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Wireless Music Systems: Air your tunes

Bowers & Wilkins Wireless Music Systems comprises two new products that combine effortless wireless streaming with Bowers & Wilkins sound quality. The A7 and A5 Wireless Music Systems marry the… Read more

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Album review: Cat Power – Sun (Matador)

While it’s only been six years since Cat Power, a.k.a. Chan Marshall, released her last album of original material, The Greatest, it sounds like well over 60 years have passed.… Read more

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Album review: The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwiends (Warner Brothers)

As the alt-generation’s band of merry pranksters, The Flaming Lips have been afforded generous leniency regarding creative projects and maverick decisions. Not that earlier moves required much defense. For instance,… Read more

Why rip your CDs? And why rip them to lossless?

Why rip your CDs? And why rip them to lossless?

Ripping music – transferring it from a physical format into a purely digital form stored on a computer drive – was once regarded with suspicion by those who prize sound… Read more

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Album review: Redd Kross – Researching The Blues (Merge)

This summer, a band consisting of brothers, and one formed in the L.A. area in the ‘70s, has been cashing in on the reunion circuit. That band is not Redd… Read more

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Album review: Smashing Pumpkins – Oceania (EMI)

For years, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan—long an avowed fan of professional wrestling—has reveled in playing the heel. Over the last decade, the singer has feuded with former bandmates (most… Read more

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Album review: Ches Smith’s Cong For Brums – Psycho Predictions (88 Records)

From Baby Dodds’ tumbling his way through “Spooky Drums” to Han Bennink getting giddy on Tempo Comodo, the choices a percussionist makes when he or she sets up shop alone… Read more

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Martyn Ware’s Tales From The Bridge installation in London

Martyn Ware, synth legend, founder of Heaven 17 and immersive sound artist, was commisioned to create a unique new work to celebrate the 2012 Olympics. Ware has created a mesmerising … Read more

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Tone Audio’s test tracks for speaker evaluation

Part of my day job at TONEAudio Magazine deals with evaluating equipment from numerous manufacturers. The Bowers & Wilkins 802 Diamonds happen to be one of my reference tools of choice… Read more