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Doug Adams and Kirk McElhearn discuss music and musicians, and how we listen to music, whether it be analog or digital, downloaded or streamed, audio, or video.
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We talk with Kyle Devine, author of a new book about the environmental impact of music recordings, which raises a number of issues that we had never previously considered. Guest: Kyle Devine (https://www.hf.uio.no/imv/english/people/aca/tenured/kylerd/) Decomposed: The Political Ecology of Music (https://amzn.to/39lSXJX) Show notes: Nightmares on wax: the environmental impact of the vinyl revival (https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/jan/28/vinyl-record-revival-environmental-impact-music-industry-streaming) Shellac (Wikipedia) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shellac) Vinyl Record Production in Peril After Fire at California Plant (https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/apollo-masters-fire-vinyl-records-lacquer-production-949648/) What the Vinyl Records Comeback Really Looks Like… (https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2016/08/15/vinyl-records-comeback-really-looks/) Phtalate (Wikipedia) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phthalate) William T. Vollmann: Carbon Ideologies (https://amzn.to/2Si4699) Our next tracks: Sir András Schiff plays The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (Visual Album) (https://music.apple.com/us/album/sir-andr%C3%A1s-schiff-plays-well-tempered-clavier-book/1491864032) Cream: Goodbye Tour - Live 1968 (https://amzn.to/38ruiny) If you like the show, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
Andy Doe joins us again to discuss the perils of having software-controlled audio equipment. After the Affaire Sonos, when the company announced that a lot of its older products would become "obsolete," perhaps it's time to think more carefully about how long hardware we buy will last, when it depends on software. Guest: Andy Doe (https://properdiscord.com) Show notes: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (https://www.trinitylaban.ac.uk) LSO Live (https://lsolive.lso.co.uk) Starting in May 2020, some of our oldest products will no longer receive software updates or new features. We want to explain why and your options. (https://blog.sonos.com/en-gb/end-of-software-updates-for-legacy-products/) Sonos Recycling Program Just Creates Waste (https://kirkville.com/sonos-recycling-program-just-creates-waste/) Playing Multi-Room Audio After Sonos (https://kirkville.com/playing-multi-room-audio-after-sonos/) Sonos, Squeezed by the Tech Giants, Sues Google – The New York Times (https://kirkville.com/sonos-squeezed-by-the-tech-giants-sues-google-the-new-york-times/) HomePod vs. Sonos One Stereo Pair Comparison (https://kirkville.com/homepod-vs-sonos-one-stereo-pair-comparison/) AirPlay (Wikipedia) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AirPlay) Sonos, Squeezed by the Tech Giants, Sues Google – The New York Times (https://kirkville.com/sonos-squeezed-by-the-tech-giants-sues-google-the-new-york-times/) Episode #147 - Kirk's New Sonos Amp (https://www.thenexttrack.com/150) Ring Doorbell App Packed with Third-Party Trackers (https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/01/ring-doorbell-app-packed-third-party-trackers) The Cost of Avast's Free Antivirus: Companies Can Spy on Your Clicks (https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-cost-of-avasts-free-antivirus-companies-can-spy-on-your-clicks) Internet of Shit (https://internetofshit.net/home) Our next tracks: Yesterday (https://amzn.to/37CbelR) The Rezillos: Can't Stand The Rezillos (https://amzn.to/38P7j5C) If you like the show, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast. Special Guest: Andy Doe.
Chris Connaker of Audiophile Style renovated the attic of his house and turned it into the ultimate listening room. He then tuned it using amazing speakers, acoustic treatment, and DSP (digital signal processing). He explains how he went about this, and how the room itself is perhaps the most important element in an audio system. Guest: Chris Connaker (https://audiophilestyle.com/) Show notes: A New Listening Room Part One (https://audiophilestyle.com/ca/bits-and-bytes/a-new-listening-room-part-one-r751/) A New Listening Room Part Two: Acoustics, Speakers, DSP (https://audiophilestyle.com/ca/bits-and-bytes/a-new-listening-room-part-two-acoustics-speakers-dsp-r863/) REW (Room EQ Wizard) (https://www.roomeqwizard.com) DSP - Digital Signal Processing (Wikipedia) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_signal_processing) Our next tracks: Yes: Close to the Edge Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here David Bowie: Heroes The Clash: London Calling Rolling Stones: Exile on Main Street Brian Eno: Another Green World The Who: Live at Leeds Grateful Dead: Live/Dead Bob Dylan: Blood on the Tracks If you like the show, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
For the first episode of the new decade - the last one recorded in the previous decade - Doug and Kirk look back on their year in music. Show notes: Honkyoku (Kirk's shakuhachi website) (https://honkyoku.com) The Zen of Everything (Kirk's podcast) (https://www.zen-of-everything.com) Rode Procaster microphone (https://amzn.to/2to4FEa) Yamaha AG03 mixer (https://amzn.to/2Fc9Slh) Episode #147 - Kirk's New Sonos Amp (https://www.thenexttrack.com/150) KEF Q350 speakers (https://amzn.to/2F9Kk8x) Q Acoustics 3020I speakers (https://amzn.to/36hLA5n) Amazon Echo Dot (https://amzn.to/2QIuiHQ) Tivoli Audio model One (https://amzn.to/2MOGxS3) Episode #162 - Apple's New Improved macOS Media Apps (https://www.thenexttrack.com/165) Doug's AppleScripts (https://dougscripts.com/itunes/index.php) Time Out: We Don’t Give Music Enough Time to Grow on Us Anymore (https://kirkville.com/time-out-we-dont-give-music-enough-time-to-grow-on-us-anymore/) John Cale: Music for a New Society (https://amzn.to/2sDkGWQ) Our next tracks: Chick Corea Trio: Trilogy (https://amzn.to/2QhZjnd) Harry Nilsson: Pussy Cats (https://amzn.to/2Qfzx2U) If you like the show, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
There’s got to be a German word for this. It’s that feeling, that first second, when you heard Jingle Bells in the middle of summer. Show notes: Episode #58 – David Weigel on the History of Progressive Rock Trio Mediaeval: Folk Songs Bruce Springsteen: Santa Claus is Coming to Town Do They Know It’s Christmas We Are the World Bob Dylan: Christmas in the Heart Bob Dylan: Must Be Santa (video) The Jethro Tull Christmas Album Apple Music Christmas Playlist Die Hard It’s a Wonderful Life A Charlie Brown Christmas Vince Guaraldi Trio: A Charlie Brown Christmas I Wish it Could Be Christmas (article) The Kinks: Father Christmas Nat King Cole: The Christmas Song Emerson, Lake & Palmer: I Believe in Father Christmas Mannheim Steamroller: Christmas Ghosts of Christmas Past Roomful of Blues: Roomful of Christmas Our next tracks: Harold Budd: Bandits of Stature (https://amzn.to/2S27S6H) Frank Zappa: The Hot Rats Sessions (https://amzn.to/2S4mJ0p) If you like the show, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
Sid Smith is the official biographer of King Crimson. He recently updated his book, In The Court Of King Crimson - An Observation Over 50 Years, that tells the tale of this seminal band. We talk with Sid about everything Crimson. Guest: - In The Court Of King Crimson - An Observation Over 50 Years (https://burningshed.com/sid-smith_in-the-court-of-king-crimson_book) Show notes: DGM Live (https://www.dgmlive.com) Episode #161 - Philip Thomas on Morton Feldman's Piano Music (https://www.thenexttrack.com/164) Episode #97 - Jerry Ewing on Progressive Rock (https://www.thenexttrack.com/100) Our next tracks: CBGB (movie) (https://amzn.to/33N6Yxh) Jeff Beck: Blow By Blow (https://amzn.to/2YcsLNK) If you like the show, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
Lewis Shiner's latest novel Outside the Gates of Eden is a saga that begins at a Dylan concert in 1965, then follows a musician and his friends as they age, up to the present. This novel has a huge scope, with moving scenes about music, and about a generation growing up. (Apologies for the sketchy Skype audio quality.) Guest: - Lewis Shiner (https://www.lewisshiner.com) Show notes: Outside the Gates of Eden (https://amzn.to/2QBFacq) Episode #28 – Music and Mystery: Author Peter Robinson on Music in His Novels (https://www.thenexttrack.com/29) Why Bob Dylan Matters (https://amzn.to/2qltEqS) Episode #67 – The Grateful Dead’s Legendary 5/8/77 Cornell Concert, with Author Peter Conners (https://www.thenexttrack.com/70) Our next tracks: Fontaines D.C.: Dogrel (https://amzn.to/2qlwXyi) Mother's Finest: Another Mother Further (https://amzn.to/2rdIlfu) If you like the show, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
Doug and Kirk spend a half hour or so discussing Apple's new apps that replace iTunes on the Mac. They rant, they praise, they shrug, they laugh, and they reminisce on what was, while imaging what could have been. It was a very good year. Show notes: The iTunes Guy column on Macworld (https://www.macworld.com/column/itunes-guy/) CarPlay Crashes Constantly in My Car (https://kirkville.com/carplay-crashes-constantly-in-my-car/) The iTunes and Everything Apple forum on Audiophile Style (https://audiophilestyle.com/forums/forum/87-itunes-and-everything-apple/) Kirk's new book, Take Control of macOS Media Apps (https://www.takecontrolbooks.com/media-apps/) Poll: What Do You Think of the New macOS Media Apps that Replace iTunes? (https://kirkville.com/poll-what-do-you-think-of-the-new-macos-media-apps-that-replace-itunes/) In Praise of the iTunes Column Browser (https://kirkville.com/in-praise-of-the-itunes-column-browser/) hierarchically /ˌhaɪəˈrɑː.kɪ.kəl.i/ (https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/hierarchically) Search Results to Playlist AppleScript (https://dougscripts.com/618) Join Together (https://dougscripts.com/apps/jointogetherapp.php) Most Recent AppleScript Updates (https://dougscripts.com/itunes/scripts/scriptcount.php?sortBy=Most%20Recent&op=y) Our next tracks: Dietmar Berger: The Manchester Gamba Book (https://amzn.to/2JThxrB) The Pretty Things: Greatest Hits (https://amzn.to/2rdIlfu) If you like the show, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
Episode #161 - Philip Thomas on Morton Feldman's Piano Music Philip Thomas has recorded a 5-CD set of all of Morton Feldman's music for solo piano. We discuss with him one of the most interesting of 20th century composers and the unique nature of sound in Feldman's works. Guest: Philip Thomas (https://www.philip-thomas.co.uk) Morton Feldman Piano box set on another timbre (http://www.anothertimbre.com/mortonfeldmanpiano.html) Show notes: Episode #155 - Running a Small Record Label: Another Timbre (https://www.thenexttrack.com/158) Morton Feldman (Wikipedia) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morton_Feldman) David Tudor (Wikipedia) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Tudor) American Sublime - Morton Feldman’s mysterious musical landscapes (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2006/06/19/american-sublime) (Alex Ross in the New Yorker on Morton Feldman) Our next tracks: Jan Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble: Officium (https://amzn.to/2p9DOKi) XTC: Black Sea (https://amzn.to/3608Gha) If you like the show, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
Episode #160 - Golden Years

Episode #160 - Golden Years

2019-10-0900:28:00

Ginger Baker has died, and we reflect on older musicians and how they keep on performing, even without any new material, until their golden years. Show notes: Ginger Baker obituary (The Guardian) (https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/oct/06/ginger-baker-obituary) Beware of Mr. Baker (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1931388/) Episode #143 - Too Old to Rock 'n Roll (https://www.thenexttrack.com/146) Cream Farewell Concert (YouTube) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FZ0pv9R1uY) Town Hall / Symphony Hall, Birmingham (https://www.thsh.co.uk/whats-on/category/gigs) Steve Hackett: Selling England by the Pound Cruise (http://www.hackettsongs.com/news/newsTour2020.html) Episode #24 – Composer Timo Andres on Contemporary Classical Music (https://www.thenexttrack.com/25) Our next tracks: Orchestral Manoeuvers In the Dark: Souvenir (https://amzn.to/31ZQ3Y1) Mike Oldfield: Five Miles Out (https://amzn.to/2OvtDtR) If you like the show, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
Amazon announced a new lossless and high-resolution music streaming service. Has high-res music finally come to everyone? We talk with Chris Connaker, of Audiophile Style, to try to understand Amazon's logic. Guest: Chris Connaker: Audiophile Style (https://audiophilestyle.com/), Superphonica (https://superphonica.com/) Show notes: Amazon Music HD (https://amzn.to/2lyoeWQ) Amazon Launches Amazon Music HD (and Lies a Lot) (https://kirkville.com/amazon-launches-amazon-music-hd-and-lies-a-lot/) Apple's Mastered for iTunes; now called Apple Digital Masters (https://www.apple.com/itunes/mastered-for-itunes/) Amazon's press release, with the quote from Neil Young (https://press.aboutamazon.com/news-releases/news-release-details/amazon-music-introduces-highest-quality-audio-streaming-amazon) Book Review - Neil Young's To Feel The Music: A Songwriter's Mission to Save High-Quality Audio (https://audiophilestyle.com/ca/reviews/book-review-neil-youngs-to-feel-the-music-a-songwriters-mission-to-save-high-quality-audio-r834/) Episode #38 – New in Audio at the Consumer Electronics Show (where we discuss MQA) (https://www.thenexttrack.com/39) Our next tracks: Franz Schubert: Piano Trios Op.99 & 100 (https://amzn.to/2lpCSQs) To Cry You a Song: A Collection of Tull Tales (https://amzn.to/2mvPiX8) (Discogs info (https://www.discogs.com/Various-To-Cry-You-A-Song-A-Collection-Of-Tull-Tales/release/2623401)) If you like the show, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast. Special Guest: Chris Connaker.
Doug and Kirk discuss some audio-related projects they carried out this summer, new Sonos gear, streaming audio in the home, the iTunes visualizer, and more. Show notes: My New Vitsœ Shelves Have Freed Up Space in My Office (https://kirkville.com/my-new-vitsoe-shelves-have-freed-up-space-in-my-office/) Rams (documentary about Dieter Rams) (https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/rams-subtitled/id1475443451?uo=4&at=11l6om) Kef Q150 speakers (https://amzn.to/2LrJuaT) Q Acoustics 3010i speakers (https://amzn.to/2NWOENT) Kirk's comfy chair is an older model from this brand, similar to this style. (https://shop.stressless.com/en-gb/recliners/stressless-opal/p/000000000000078016?pid=12550150940103) Sonos Move (https://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/move.html) Sonos One SL (https://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/one-sl.html) Sonos Port (https://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/port.html) Sonos Connect (https://amzn.to/31g7eEH) Kef LS 50 wireless speakers (https://amzn.to/2LsaKpX) Netgear Orbi mesh wi-fi system (https://amzn.to/34GiFaP) Episode #136 - Breaking Up with iTunes? (https://www.thenexttrack.com/139) Episode #145 - The Future of iTunes Redux (https://www.thenexttrack.com/148) Episode #152 - Flogging a Dead App: Is it Really the Death of iTunes? (https://www.thenexttrack.com/155) Sculpting Time - The Andrei Tarkovsky Collection (https://amzn.to/2Ad8RHm) Three Dog Night (Wikipedia) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Dog_Night) Our next tracks: Tarkovsky Quartet: Nuit Blanche (https://amzn.to/2NVrBD1) Three Dog Night: Captured Live at the Forum (https://amzn.to/2NYJbGu) If you like the show, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
Andy Doe joins us to discuss CD packaging. The types of packages used, such as jewel cases and digipacks, and the marketing behind those Big Classical Box Sets. Guest: Andy Doe (https://andydoe.com/) Proper Discord (https://properdiscord.com/) Show notes: Andy's video about how to unwrap a CD (YouTube) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvRLrMcJvbo) O-cards and J-cards (https://www.nationalaudiocompany.com/2127-2/) Beethoven Symphonies, Roger Norrington, The London Classical Players (https://amzn.to/2L1Cl0U) Beach Boys: US Singles Collection (https://amzn.to/2MH74Cp) Murray Perahia: The First 40 Years (https://amzn.to/2MFMUsH) Bach 333 – The New Complete Edition (https://amzn.to/2L18mq3) Mozart 225 - Complete Edition (https://amzn.to/2L200OA) In Praise of the iTunes Column Browser (https://kirkville.com/in-praise-of-the-itunes-column-browser/) Julianna Hatfield, Only Everything: https://kirkville.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/hatfieldOnlyEverything.png Our next tracks: Mitsuko Uchida Plays Schubert (https://amzn.to/2ZyqUpE) The Kinks: The Anthology 1964-1971 (https://amzn.to/2PgAQ2Z) If you like the show, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
We discuss the future of the music business, and come up with at last 10 ideas about how things will change in the next 10 years. Because 10 is a good number. Show notes: Robert Klein: "Now You Can Get Every Record Ever Recorded" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRjl_nIRSLk) 10 Ways The Music Industry Will Change In 10 Years (https://www.vibe.com/photos/10-ways-music-industry-changes-10-years) The future of music: 10 predictions from industry professionals (https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/future-of-music-10-predictions-from-industry-professionals) 10 Trends That Will Reshape the Music Industry (https://www.midiaresearch.com/blog/10-trends-that-will-reshape-the-music-industry/) David Cronenberg: eXistenZ (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Existenz) Watch Beatlemania Descend On Abbey Road To Mark 50th Anniversary Of Iconic Album Cover Shoot (https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/beatlemania-abbey-road-fiftieth/) Episode #35 – Musician and Developer Peter Chilvers on Brian Eno’s Album and App Reflection (https://www.thenexttrack.com/36) Nocturnal after John Dowland (https://brittenpears.org/explore/benjamin-britten/music/work-of-the-week/49-nocturnal-after-john-dowland/) Our next tracks: Benjamin Britten: Nocturnal, after John Downland; performed by Paul Galbraith (YouTube) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iY74itDa-Mw) Gang of Four: Entertainment! (https://amzn.to/2Z6hi57) If you like the show, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
We welcome Simon Reynell, who runs Another Timbre, a one-man record label that releases experimental and contemporary music. Simon tells us how he started the label, and what it's like to run a record label in a niche of this kind. Guest: Simon Reynell (http://www.anothertimbre.com/allaboutjazzarticle.html) Another Timbre (http://www.anothertimbre.com) Show notes: Frank Denyer: music for shakuhachi (http://www.anothertimbre.com/denyershakuhachi.html) John Cage: Two2 (http://www.anothertimbre.com/cagetwo2.html) John Cage's Number Pieces (Wikipedia) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_Pieces) Episode #69 – Brian Brandt of Mode Records on John Cage, Morton Feldman, and the Music Business (https://www.thenexttrack.com/72) Episode #80 – John Cage (https://www.thenexttrack.com/83) Episode #123 - John Cage's Silent Piece 4'33" (https://www.thenexttrack.com/126) Wandelweiser (Wikipedia) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wandelweiser) Edition Wandelweiser Records (https://www.wandelweiser.de) Wandelweiser und so weiter (http://www.anothertimbre.com/page145.html) Harold Budd on Morton Feldman (https://harmonicsdb.wordpress.com/2014/12/31/harold-budd-on-morton-feldman/) Brian Eno on the Andrew Marr Show (https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00071g0/the-andrew-marr-show-21072019) Our next tracks: Brian Eno: Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks) (https://amzn.to/3187FjA) Captain Beefheart: Trout Mask Replica (https://amzn.to/2YqqD7J) If you like the show, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
The Sony Walkman was introduced 40 years ago. When it first came out, it was the biggest change in musical listening since the record player. It ushered in an era of personal listening, and, with the popularity of cassette tapes, changed the music industry. Show notes: As Sony's Walkman Turns 35, a Look Back at Its Inception (https://time.com/2940385/sony-walkman-35-years/) (Shows a photo of the TCS-300) TC-D5 (http://www.walkmancentral.com/products/tc-d5) TPS-L2 (the first Walkman) (http://www.walkmancentral.com/products/tps-l2) 3M Wollensak Magnetic Tape Recorder, Model 1500 SS, 1960-1965 (https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/digital-collections/artifact/388490) Aiwa portable cassettes players (http://www.walkman-archive.com/gadgets/series_aiwa_px_line.html) Home Taping Is Killing Music (Wikipedia) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_Taping_Is_Killing_Music) Laurie Anderson: United States Live (https://music.apple.com/us/album/united-states-live/285632854) Our next tracks: The Cure: Faith) (https://amzn.to/2Sps7cP) Led Zeppelin: Physical Grafitti (https://amzn.to/2JQK9AI) If you like the show, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
Philosopher John Lysaker joins us to discuss his recent book about Brian Eno's Music for Airports. We talk about the idea of ambient music, and how Music for Airports defined a genre. Guest: John Lysaker (https://www.johntlysaker.com) John Lysaker's book Brian Eno's Ambient 1: Music for Airports (https://amzn.to/2Xo8Cam) Show notes: Episode #150 - Ambient Music (https://www.thenexttrack.com/153) Brian Eno: Ambient 1, Music for Airports (https://amzn.to/2xszkiC) Music for Airports liner notes (http://music.hyperreal.org/artists/brian_eno/MFA-txt.html) Arvo Part: Tabula Rasa (https://amzn.to/2XqFuiL) Brian Eno: Behind The Reflection - BBC Click (YouTube) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv7epY75Wa0) Scape (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/scape/id506703636) Brian Eno: Reflection (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/brian-eno-reflection/id1180524479) Our next tracks: Brian Eno: Another Day on Earth) (https://amzn.to/2Jmeo2f) Crazy Horse: Crazy Horse (https://amzn.to/326hobH) If you like the show, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
"iTunes is dead!!!" claim a number of websites and publications. Even on the TV news they were saying that "Apple has discontinued iTunes," that "it's the end of an era." Apple made big announcements at the company's Worldwide Developer Conference in early June. Did they really kill off iTunes? We look at this subject, yet again, for what will be the last episode about the future of iTunes, at least until the next one. Show notes: Episode #136 - Breaking Up with iTunes? (https://www.thenexttrack.com/139) Episode #145 - The Future of iTunes Redux (https://www.thenexttrack.com/148) Episode #149 - In Which We Discuss the Potential Breakup of iTunes Yet Again Because We Really Didn't Have Anything Else to Talk About This Week (https://www.thenexttrack.com/152) iTunes Doesn’t Look so Dead to Me (https://www.kirkville.com/itunes-doesnt-look-so-dead-to-me/) About the upcoming changes with iTunes on Mac (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210200) First Thoughts About Music.app (https://dougscripts.com/itunes/2019/06/first-thoughts-about-music-app/) Our next tracks: Rolling Thunder Revue (Netflix) (https://www.netflix.com/title/80221016) Toadies: Rubberneck (https://amzn.to/2ZvRlZh) If you like the show, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
We welcome back Chris Connaker, who tells us about the latest trends in hi-fi at the Munich High End audio show. Guest: Chris Connaker: Audiophile Style (https://audiophilestyle.com/), Superphonica (https://superphonica.com/) Show notes: High End Munich (https://www.highendsociety.de/index.php/en/home.html) Josh (https://www.josh.ai) Qobuz (https://www.qobuz.com) Episode #147 - Kirk's New Sonos Amp (https://www.thenexttrack.com/150) Focal Maestro Utopia Evo speakers (https://www.focal.com/en/home-audio/high-fidelity-speakers/utopia-iii-evo/floorstanding-speakers/maestro-utopia-evo) Warwick Acoustics (https://warwickacoustics.com) DCS Bartók DAC (https://www.dcsltd.co.uk/products/bartok-headphone-dac-amplifier/) Burmester Audiosysteme (https://www.burmester.de/en/) Tech Das (https://techdas.jp) Our next tracks: Tangerine Dream: Official Bootleg Series Volume Three (https://amzn.to/2WqgjfG) BR5-49: The Best of BR5-49 (https://amzn.to/2KugGyG) If you like the show, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast. Special Guest: Chris Connaker.
The problem with the genre of ambient music is that most of it is not ambient music. No one really agrees on what exactly ambient music is. We discuss the genre, and the music, and how we feel about this type of music. Show notes: Brian Eno: Music for Airports, Bang on the Can (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/eno-wyatt-davies-bang-on-a-can-music-for-airports/389889337): Music for Airports](https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/eno-wyatt-davies-bang-on-a-can-music-for-airports/389889337) Ambient Essentials (Apple Music) (https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/ambient-essentials/pl.472dc0c5efe548bb9846e484378aa47b) Morton Subotnick: SIlver Apples of the Moon (https://music.apple.com/us/album/morton-subotnick-silver-apples-of-the-moon-the-wild-bull/472279905) Brian Eno: Ambient 1: Music for Airports (https://music.apple.com/us/album/ambient-1-music-for-airports/724435863) Brian Eno: Discreet Music (https://music.apple.com/us/album/discreet-music/724643909) Brian Eno: Music for Installations (https://music.apple.com/us/album/music-for-installations/1355781373) Morton Feldman: Triadic Memories (https://music.apple.com/us/album/feldman-triadic-memories/1401568259) Terry Riley: In C (Wikipedia) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_C) Lester Bangs interviews Eno (http://music.hyperreal.org/artists/brian_eno/interviews/musn79.html) George Winston: December (https://music.apple.com/us/album/december/418470064) Ludovico Einaudi: Seven Days Walking: Day 3 (https://music.apple.com/us/album/seven-days-walking-day-3/1458597198) Harold Budd: Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror (https://music.apple.com/us/album/ambient-2-the-plateaux-of-mirror/724653175) Miles Davis: The Complete In a Silent Way Sessions (https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-complete-in-a-silent-way-sessions/833082788) List of ambient music artists (Wikipedia) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ambient_music_artists) Our next tracks: Ryuichi Sakamoto: Playing The Piano 2013 In Yokohama (https://amzn.to/2WgOoOl) David Bowie: Stage (https://amzn.to/2HvcQTR) If you like the show, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
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