Shanling eC1B.

Shanling Tempo eC1B

Besides the Marantz main system, I’ve also got two more (more or less complete) systems. One is in storage and will return soon, the other one is … … this one. It consists of the Chinese Tempo CD-player I bought not so long ago (excellent […]

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"Macho Man CD Holder" (01).

“Macho Man CD Holder”

Today I played around with my camera a bit, showcasing my “Macho Man CD Holder” that I imported from the States years ago. It can only hold jewelcases and, if they conform to that size, digipaks, but I love the look of it. So, there […]

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Tangerine Dream. Virgin Years 1974-1978.

Tangerine Dream – Virgin Years 1974-1978

While waiting for THE box set of the year (, I’m going to give much of the same material a spin now. Tangerine Dream. The Virgin Years 1974-1978. Great stuff! P.S.: The new box is called “In Search of Hades: The Virgin Recordings 1973-1979” (16CDs […]

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Free. Songs of Yesterday.

Free – Songs of Yesterday

The next couple of hours will be spent with this one here. I have all their albums, but there are a bucket full of alternate takes, alternate mixes, single masters, stereo mixes and unreleased recordings on here that just make this a very worthwhile boxed […]

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John Shirley – Wetbones

Great weather here. I’m going to head out to the balcony to enjoy what might well turn out to be the first real glimpse of summer. It’s already very warm now. Somehow, I never got around to John Shirley’s 1991 novel, “Wetbones” (Mark V. Ziesing […]

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The Jazz Scene (Verve reissue).

The Jazz Scene (Verve)

Starting the day off with another one of Verve’s 1990s extravaganzas and Norman Granz’ 1949 lovechild, “The Jazz Scene” (Verve 2-CD reissue, with massive booklet, mirroring the 1949 original). Announced 9 months before its release around Christmas of 1949, it came with a lot of […]

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Andreas Vollenweider. Trilogy (2CDs).

Andreas Vollenweider – Trilogy

“The Trilogy” collects several early albums, all of which I had on LP as well. The sound of this collection is excellent and I’m just in the right mood for Vollenweider’s music just now. I listened to these albums endlessly in the 1980s.

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