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What are you listening to today ?

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As per tittle , what have you been listening to today ?

Hoping to discover some new music so post it up.

A couple of tracks to start with from "The Tiny Lies"

The Tiny Lies - Bag of Bones - YouTube

The Tiny Lies - I am a Ghost - YouTube
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Watch at 1080p for best SQ:


Osiris Fire - Shacklebreaker - Live from Berklee 160 Balcony

FUNK-GROOVE (James Brown style & beyond)...

Alissia Benveniste, "Let it Out" - Live at Berklee College of Music
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Thanks, Jason. You've turned me on to some amazing artists as well! I saw the ones that you posted above in your Build Log...really nice!

There are some amazing and diverse performances (most with great SQ) on the Berklee College of Music YouTube channel...

Keep in mind these are mostly by the Students at Berklee! (with some Alumni). Some of my favorites:

Natalie Duffy, "Fighting the Daylight" - live in the BIRN

Samantha Schultz, "Somewhere Man" - Berklee student original music

Wambura Mitaru Synergy - Berklee 160 Rooftop Performance

Love this girl's voice!...
Joanna Teters, "By Your Side" (acoustic)

Clean Bandit - Rather Be ft. Jess Glynne (Cover by CLAY)

Some very talented ladies...

Gabrielle Walter-Clay & Common Thread- That Groove

Big Band, Big Sound, great drums...

I'd like to get this one in Hi-Res. As it is, it sounds HUGE in my home system...
Usman Riaz, "Blue Moon Waltz" - Berklee Performance Center

And check out the Vic Firth YouTube channel's "2014 Fortress Sessions" for some amazing drumming performances with excellent SQ!
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Bit of local music again. Summer sounds in NZ

Salmonella Dub - For The Love of It
Cool, Neal! I liked some of the tracks by Fat Freddy's Drop, too.

Jason, some of the students/artists from Berklee that I linked above have individual SoundCloud or BandCamp sites where you can download those tracks and some are available on iTunes I think.
Going a bit back in time...Albums on rotation today:

U2 - Boy

U2 - Under A Blood Red Sky (Live @ Red Rocks)

Roxy Music - Avalon

Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly

Morcheeba - Big Calm
Morcheeba - Big Calm (Full Album) - YouTube

Styles Of Beyond - 2000 Fold

Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive

Check Out... Music Vault - free live concert videos

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Wow, guys! There has been some great music posted here. Thank you! I'm always amazed at the incredible amount of excellent and diverse music that is available these days. Thank you Neal for starting it...I love threads like these. :)

I've been wondering what Steph Johnson is up to, and I found this video - new album is hopefully on the way. I'm really looking forward to it!

Jason, thanks too for posting this here and in your BRZ Build Log. :) 2014 was a tough year for Steph, but this woman has a heart of gold, and she's got the determination and attitude to overcome anything. I'm really looking forward to this next album as well, and am glad to know that engineer Chris Hobson and the Bassist and Drummer are all on board for this one, too. I'm excited to hear what guest artists they've brought on board as well!

I know that her style of music might not be everyone's cup of tea, but her "Nature Girl" album and her music has touched and inspired me more than any other. PERIOD. This woman just has incredible natural talent and soul, and constantly reminds me of just how important music is to our lives. So I'm going to continue to help support any musical endeavor that she undertakes, and I hope that anyone else who enjoys her music will help to support her as well. The music business is one of the hardest for sure, and (at least for me) her music is a special gift to the soul that cannot be bought or forced into existence. It just magically flows from this woman's heart and soul. Thank you. Steph.

Please keep up the posts, everyone!
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Not everyone will like jazz/fusion, but...

"Ofri Nehemya Quartet - Just Sayin (Studio Version)"

Ofri is one of my favorite young drummers (who also plays with the equally amazing Avishai Cohen Trio).

Drum solo @ 6:30
This weekend I finally purchased Linkin Park's Reanimation. Up until now I only had an mp3 of Pts.Of .Athrty that I downloaded like 8 years ago. Now I have a lossless version and it's so much better. This whole album is a pleasant surprise, especially for $3.99 brand new! This will get heavy rotation at work this week. I also bought Boz Scaggs' Silk Degrees. How's that for an eclectic music taste, lol.
LOL, polar opposites. Both fantastic albums, though!

This evening for me were the following albums on rotation:

Vic Chesnutt - Everybody Can Change (from KCRW's live "Rare On Air: Volume 2"

Maggie Koerner - Neutral Ground (random track to check out: Cayute Woman)

Mississippi Millie - Acoustic Delta Blues (random track to check out: Retribution)

Gomez - In Our Gun (random track to check out: In Our Gun)

Scientist - Scientist Wins the World Cup ...

Hi-Fidelity Dub Sessions Presents: Roots Combination ...

The Chillout Mix (Virgin Records UK, 1999, 2 CD) ... A wide range of artists & tracks...check the track list at...

A few tracks from THE CHILLOUT MIX:

Gomez - Tijuana Lady

Finley Quaye - Even After All
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What rip software do you use ? It's on my around to list to rip all my albums and 80s 12 inch collection.

After something that does 24/96k flac but haven't looked around for a while.
Just download Audacity, Audacity: Download . It's free and perfect for this. You'll even find some great tutorials on YouTube for cleaning up the ticks and pops in your vinyl rips.

I just do the clip/pop removal, and only the other steps if the Vinyl is in really bad condition...Check out:

Cleaning Vinyl Audio Recordings in Audacity (Surface Noise & Pops) - YouTube

Using a humidifier in the room with the turntable before you start your rips greatly reduces static electricity and the resulting clicks and pops.

I'm using the Numark TTXUSB turntable (but I am bypassing the USB and built-in phono preamp and using the Ifi Micro iPhono phono preamp, or the Arturia Audiofuse), only because I had about 50+ Home-Cut Records that my Grandmother, Great Aunt, and their friends "recorded" or cut at home and I needed something with a wide range of variable speed control. I also purchased a special cartridge, needles, and cleaning supplies just for this purpose from KAB Electro Acoustics

For modern LPs, I am using the Denon DL160 cartridge with the Ifi Micro iPhono phono preamp...

Micro – iPhono or iFi Micro iPhono MM/MC Phono Preamp at Music Direct

Just like car audio, this vinyl/turntable thing is a venture down the rabbit hole, but it's fun. Check out YouTube member "BSD2000" for some great Rips...

In other news, I've been listening to Adam Ben Ezra...
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Cheers for the info.

Will give this a try. Will be ripping via a kenwood kd600 / sme 3009 tonearm / dynavector moving coil cartridge.

For noisy records another way to reduce clicks and pops is to spray alot of record cleaner on the track. The fluid reduces the surface noise. Picked up this tip from a radio station DJ back in the 1980s

Need to pick up a record cleaning / vacuum machine as well?
Awesome setup. Should get great results with a good phono preamp. :)
Blues and jazz kind of day, cause its finally raining in Cali.

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue

B.B. King - Discography
Can't go wrong with those two. Great choices.
Smelling the sweet scent of the sage and rabbit brush in the High Desert after the rain, so...

and followed the links to more...

and another...

I discovered these by looking into projects that drummer John Convertino (from the band Calexico) has played on.

If you like these, check out Maggie Björklund's CDs, "Coming Home" and "Shaken".
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Great stuff, PJ! Thanks for posting. :)

Now in a completely different direction, I wish that they had actually released the Soundtrack CD for the 2010 movie "The Warrior's Way".
My niece in Australia was kickin' it on the balcony of her flat overlooking Bondi Beach and had this as her "Album of the Day"...

"ODESZA - In Return"

I liked some of the beats and percussion. Check out:

Say My Name feat. Zyra
Memories That You Call
It's Only
Always This Late

You can actually get these as 24-bit WAV at
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