Monday, December 29, 2014

Make your own vinyl records at home!

Photo from the Kickstarter page.
With less than two days to go the Kickstarter fundraising campaign for DRC (Desktop Record Cutter) is a success.

Pledging 7 000 Australian Dollars (that's 5 969 US $, 3 672 £ or 4 687 €) would land you your very own disk cutting machine. But since that option is all sold out we'd go for the 85 AUD method of support giving you up to 15 minutes of your own music or whatever cut on a vinyl record by the guys behind DRC.

Read more about it here:

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Happy Holidays!

As our social media feeds fill up with Xmas greetings we can somewhat smugly call ourselves ahead of the loop.

Stationed in Sweden Radio Dupree has the privilege of starting the holiday celebrations for real already on Christmas Eve.
So we've seen Santa arrive and leave, and we've eaten and drunk to our hearts content.

But to all you a late arrivals we say "welcome to the Holidays and enjoy it as much as we are."


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Steely Dan's The Royal Scam gets the Kung Fu treatment

Here's a bit of a Christmas gift for Steely Dan fans. The New Haven based band Kung Fu performing the whole Royal Scam album from start to finish December 19 in New York helped along by lamongst others egendary drummer Bernard Purdie (The Royal Scam, Aja and Gaucho) and current Steely Dan guitarist Jon Herington.
The video above is not what you should focus on, but the free streaming/download option over at Here's the link:

Or listen right here:

And more on what the Kung Fu band is can be found here:

Saturday, December 20, 2014

New King Crimson CD - from the 2014 tour

Live At The Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, USA.
1. Walk On: Monk Morph Chamber Music
2. One More Red Nightmare
3. Banshee Legs Bell Hassle
4. The ConstruKction of Light
5. The Letters
6. Sailor’s Tale
7. Starless

Total time: 41 minutes

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Michael Leonhart produced Kickstarter project from G. T. Thomas

"150 copies of interactive art odyssey – set to the tune of 8 exotic pop songs on collectible vinyl postcards."

That's how Postacard from your mind is presented on the Kickstarter page started by G.T. Thomas.
Who's G.T. Thomas? Well, we first heard of her as a Steely Dan fan way back and then she did a record in 2011 titled The Lucky Pedestrian Years. We played it here on Radio Dupree.

She's currently living in Amsterdam, Holland and her plan is to raise the money to get this latest project done with Steely Dan band member and solo artist Michael Leonhart.

Read more about the Kickstarter project and if you like what you read consider backing it. (Deadline is December 13!)
Here's the first song from the project:

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Steely Dan's Aja and Gaucho out on SACD again

Steely Dan's Aja from 1977 and Gaucho from 1980 has just been released once more on SACD in Japan.
We at Radio Dupree thought that this audio format was long gone, but apparently not!

Both releases based on DSD masters made in 2010 from the original analog tapes.

Expect them to be available as expensive imports where you live (if it's not in Japan), but with the online options around these days a better price is just one or two clicks away!

More on the SACD format.
OK. So what's this DSD then?

Friday, December 05, 2014

Weekend music: Brand new Japanese pop from indigo la End 「さよならベル」

Wikipedia article on indigo la End.

Jethro Tull's War Child gets the 40th Anniversary treatment

The senventh studio album by British rock group Jethro Tull is titled War Child and was released in October of 1974. The ten song album is now out in a number of versions to celebrate it becoming 40th year old.

You can get it all in the 2 CD + 2 DVD edition comprising of the original album remixed in stereo and 5.1 with bonus tracks. Three of them unreleased until now. Plus 10 orchestral pieces for the planned movie that never saw the light of day with nine of the pieces previously unreleased. Plus the original album mix in a so called "flat transfer" at 96/24 and the quadrophonic mix including two bonus tracks in 4.0. Plus an 80 page booklet, promo footage, rare and unseen photos.

The new stereo remix of the original album will also be sold separately on CD.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

What Zappa music would you like to hear today?

Frank Zappa died on December 4, 21 years ago. What Zappa piece or album do you think is appropriate to listen to today? Let us know. Write a comment below!
Anyway, the Radio Dupree staff has loaded the playlist with as much Zappa we are allowed to play. (Yep, has certain rules about that, but there is still room for a lot of good music).

The Duprees

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Radio Dupree Top 8 - December 2014

1. Chris Forsythe & The Solar Motel Band - I Ain't Waiting
Uncut - Eclipsed

2. Pink Floyd - Things Left Unsaid
The Endless River (Deluxe Edition)

3. The Rolling Stones - It's All Over Now
Singles Collection: The London Years

4. Bruford - Land's End
Gradually Going Tornado

5. Talking Heads - Mr. Jones

6. The Rolling Stones - No Expectations
Beggars Banquet

7. Elton John - Oscar Wilde Gets Out
The Diving Board

8. Joe Jackson - Heart of Ice
Body & Soul
Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

And coming in at number one this time a track from a cover CD found on the November 2014 issue of music magazine Uncut. The music on the compilation is influenced by/related to Pink Floyd that also appear on the cover. All thanks to the new album The Endless River. An album that slides in a track at number two on this month's compact chart.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Swedish music movie ストックホルムでワルツを gets Japanese premiere

The movie Monica Z about Swedish jazz singer and actress Monica Zetterlund premiered in Sweden September last year and was a major hit. It has slowly spread internationally shown in a handful of countries, with Japan being the latest.
Retitled ストックホルムでワルツを (Stockholm Waltz) it premiered this past weekend.

Wikipedia entry on Monica Zetterlund here.

Original Swedish movie poster: