One of the best-sounding CDs to have come from NZ can’t quite compete for quality of songwriting
SHM-CDs offer 100 percent of master-tape quality sound
U2’s Auckland show is amazing, and terrible. Gary Steel explains why
First-hand video look at Rotel’s new streaming all in one component.
Naim’s new Ovator S-400 loudspeakers were on show in Auckland. Ashley Kramer listens.
Rega releases new standalone DAC
ATC’s powerhouse SIA2-150 integrated amplifier reviewed by Ashley Kramer
Superb electro cheese with plenty of action for synth festishists
Exceptional art pop from England that seems destined for oblivion. Typical.
Former members of Broadcast and Plone go for trite
Disappointing follow-up suggests Bradford Cox is keeping his best ideas for future solo projects
Die!Die!Die! make it to the third album, and it’s an acceptable trade-off between compromise and natural evolution