Category Archives: music

Shades of Blue

Today’s album is Madlib, Shades of Blue. DJ, producer & rapper Madlib was given access to the legendary jazz label Blue Note’s archive. He produced this jazz/hip hop fusion double album which is very cool. Picked this up in Spillers the other day.

The Colour of Spring

I’ve not been blipping much recently but over the holidays quite a lot of vinyl has been acquired one way or another. So I’m going to do an album a day for a bit. You may want to unfollow.
Today Talk Talk’s the Colour of Spring- they started out in the new romantic movement in the 80s, but became much more interesting with this and subsequent albums which were very atmospheric. Picked this up in a sale after Christmas

New sound system

It’s my birthday soon so I treated myself to a turntable, amp & speakers in the sales. This arrived today and after a bit of faffing I set it up. I’m not really an audio nerd, I don’t have a good ear for fine differences but the quality of this compared to my old cheap turntable which I just plugged into a single speaker is amazing.