This just in: Stop Making Sense, the iconic Talking Heads live concert film, will be re-released on August 18 in a restored 4K version courtesy of A24, in tandem with 2-LP, digital, and Dolby Atmos releases from Rhino. That’s news in itself, but there’s more: these versions will for the first time include the complete concert, with two previously-unreleased songs, “Cities” and “Big Business/I Zimbra.” Heaven is a place where something sometimes happens.
In this issue: Don Lindich has another look at AXPONA 2023. I cover Octave Records’ The Art of Hi-Fi Volume 02: Soundstage, and talk with Paul McGowan about the topic. Andrew Daly talks with indie rocker Joe Cannon of Resurrectionists, and Gideon King of New York City’s soulful Gideon King & City Blog. Russ Welton asks: can we expand the ways in which we listen to music? J.I. Agnew pushes the limits of recording audio.
Harris Fogel visits high-end headphones maker Audeze. We run Part One of FIDELITY magazine’s Munich HIGH END 2023 show report. Howard Kneller dreams about an $8,200 power cord. Anne E. Johnson grooves to jazz bass legend Ron Carter, and recent recordings of pre-Baroque composer Tomaso Albinoni. We close the issue with a seal of approval, heavenly blues, and a stairway to knowledge.
J.I. Agnew, Ray Chelstowski, Andrew Daly, Harris Fogel, Jay Jay French, Tom Gibbs, Roy Hall, Rich Isaacs, Anne E. Johnson, Don Kaplan, Ken Kessler, Don Lindich, Stuart Marvin, Tom Methans, B. Jan Montana, Rudy Radelic, Tim Riley, Wayne Robins, Alón Sagee, Ken Sander, John Seetoo, Dan Schwartz, Russ Welton, Adrian Wu
Ivan Berger, Steven Bryan Bieler, Steve Kindig, Ed Kwok, Ted Shafran, David Snyder, Bob Wood
“Cartoon Bob” D’Amico
James Whitworth, Peter Xeni
James Schrimpf, B. Jan Montana, Rich Isaacs (and others)
Audio Anthropology Photos:
Howard Kneller, Steve Rowell
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