Review: For Brazilian music collectors, the two 1970s albums by sadly departed vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Ana Mazzotti have long been must-have sets. Listening to Far Out's new reissue of the second of those, 1977's self-titled "Ana Mazzotti", it's easy to see why. The album is warm, woozy and groovy, joining the dots between slick and summery samba-jazz, synthesizer-laden bossa-nova, Azymuth style jazz-funk/fusion (see the delicious and laidback "Sou") and the kind of atmospheric, otherworldly deepness rarely heard in Brazilian popular music during that period. Highlights are plentiful throughout, with "Cordao", the spacey and up-tempo "Eta Samba Bom" and languid "Bairro Negro" among the many standout tracks.
Review: Richard Fearless returns to his Drone imprint with a hand stamped, white label album sampler leading up to his forthcoming album "Deep Rave Memory". Feel the power of "Atlas Of Insanity" on the A with its noir-ish, metal edged intensity that's equally as brutal as it is elegant. On the flip, "New Perspective" is a deeper and more hypnotic affair with its mesmerising chime melody and ethereal layers of pads supported by a broken beat which keeps you on the edge. All material from the forthcoming album was recorded at the Death In Vegas main man's Metal Box, overlooking the Thames where he drew from the studio's industrial environment for inspiration.
Notes: M-Audio celebrate their 20th birthday in the traditional way: by announcing a special edition MIDI interface. First released in 2000, the Midisport 2x2 is an old favourite. Simple but effective.
Released in celebration of M-Audio's 20th anniversary, the Midiman MIDISPORT 2x2 Anniversary Edition multi-port USB MIDI interface delivers a new look and enhanced functionality. The compact interface addresses 32 x 32 discrete channels of MIDI I/O via USB, making it ideal for simultaneously connecting multiple MIDI devices to your computer, as well as eliminating delays associated with long MIDI THRU chains. Standalone functionality also gives you MIDI throughput and merge capabilities. Bus-powered architecture provides the option of totally mobile operation.
The MIDISPORT 2x2 was first introduced in 2000 - and quickly became the world's most popular USB MIDI interface. This overwhelming success inspired the creation of an entire MIDISPORT line designed to meet the varying needs of diverse music makers. Our special Anniversary-edition MIDISPORT products commemorate this success with a brand-new look.
Review: When is a psychedelic rock album not a psychedelic rock album? Anyone who has quickly scrawled answer-on-postcard reads "when it's Temples" can go straight to the top of the class. Evidently you have been paying attention over the course of the British three piece's last two full length records. It's not that things don't sound pretty out there and trippy. All the elements to achieve that are here, but the accessibility is ramped up to the level of a pop album, with arrangements owing more to traditional song craft than anything particularly experimental. Don't read that as criticism, though. Tracks like "Not Quite The Same" are huge, proud, instantly catchy but far from obvious numbers. "You're Either On Something" thumps and lunges through its various permutations, "Atomise" pares everything back, luring us in, before opening up into a frantic, grunge-metal guitar line. We can only imagine the fun they had recording it.
Me! I Diconnect From You (BBC Peel Session) (3:07)
Down In The Park (BBC Peel Session) (4:18)
I Nearly Married A Human (BBC Peel Session) (6:38)
Review: Beggars Banquet turn to their Arkive arm for this 40th anniversary edition of Tubeway Army's classic early works. "The First Recordings", from 1979 has been identically sequenced as the original release with early versions of the tracks. Alongside hits "Replicas" and "Are "Friends" Electric?", our picks of the batch are "Me! I Disconnect From You", an archetypal deadpan delivery with mechanical grooves, the grungy and rock-laced "Only A Downstat" and lovable robo-pop "We Have A Technical".
Heavy duty, double-brace "X" with height & tilt adjustable second & third tier
Notes: Professional heavy duty, double-brace "X" stand with height /tilt adjustable second and third tier.
The ""Pro Series"" stands are capable of holding the heaviest keyboards safely and securely. All stands feature The Original locking disc system and super heavy duty 30 mm x 30 mm steel tube bracing for extra sturdiness and structural support.
The QL/623 can be expanded by adding QLX/4 Mic stand or QLX/5 Sheet music holder (optionals).
Leg depth: 26" - 66 cm
Main Tier depth: 17.9" - 42.5 cm
2nd & 3rd Tier depth: 12" - 30.5 cm
2nd & 3rd Tier angles: 90, 81, 72, 63, 54 deg
Folded height: 40.4" - 102.7 cm
Overall Weight capacity: 265 lb - 120kg
2nd tier weight capacity: 60 lb - 27 kg
3rd tier weight capacity: 60 lb - 27 kg
Weight: 24 lb - 10.9 kg
Brace tube size: 30 mm x 30 mm
Tiers tube size: 30 mm