Baker, the ruddy-faced, red-haired, perpetually pissed drummer clobbers the film maker with a walking cane, bloodying his face and breaking his nose. The rest of the

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