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September 12th, 2022

U-Turn Debuts New Theory Turntable

New turntable features molded magnesium one piece tapered armtube

By: Michael Fremer

Woburn, MA September 2022—U-Turn just announced the new Orbit Theory turntable, which the company describes as its “…next generation turntable, engineered for uncompromising playback."The new turntable includes the “easily adjustable” OA3 Pro tonearm featuring a tapered one-piece molded magnesium armtube fitted with Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge. An upgraded gimbal bearing with both shaft and housing machined from stainless steel allows for what U-Turn says is... Read More

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September 12th, 2022

Nanci Griffith Produces All Star Album

Lesser known gem

By: Michael Fremer

"This project is dedicated to the memories of all the other voices no longer traversing our earthbound radio airwaves...we will sing your songs often, with great pride..."

So begin the liner notes to this west Texas-bred folk singer's fifteenth album, and sequel to 1993's highly regarded "OtherVoices/Other Rooms" (Elektra 61464-2), though this new disc betters it with greater diversity of style (solo-duet-chorus), song, and performers as well as sheer beauty of production. 

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September 11th, 2022

Welcome To Tracking Angle!

A New Site With a Decades Long History

By: Tracking Angle

You’ve arrived at a new website, but one with a rich, more than quarter century-long history of music reviews and feature stories, both in-print and online.The Tracking Angle published its premier issue in January 1995 as a digest-sized, stapled, two-color, sound-conscious music magazine edited by Michael Fremer. It quickly became a full-color, glossy, perfect bound, full-sized magazine featuring an impressive roster of music reviewers and feature writers.16 issues... Read More

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