Some gadgets save us time and cash and offer genuine solutions. Others are a complete waste of plastic. GARY STEEL assesses on a case-by-case basis. This time round he’s got a popular vinyl record washer in his sights.
Reviews and general editorial content about music including CD, DVD, Bluray, digital media and vinyl formats
Sometime in the early 1990s GARY STEEL picked up the phone expecting to chat to Ministry’s Paul Barker, and found himself talking to drummer Bill Rieflin instead. As a tribute to Rieflin, who died this week, for the first time we print the transcript of that conversation.
Pat Metheny’s career retrospective delights with dazzling displays and solo finesse, but definition is lacking for DAN SPERBER. Have we heard this quartet at its best?
How can an astonishing world-class act end up playing to 40 people in a residential house? GARY STEEL witnesses something miraculous.
It’s official: Our public radio broadcaster is effectively killing off RNZ Concert to compete in the “youth” market. PAT PILCHER and GARY STEEL are both appalled and dismayed.
It’s true that GARY STEEL is especially sensitive to sound. Here’s a selection of sounds that drive him to the brink.
Tom ‘Squarepusher’ Jenkinson continues to make sporadically brilliant and often maddening “smashed-together” musical concatenations. GARY STEEL examines the problem.
GARY STEEL has a rule about nostalgia. The rule is never to indulge in it. Let it be known that in this story he breaks his own rule about the most seminal year in his life and in music.