Author: Mark Smotroff

Mark Smotroff is a freelance writer and avid music collector who has worked for many years in marketing communications for the consumer electronics, pro audio and video games industries, serving clients including DTS, Sega, Sony, Sharp, AT&T and many others. www.smotroff.com Mark has written for EQ Magazine, Mix Magazine, Goldmine/DISCoveries Magazine, BigPictureBigSound.com, Sound+Vision Magazine, HomeTechTell.com and many others. He is also a musician / composer whose songs have been used in TV shows such as Smallville and Men In Trees as well as films and documentaries. www.ingdom.com Mark is currently rolling out a new musical he's written: www.dialthemusical.com.

Listening Report: Max Roach’s We Insist! Vinyl Reissue

Audiophile Music, Audiophile, Audiophile News, Vinyl

Mark Smotroff is glad to have Mono and Stereo versions of an important release…

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Listening Report: Hermeto Pascoal’s New Live Album Recorded In A Planetarium

Audiophile Music, Audiophile News, Compact Disc, Streaming, Vinyl

Mark Smotroff hopes more listeners discover a Brazilian artist’s fantastic music… ...

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Record Store Day Preview: Bill Evans Live In Buenos Aires, 1973/1979

Audiophile Music, Analog, Audiophile, Audiophile News, Compact Disc, Record Store Day, Vinyl

Mark Smotroff appreciates the between-the-lines recordings from his favorite artists…...

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Record Store Day Preview Listening Report: The Lost Mingus Album From Ronnie Scott’s

Audiophile Music, Analog, Audiophile, Audiophile News, Record Store Day, Vinyl

Mark Smotroff rejoices over a jazz legend’s late peak period archival release…

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Listening Report: Karen Dalton’s In My Own Time 50th Anniversary Edition Vinyl

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Mark Smotroff appreciates the nuance underlying a folk blues legend… ...

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Listening Report: Zappa & The Mothers 1971 Super Deluxe Editions (Part 2, The Rainbow Concert)

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Mark Smotroff continues his deep dive into an important era of Zappa’s band…...

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Listening Report: Zappa & The Mothers 1971 Super Deluxe Editions (Part 1)

Audiophile, Audiophile Music, Audiophile News, Compact Disc, News, Vinyl

Mark Smotroff dives head first into a misunderstood and underrepresented era of Zappa’s band…...

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Listening Report: Take A Time Trip Back To 2000 With Tripping Daisy

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Mark Smotroff likes the sound of a flower just before it's about to bloom… ...

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