A Collection of New Vinyl Releases – April, 2009

Janelle Monae doesn't lack for ambition. That much is for certain after just a cursory listen to her debut E.P. "Metropolis: The Chase Suite." Monae has some heavy hitters in her corner, and they bring a lot to the production side of the recording. It's Monae's voice, however, that carries the day on this concept record. It gives the listener the impression that she can handle any style of vocal delivery that the job calls for, and many of those styles are accounted for during this brief first offering.
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SI Screens’ New Award-Winning Black Diamond Projector Screen Now Shipping

Austin, Texas, Aug. 25, 2008 â€" SI (www.sicreens.com) is proud to announce that it will feature its new award-winning Black Diamond projector screen at the 2008 CEDIA Expo, held in Denver from Sept. 4-7 at the Colorado Convention Center, booth 1056. Now shipping, Black Diamond, winner of an Electronic House 2008 Product of the Year Award and a “Best of Demo Alley” award-winner during the Electronic House Expo Spring 2008 trade show, has also recently been named a 2008 CEDIA Manufacturer's Excellence Awards Finalist.

Marantz TT-15S1 Turntable

The Marantz TT-15S1 has me so excited about vinyl again that it has me scrambling to find old LPs. A friend recommended that I check out a used CD store, and, "Oh yeah," he says, "they sell vinyl too!" Tunes in Hoboken, New Jersey has become a favorite destination when I can find parking and have a bit of time to kill searching through their ever growing collection. I never stop to look at the CDs by the way, but go straight to the 12" x 12" disc-size.