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#26 JohnA

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 08:26 AM

Thanks for that John, it's nice to feel welcome :)
While i openly admit, i am no audiophile, i really do enjoy my music be it rock, jazz, instrumental.

And i certainly agree, i for one will definately be taking a few pointers on what to look out for or try.
Had it not been for someone on the forum posting a comment on some background music in a link i followed, i'd have never known who Diana krall was.... think i now own all her CDs. Love it !


Gutty, its ok mate, we just like to think we are audiophiles
in actual fact were just poor bums trying to become audiophiles :lol:

#27 Gutty

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 08:37 AM

Gutty, its ok mate, we just like to think we are audiophiles
in actual fact were just poor bums trying to become audiophiles :lol:


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Posted 17 July 2007 - 01:18 PM

Gutty, its ok mate, we just like to think we are audiophiles
in actual fact were just poor bums trying to become audiophiles :lol:

and we wouldn't be so poor if we didn't try so hard :lol:

#29 JohnA

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 01:51 PM

and we wouldn't be so poor if we didn't try so hard :lol:



exactly my point :D

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 03:18 PM

and we wouldn't be so poor if we didn't try so hard :lol:



hahaha

I'm also an audio bumb... there is a cardboard box in the corner to keep me warm with a sign "sleep here when the missus finds out what you have spent more money on".... :unsure:

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 05:27 PM

hahaha

I'm also an audio bumb... there is a cardboard box in the corner to keep me warm with a sign "sleep here when the missus finds out what you have spent more money on".... :unsure:

I keep 2 sets of books ;) :D
but yes, I could travel around the world a few times with what i've outlaid on Lps/CDs over the years
this is a great thread as it has introduced music that i would never have heard of otherwise..

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 07:21 PM

listening to dead can dance ..into the labyrinth. wow amazing stuff ! all I can say. this one has both lisa gerrad and brendan perry.

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 09:40 PM

listening to dead can dance ..into the labyrinth. wow amazing stuff ! all I can say. this one has both lisa gerrad and brendan perry.


Just pulled this one out now for a listen. Good album. I'd actually brought it the other day as well as wake but we got lost in our retro revival :)

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 10:00 AM

RodN,
the Rodrigo Y Gabriella sounds interesting. I am tracking that album down. :rolleyes:

I got turned onto 'Pink Martini' from this forum a while back and think it is pretty cool. Are you aware they released a new album in May 07?
If not here are some details:
Artist : Pink Martini
Album : Hey Eugene!
Label : Heinz Records
Genre : Alternative
Bitrate : 181 kbps avg
Source : CD (LP)
Playtime : 00:45:15 (62.0MB)
Rls date : 2007-05-11
Store date : 2007-05-14


[Track List]
1. Everywhere 3:10
2. Tempo Perdido 3:42
3. Mar Desconocido 3:13
4. Taya Tan 2:42
5. City Of Night 4:19
6. Ojala 3:02
7. Bukra Wba'do 3:56
8. Cante E Dance 4:28
9. Hey Eugene 3:10
10.Syracuse 3:50
11.Dosvedanya Mio Bombino 4:41
12.Tea For Two 5:02


Pink Martini a 12-piece orchestra from Portland, Oregon,
are impossible to categorise. More like a collection of
bands, on the one hand they do easy-listening,
glamour-obsessed tunes that echo grand Hollywood musical
themes, on the other they tackle an astonishing array of
global styles in different languages. The latest set from
this most un-American of all-American groups is just as
diverse. It includes grand, romantic orchestral ballads,
of course, mixed with a Brazilian samba once recorded by
Carmen Miranda, alongside songs in Japanese, Arabic,
French and Spanish. It is all very clever and very
charming, and suggests that Pink Martini's versatile
singer, China Forbes, is capable of even more. Dosvedanya
Mio Bombino is an epic Russian-Italian ballad, Tea for Two
is a delightful duet with the veteran Jimmy Scott, while
the title track is an edgy, knowing, funk-edged piece that
makes Pink Martini even more difficult to pigeonhole.

mmmmm Saturday at home, listening to music,luxury B)
Cheers, treb

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 10:12 AM

RodN,
the Rodrigo Y Gabriella sounds interesting. I am tracking that album down. :rolleyes:

I got turned onto 'Pink Martini' from this forum a while back and think it is pretty cool. Are you aware they released a new album in May 07?
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mmmmm Saturday at home, listening to music,luxury B)
Cheers, treb


love weekends for that to treb for the music listenign posibilities ! hehe

yeah love pink martini too, Rod put me onto them a while back. that new album of their sounds really interesting. will defintely be on the look for that thansk for the heads up :)

#36 JohnA

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 10:53 AM

saw the nw pink martini one at the local JB here, didn't get it though
may pick it up later today or tomorrow

#37 RodN

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 01:27 PM

I've been listening to the new Pink Martini disk for a few weeks. Not bad, they have very much tried to reflect their little tomato success IMO which results in some nice lively tracks. Little Tomato is still my favourite though.

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 01:45 PM

I've been listening to the new Pink Martini disk for a few weeks. Not bad, they have very much tried to reflect their little tomato success IMO which results in some nice lively tracks. Little Tomato is still my favourite though.


yes little tomato is sure my fav, but will try look out for this new one if done in the same vein.

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 01:52 PM

Listening to RUSH. the spirit of radio. greatest hits 74-87 album at the moment here. finished an ENIGMA album a minute ago :lol:

REGARDS SNOW

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 10:13 AM

Listening to RUSH. the spirit of radio. greatest hits 74-87 album at the moment here. finished an ENIGMA album a minute ago :lol:

REGARDS SNOW

Enigma has been a fave for me since backpacking in 91 in Thailand - spent a couple of nights on the River Kwai on a houseboat with some israeli chicks who were into it. Haunting it was

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 10:27 AM

Enigma has been a fave for me since backpacking in 91 in Thailand - spent a couple of nights on the River Kwai on a houseboat with some israeli chicks who were into it. Haunting it was


hmm I remeber enigma, haunting yeah liked the sounds of htat if remember. any particualr album of theres youd suggest to get for starters norpus.

#42 RodN

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 10:33 AM

Enigma has been a fave for me since backpacking in 91 in Thailand - spent a couple of nights on the River Kwai on a houseboat with some israeli chicks who were into it. Haunting it was


hmmm can you please expand on the rest of the evening....? :ph34r: ;)

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 10:47 AM

hmmm can you please expand on the rest of the evening....? :ph34r: ;)


hehe was it the music or the israeli chick's who were 'haunting' hehe :D

#44 norpus

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 11:51 AM

hehe was it the music or the israeli chick's who were 'haunting' hehe :D

hehe not saying anything on a public forum ;)

Al, I can't seem to lay my hands on the one from that time right now, nor the dvd version :(
Th one I have spinning at the moment is Love Sensuality Devotion which is a greatest hits compilation from 2001 - seems to have the goodies on it

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 12:35 PM

[quote name='alebonau' date='Jul 14 2007, 04:32 PM' post='721385']
ah what I like most about 2ch ...the music !

a thread for people to post what theyre listenign to at the present and anything that came across that they really liked the sound off :)

Myself recently picked up this disc here

STOCKFISCH RECORDS/CLOSER TO THE MUSIC VOL. 1 SAMPLER SACD

just like disc 2 that I picked up a week or two ago, found this to have lovely music beautiful vocals and instrumentaion and as recordings are quite amazing !
in looking for it, I actually found it suprisingly at a local retailers
http://www.audiophil...eatured-CD.html
the linn compilation sacd disc they have showing at $20 is a cracker as well !


I almost bought that Stockfisch one the other night. Instead I got the Chesky Records demonstration disc. Fantastic CD. Oh and for everyone's information I am going to plug a friend of mine who stocks the above and whole range of CD's and SACD's. They operate out of home and is a registered business called Rockian Records. They are in Greensborough in Melbourne and stock a lot of material dedicated to 2 channel listeners and pretty much anything. Give them a call on 9432-4149 and they will be happy to assist. Or do a google search for Rockian Records.


Cheers.

#46 Gutty

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 07:59 AM

Would be nice to have this made a sticky....

New acquisitions: Most got a run over the weekend.
CD:
Velvet Revolver - Libertad
Powderfinger - Parrables for wooden ears
Powderfinger - Double allergic
Limp Bizkit - Results may vary
Clutch - Clutch

SACD: These arrived yesterday, only played Avalon so far
Roxy Music - Avalon(deffinately rate this)
Elton John - Madman across the water
Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean boulevard(looking forward to having a listen to these 2 today)

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 11:45 PM

Decided to dust off a few of my Ben Harper CD's tonight. I have just sat for an hour listening to "Fight for your mind", start to finish and i cant recall a cd that has sent so many good shivers up my spine! Certainly a very special CD and well worth checking out. The production and recording quality is stunning.

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#48 Gutty

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 05:40 AM

Would have to agree with that Mo Jo. Great CD, by a great artist IMO.

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 07:55 PM

Will Boulware/ Take Five hybrid SA-CD
a fine stereo DSD recording

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 09:53 AM

Just as a query and thought it might be prudent to ask in a thread of music appreciation people are viewing. When it comes time for me to purchase the CD playing part of my new setup would you defineately recommend that SACD is a MUST or not necessarily so?

I will making up a 5.1 setup at this stage the Monitor Audio Gold series/Paradigm Stido 100 series/Aurum Cantus based systems are on my final decision list. (Althoough I am going to have a listen to an Ambience ribbon setup soon as well) :) Is SACD only good for multichannel listening?

cheers/