Archive for the Genespeak – The Cranky Dubmaster Category

JOHN COLTRANE’s legendary BLUE TRAIN album gets the deluxe reissue treatment courtesy of Blue Note Records; multiple versions are in-stock now!

JOHN COLTRANE’s legendary BLUE TRAIN album gets the deluxe reissue treatment courtesy of Blue Note Records; multiple versions are in-stock now!

On September 15, 1957, John Coltrane went into Rudy Van Gelder’s living room studio in Hackensack, New Jersey and recorded his first great masterpiece

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Musical soulmates reunite on the JOSHUA REDMAN QUARTET’s new EP, Longgone, featuring BRAD MEHLDAU, CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE and BRIAN BLADE. It’s out NOW on LP & CD!!

Musical soulmates reunite on the JOSHUA REDMAN QUARTET’s new EP, Longgone, featuring BRAD MEHLDAU, CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE and BRIAN BLADE. It’s out NOW on LP & CD!!

The set’s coaxingly soulful title track is unfurled by Redman’s tenor, which is surrounded by Blade’s bustling brushwork, Mehldaus nudging chords

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FRANK SOLIVAN & DIRTY KITCHEN bring the progressive bluegrass heat on their new album, HOLD ON.

FRANK SOLIVAN & DIRTY KITCHEN bring the progressive bluegrass heat on their new album, HOLD ON.

FRANK SOLIVAN & DIRTY KITCHEN are true masters of progressive bluegrass. They have built a reputation as one of the most exciting bands on the scene, delivering electrifying live performances and

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KENDRICK LAMAR ascends to hip-hop royalty with his new album “MR. MORALE & THE BIG STEPPERS,” in-stock NOW on 2xLP vinyl!

KENDRICK LAMAR ascends to hip-hop royalty with his new album “MR. MORALE & THE BIG STEPPERS,” in-stock NOW on 2xLP vinyl!

Here, Kendrick Lamar has done everything possible to remind listeners that he’s just a man, as full of fear and regret and flaws and a thousand tightly wound contradictions as any other.

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AMANDA SHIRES’ new album TAKE IT LIKE A MAN is an illusion-shattering dose of truth about life and love. It’s in-stock now at Horizon!

That pose that Amanda Shires strikes on the cover of Take It Like a Man — is it the look of allure, or alarm? Even after some time spent with the record therein, it still seems like it could be either.

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JACK WHITE’s ENTERING HEAVEN ALIVE is his second album of the year, and a quieter, more reflective work.

JACK WHITE’s ENTERING HEAVEN ALIVE is his second album of the year, and a quieter, more reflective work.

Just four months after JACK WHITE released the ultra-modern, brutalist fuzz of FEAR OF THE DAWN in April, then he returns with ENTERING HEAVEN ALIVE. Where Fear of the Dawn was sharp edges

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KENNY ROBY finds the quiet spaces between beauty and sadness on his new self-titled album, out now!

KENNY ROBY finds the quiet spaces between beauty and sadness on his new self-titled album, out now!

When you close your eyes and listen to KENNY ROBY’s self-titled album, you can imagine an alternate world where Roby channels Leonard Cohen. Whatever the metaphors used to describe his artistry,

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JOAN SHELLEY graces us with her first new album since 2019 with THE SPUR, out now on LP & CD!

JOAN SHELLEY graces us with her first new album since 2019 with THE SPUR, out now on LP & CD!

James Elkington produced the album, and it features appearances from Bill Callahan, Meg Baird, British novelist Max Porter, and Shelley’s husband Nathan Salsburg. Shelley recorded the album about a year ago,

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PETER ROWAN’s “Calling You From My Mountain” is a stunning statement of purpose from a bluegrass pioneer.

Calling You From My Mountain, out June 24th on Rebel Records, finds the legendary bluegrass standard-bearer and erstwhile musical pioneer touching on topics that deal pointedly with today’s troubling circumstances.

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Dazzling bluegrass musician MOLLY TUTTLE releases her finest album to date with CROOKED TREE, in-stock NOW on vinyl LP & CD!

Her third full-length album CROOKED TREE is the first for the respected Nonesuch label and Tuttle is taking no chances. She not only employed iconic veteran

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  • TECHNICS SL-D202 turntable
    The semi-auto SL-D202 was introduced in 1981 as the replacement of the D2 model. They continued the tradition of employing a high quality direct drive motor and great sounding tone arm. The cue control was moved to the outside of the table for easier access. This turntable has been professionally […]
  • TECHNICS SLD2 TURNTABLE w/ custom paint job
    The semi-auto SL-D2 is the workhorse of the Technics family. Time has proven this model extremely reliable due to its high-quality direct drive motor and tone arm. This unit features a unique (and very handsome) custom paint job and has been professionally inspected, refurbished, lubricated and has […]
  • Yamaha 5-disc Carousel CD Player
    Tons of programming options and 18bit digital conversion (w/ 8 X oversampling)! Heavy duty unit and professionally inspected and refurbished!     […]
  • Thorens MM 008 Pre-amplifier
    Audiophile grade phono pre-amplifier, extremely clean sound and as reliable and well-constructed as they get! High versatility and ease of use: the MM 008 phono preamplifier can be adjusted to match the tonal characteristics of your pick-up cartridge, ranging from an MM setting to three different […]
  • Technics SLDD2 Turntable
    Technics direct drive quality at an affordable price! The great thing about Technics is they made quality affordable tables that were never “cheap”. This semi-auto SL-DD2 is one of the easiest turntables to operate. Simply move the tone arm over to start the record! This turntable has been […]
  • Technics SLD20 Turntable
    The semi-auto SL-D20 was the most popular of the p-mount turntables. They are ultra-reliable and feature a high-quality direct drive motor. This table has been thoroughly tested and is operating at 100%! Has been fitted with a like new audio technical stylus, Plug and play!       […]
  • Onkyo TX SR 876 Receiver
    Modern AV receiver with plenty of inputs and outputs and turntable READY with on-board phono pre-amplifier! Robust power for surround or otherwise at 140 watts PER CHANNEL! 140 watts x 7 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.05% THD. THX® Ultra2 Plus certification new THX listening modes for optimized […]
  • Haffler XL 280 Power Amplifier
    Legendary dedicated power amplifier, pure audiophile grade sound (No gain or tone control needed!), and near non-existent self noise! This is one of the very best amplifiers that Hafler made. It offers 145 watts per channel into 8 ohms, and is stable down to 1 ohm, offering 325 watts for short […]
  • Audio Research LS1 Line Stage Amplifier
    No tone adjustment needed, pure sound for the sound purist! The Audio Research LS1 Line Stage Amplifier is designed to accommodate music lovers who exclusively use line-level input sources — digital or analog — for the reproduction and enjoyment of music in their home audio systems. In technology, […]
  • SONY BDP-S580 BLU-RAY PLAYER
    The BDP-S580 has built-in Wi-Fi and the best current lineup of streaming-media services, including Netflix, Amazon Instant, Hulu Plus, Vudu, Slacker, and CinemaNow! […]
  • TECHNICS SL-D30 TURNTABLE
    The Technics SL-D30 is a fantastic direct drive turntable featuring the same sound specifications as the SL-D3 model (Which is usually considerably higher in price) […]
  • TECHNICS SL-D20 TURNTABLE
    This unit has been completely refurbished including lubrication and calibration! Includes vintage Audio Technica cartridge with OEM stylus! […]
  • TECHNICS SL-D3 TURNTABLE
    The Technics SL-D3 is the FULLY AUTOMATIC version of the SL-D2 which is regarded as the workhorse of the Technics family. […]
  • TECHNICS SL-D2 TURNTABLE
    The Technics SL-D2 has been considered the workhorse of the Technics line of turntables for decades. […]
  • TECHNICS SL-D1 TURNTABLE
    The Technics SL-D1 turntable is a FULL MANUAL version of the legendary SL-D2, this model has been regarded as a “tank” and “indestructible” among hi-fi enthusiasts for decades. […]
  • SANSUI S2000 SPEAKERS
    The Sansui S2000 speakers have been highly regarded in the hi-fi community for decades and for good reason! […]
  • SAMSUNG BDPS 580 BLU-RAY PLAYER
    Very nice Blu-Ray player, with remote! Enjoy 3D Blu-ray Disc movies in Full HD 1080p--also supports standard Blu-ray Disc movies in HD and upscales DVDs to near HD quality. […]
  • RCA 45-EY-2 45rpm TURNTABLE
    The RCA 45-EY-2 is an AC operated 3 tube automatic phonograph with mono amplifier and speaker.  The turntable is a 45 RPM, model RP-190-1, which holds up to twelve 7 inch fine groove records. Uses crystal pickup with medium output voltage. Also uses Qty(1) PM Elliptical 4″ x 6″ speaker. […]
  • NAKAMICHI BX 300 CASSETTE DECK
    The BX-300 incorporates a wealth of original Nakamichi technology such as the Discrete Three Head system, a Direct Drive Asymmetrical, Diffused Resonance Dual Capstan Transport etc. […]
  • NAD 7020E RECEIVER
    This NAD 7020E is an absolutely rock solid receiver, 2x20watts and AM/FM receiver is perfect for bookshelf and medium sized speakers. To those familiar with the NAD 3020E Stereo Amp, this unit employs much of the same technology!       […]
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