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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

John Martyn’s master-tapes


From the vaults, with all the mojo of dust, stains and hand-written notes 🥇

One of my most-beloved musicians, ever ❤️

P.S. - yes! The yellow stickers says what you read… tapes are fragile and these gems must be preserved, don’t you!?!

Disk of the day - Mask of Confidence (Ritmo&Blu 2022)


A one of a kind record, folks!

If you love some Prog/Psych/fuzzy flavors this music will bring you in the past and immediately - at light-speed - in the future.

Jeff Collier, an American living in Berlin, a gifted, chameleon voice whose texture is as broad as it can be, reminding to me David Sylvian, Brian Ferry and Peter Blegvad, yet remaining brand-new and unique.

The instrumental palette is extremely various and sound is first-class, engineered at Ritmo&Blu premium studio by Stefano Castagna, who beside the hard work engineering, also actively contributed to final result both composing, arranging and playing several instruments.

A great disk of great music, sounding to my ears like a fresh rain in these extremely hot days.

Do you a favor, pals: grab a copy of this disk (look at attached pixies for details) and you won’t regret.

The cover artwork is by Lorenzo Castagna: kudos to him 👍


P.S. - yes, dear die-hard King Crimson’s scholars: Pat Mastelotto is part of the daredevils on the disk, but - hey! - this music doesn’t need “a star” to shine!

The whole is more than the sum of the parts, indeed.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Alvin Curran


I remember him with Musica Elettronica Viva in concert in early ‘70s: I was in my teens and - thanks to his works with Memè Perlini and Ciao 2001 magazine - I knew him before Terry Riley and LaMonte Young and Tony Conrad… 

The memory of this concert is so well carved in my memory…

This sought-after disc gave to me same

shivers and goosebumps!

Collecting frenzy as per Robert Crumb


… but so true for myself, as well… 


Friday, June 17, 2022

Analogtechnik DST15D SSV cartridge


Aka “La Scala”, the top of the line by Analogtechnik’s… soon to be tested and tasted by yours truly, thanking Maestro Daniel Kim 🥇

DST15D La Scala (VVS) is meteorit polepieces and vintage German-Made copper coils, made with a several days-long work to obtain the desired magnetic flux and weight. 

A truly unique handmade jewel 🥇

Let’s hear if this beauty will be able to undermine my beloved DMT25 # 001 🎶🎶🎶

Sunday, June 12, 2022



Seldom seen classic ad

Ikea goes vinyl


Swedish House Mafia aka Ikea will soon introduce a turntable with Bluetooth and USB… sure its name will contain a lot of k å and ø, enough to be unpronounceable 😏

Yet, here is the interesting looking turntable:


The Pinocchio Empire


Where lies thrive…

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Analogtechnik DST15D Platinum La Scala


Another masterpiece from Daniel Kim’s one-man-company, soon to be tasted by yours truly.


Dave Smith passed away 😢


RIP for engineer, musician and synth legend Dave Smith - founder of Sequential Circuits, the man behind the Prophet 5 synthesizer and "Father Of MIDI".

He changed (in better) music we love.

Condolences to his family.


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

The making of Bright Phoebus


Also known as English folk music Sergeant Pepper…

Here are the Bill Leader’s master-tapes 🥇 with studio hand-written notes and old dusty and battered boxes… seldom seen stuffs.

I invite people not knowing this masterpiece to give it a listen (on YouTube, at least 😏)