It is only appropriate to begin our 2019 Graham Demo CD compilation with A Celtic Tapestry Vol. 2, with Karen Casey’s cover of a timeless spell, “One I Love”. Hear the enduring power of Irish and Scottish traditions shine through fascinating textures […]Continue reading.
Making compilations has been my hobby since I was a teenager. Recording some of my choice vinyl cuts to digital was something I have done for many years. While I was happy with the results, the digitization never quite equaled the sonic performance of […]Continue reading.
As I write this post, Cassandra Wilson’s performance this past weekend at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center is still fresh on my mind. Time flew as we committed to those tickets months ago as soon as we found out about her tour. Back story is tha […]Continue reading.
I’m writing to express my gratitude for the services of Philip O’Hanlon and On a Higher Note in the recent purchase of my Vivid Audio Giya G1 Spirit loudspeakers. I’ve known Philip for several years now, as he was instrumental in the purchase of my pre […]Continue reading.
ZZ Top – “La Grange” Growing up on the other side of the pond, I only heard ZZ Tops 1973 hit in 2017. Thanks to HiFi+ for the recommendation. I think its important to have a classic rock song on the demo compilation, one that most people heard while th […]Continue reading.
The Irish are famous not only for inventing whisky but refining the process with the evolution of pot still whiskey. Pot still whiskey starts by blending malted and unsalted barley then is triple distilled where the volume of liquid is reduced but the […]Continue reading.
A While ago we did an A/B test having Ms. Lori Liberman perform live in our exhibits’ room at CES and we recorded that performance. We did an immediate playback. While the live performance was of course brilliant, the playback felt like the artist wa […]Continue reading.
Sibelius Piano Trio – Piano Trio in D Major, JS 209 “Korpo”: I. Allegro moderato I was honoured to be invited to attend the recording of this beautiful piece of chamber music by Yarlung Records at the Samueli Hall (Costa Mesa, So CA). It’s one of the […]Continue reading.
I had forgotten about this demo list for LPs, a project I did at the request of a client. After that, I thought the list should be for made public. With this Part 2 of 6, we focus on the classical albums and included below are the albums and the actu […]Continue reading.
We accumulated approximately sixty songs before we started whittling down the music around the Christmas holidays to finalize on almost 80 minutes of music that will fit on a CD. As always, our criteria are that the music primarily must be compelling […]Continue reading.
Since the launch of Gryphon, we have been running around the last three months with a show, seminar and dealer visit schedules right on top of each other, Thanksgiving week is a welcome break to pause and give thanks as we celebrate life with our loved […]Continue reading.
Audiophiles and music lovers are always on the hunt for new music. There are many classics audiophile albums here, though I’m sure I’ve forgotten some. I can assure you that all of these are musically compelling. I try to avoid albums that have just on […]Continue reading.
Sibelius Piano Trio DSD recording by Yarlung Records I have always been drawn to the early chamber music of the great composers, such as Beethoven & Mozart and have a soft spot for their piano trios. Imagine my delight in sitting in on a recording […]Continue reading.
Eclipse / Luxman room at RMAF 2016. Photo credit: Alan Sircom / Hi-Fi+ Alan Sircom singled out the Luxman / Eclipse room at RMAF 2016 in Hi-Fi+: “Finally, there were three rooms that deserve to be singled out for making an exceptional sound. The first […]Continue reading.
Philip O’Hanlon at RMAF 2016. Photo credit: Kemper Holt, enjoythemusic.com Philip…started us off on Sunday with a Sibelius Piano Trio, the piano sound resonant, percussive, and rich in tone, beautiful. Then we listened to an unreleased rehearsal take […]Continue reading.