May 2013 archive

Daniel Lanois “Acadie” 2xLP (Record Store Day reissue, Diverse Records UK)

This is one of the best remaster/repackages I’ve ever heard or seen. Too bad about the quality control once the project hit the pressing plant. Acadie is a 1989 release on Eno’s Opal label. This Record Store Day LP reissue — limited to 1000 copies —  is repackaged in a gatefold sleeve, with a second …

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Blue Coast Records Puts DSD Where Its Mouth Is

I attempt to avoid cliches like “bleeding edge” and “pushing the envelope,” but Blue Coast Records is evangelizing for DSD like no other label. The’re recording performers with state-of-the-art DSD setups, then offering a $200 coupon for the high-resolution downloads from their online store with the purchase of the Mytek DSD-capable DAC. Long live vertical …

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