Its a sad fact that Bangor town has had no music retailer since January 2012 when HMV closed its doors in the town. Over the years Bangor has had numerous record shops, from Smyths for Records, Unicorn Records, Harrison/Musique, Kosmos, Underground Music, Plastic Passion, The Record and Tape Centre, Aquarius Music, MTM and Sho’nuff, to name a few of the independents that traded there over the years, but after HMV closed its doors in the town there had been no new music retailing in the town until Bending Sounds started trading in April 2017 …….
This will be the first in a series of review/visits of some of the record shops in Northern Ireland. It won’t be as expansive as my Scottish series back in 2012, simply because of logistic limitations, but I will do my best to visit all the main players in independant music retailing in the north of Ireland…..
Many years ago, in another life, I ran a Marantz CD7 with a Pathos Classic One mk2, which was a nice combination with the Ruark Equinox speakers I used then (now moved on) but after awhile I began to sense there was something not right in that set up. Purely by accident I […]
Who would have thought, that so much could be packed into such a small space, and sound so good. As I look at the AudioQuest DragonFly Red, weigh it in my hand, turn its shiny red body over and over, I am gob smacked by just what this tiny product can do, diminutive in size, modest cost, and yet truly it punches well above its weight in terms of soundquality…..
Way back when I started Adventures in High Fidelity Audio I had thought I would like to cover concerts as well as music releases (which I did at one time) alongside the main focus of AIHFA which was and always had been intended to be audio equipment reviews. As they say the road to hell […]