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AnalogPlanet Mar 2022

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Sibelius Piano Trio Performs "The Korppoo Trio"
Grammy award winning Yarlung Records out of Los Angeles California has been releasing classical music albums on CD, LP, and R2R tape since as far back as 2006, but they had somehow managed to escape my radar.

Carlos Santana's Blessings and Miracles Sweepstakes!
Register to win one of three Carlos Santana Blessings and Miracles Vinyl Editions (value $34.98 each), or a limited edition Carlos Santana hand signed Blessings & Miracles PRS SE Doublecut Electric Guitar (value: $2,995/priceless) we are giving away.

Kid A Mnesia: Kid A and Amnesiac Together At Last
Radiohead has re-released two of its most experimental and critically acclaimed albums, Kid A and Amnesiac remastered at half speed from the original digital files for phenomenal fidelity, in a set that includes another record of previously unreleased material from those sessions.

Candid Records Relaunch Features 5 Classics Cut From Tape by Bernie Grundman
Candid Records, founded in 1960 with Nat Hentoff as A&R director produced a catalog of great jazz and blues releases that also featured superb sound. A label relaunch was announced last week by new owners Exceleration Music with 5 exceptionally fine titles leading the way, mastered by Bernie Grundman.

SME Updates Loricraft's Record Cleaning Machines
When SME purchased Garrard it also bought the Loricraft brand of "string type" record cleaning machines. SME then upgraded both models. This video shows how they work and accompany a write-up in the April 2022 issue of Stereophile magazine that will shortly be available on newsstands, mailed to subscribers and available as part of a digital subscription.

KUZMA Announces New SAFIR 9 Tonearrm
Following 5 years of R&D Franc Kuzma today introduced his latest creation, the SAFIR 9 tonearm. The conical arm tube is fabricated from sapphire-- "the first implementation of the precious stone" for this application.

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Finally! The Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds Series Reaches the Presses
The extensive, long planned and then delayed Contemporary Records-Acoustic Sounds series finally drops beginning May 13th with six key titles mastered AAA by Bernie Grundman, pressed at QRP on 180g vinyl and presented in Stoughton Old Style Tip On jackets. The series is a continuation of Craft Records' 70th Anniversary Contemporary Records Celebration.

Anders Koppel's Mulberry Street Symphony Is Made For These Times
Danish immigrant Jacob Riis's photojournalism book "How the Other Half Lives" published in 1890 documents the squalid life in New York City's teeming Lower East Side slums crowded with Irish, Jewish, Italian, Chinese and other newly arrived immigrants.

Catching Up With Colin Hay
Everyone has that band or performer that represents in his or her life a particular time and place. Colin Hay for me is one of those artists.

If You're Using an Oscilloscope to Set Azimuth Here's a Really Handy Program Courtesy WAM Engineering
If you're using an oscilloscope to set azimuth you are well aware of the math hassles involved. First you have to convert the derived voltages into dBVolts then you have to subtract the smaller number from the larger to determine the crosstalk and you have to do it twice: L-R, R-L.

Is The Kid A Mnesia Vinyl Set Worth Your Money?
In November 2021, Radiohead combined their "twin albums" Kid A (October 2000) and Amnesiac (May 2001) with a previously unreleased outtakes collection, Kid Amnesiae, for the highly anticipated three-disc Kid A Mnesia.

Review Explosion: The Weeknd, Burial, Hikaru Utada, The Beatles, & Beach House
Review Explosion, curated by contributing editor Malachi Lui, is AnalogPlanet's guide to notable recent releases and reissues. It focuses on the previous few months' new releases for which we don't have time or energy to cover more extensively.

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