Film


  • The Cosmic Dawn: Revisiting Bowie’s “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars”

    David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars is often seen as a turning point not just in his career, but in the landscape of rock music itself. Released on June 16, 1972, this album introduced the world to Ziggy Stardust, an androgynous, bisexual alien rock star. But the…

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  • Review: Fezz Audio Mira Ceti 300B Amplifier

    “As more expensive designs appeared in Fezz’s catalogue, a revolution was underway.”

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  • TAD Labs Introduces the Reference Series TAD-C700 Preamplifier

    “The new TAD-C700 incorporates a slew of technical refinements and enhancements to achieve a new level of performance, replacing TAD’s previous top-of-the-line TAD-C600 released in 2011.”

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  • Impex Reissues the Bossa Nova Jazz Classic Getz/Gilberto (and an Interview With Nick Getz and Abey Fonn)

    Frank Doris interviews Nick Getz, son of sax legend Stan Getz, and Abey Fonn of Impex Records, about the new Getz/Gilberto LP reissue of the bossa nova classic.

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  • The Vinyl Frontier: A Spin Through Record Store Day

    Click here to jump to the highlights and special releases of the 2024 edition. On April 20th, vinyl enthusiasts and music aficionados around the globe unite for a celebration that spins beyond just a routine shopping spree—it’s Record Store Day, the annual event that’s been putting the needle back on the beloved grooves of vinyl…

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  • Brico’s Baton: A Woman’s Whisper in the Roar of Men

    Early Crescendos: The Formative Years of Antonia Brico In the rich tapestry of classical music history, Antonia Louisa Brico’s narrative is a compelling saga of tenacity, pioneering spirit, and sublime artistry. Born under the shadow of societal constraints in Rotterdam on June 26, 1902, to an unmarried Dutch Catholic mother, Brico’s journey from an obscure…

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  • The Velvet-Cloaked Maestro: Chronicles of a Sonic Sommelier

    In the heart of a bustling city, tucked away in a cobblestone alley vibrant with the echoes of footsteps past, stands an emporium of auditory delight, presided over by the enigmatic figure known as the Sonic Sommelier. This maestro of melody, a curator of cadences, is not merely a man but a living embodiment of…

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  • Introducing The KEF LSX II LT

    The LSX ll LT is the newest addition to the award-winning LS Collection

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  • En salle à Montréal : Un film sur le festival de musique émergente (FME)

    It Could Only Happen HereUn film sur le Festival de musique émergente (FME) Premier long métrage de Stephan BoissonneaultCinémathèque québécoise – Montréal19–24 JANV 2024 Durée : 74 minutesEn anglais avec sous-titres françaisGenre : Musique, Documentaire, Histoire Découvrez le « secret le mieux gardé du Québec ». It Could Only Happen Here est un documentaire DIY…

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  • How Taylor Swift is Leading the Way

    Of all the reasons that Taylor Swift deserves to be Time magazine’s first ever musician Person of the Year, none are bigger than her smashing victories over misogyny and the music business’s malign way of swindling artists and stealing valuable intellectual property. The particulars of her creative predicament are well known. Once a shy, teenaged…

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  • Is Digital Simply “Ones and Zeros”?

    I belong to several Facebook audio-related groups, including Streaming Music Matters, which is administered by Qobuz’s David Solomon. While the undeniable focus of the group is music-streaming via Qobuz, there are also many lively and intense tech-centred discussions covering all aspects of streaming and its associated equipment. Many of those discussions feature members from the…

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  • 10 Fun Facts About Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’

    Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ is not just a record-breaking album; it’s a treasure chest of intriguing stories and hidden gems. To celebrate its 41st anniversary, here are some of the lesser-known facts that add layers to the legend of ‘Thriller’. In the annals of music, Thriller stands as a testament to innovation, talent, and the magic…

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  • The Last Waltz: The Band’s Final Curtain Call

    On November 25, 1976, The Band took the stage at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom for what would be their final performance, an event that would come to be known as “The Last Waltz.” This concert, however, was more than just a swan song for one of rock’s most influential groups; it was a monumental celebration…

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  • Talkies Take the Stage: ‘The Jazz Singer’ and the Dawn of a New Era

    1927’s New York City, a hive of invention, jazz, and burgeoning cultural changes, played host to the premiere of a film that would shake the pillars of the entertainment industry. Released on October 6th, “The Jazz Singer,” headlined by the charismatic Al Jolson, was not just another movie – it was a clarion call announcing…

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  • How Do You Listen to Music?

    We should do all we can to deepen our appreciation for music, and we can achieve that by having more awareness of how music impacts our bodies.

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