Audiophilia

Industry

Complexity of hi-fi design

How to design electronic devices to people who not only are ambivalent about design/outer appearances but often openly hostile to it?

Industry

Helsinki Hi-Fi 2019

Snapshots. Quick thoughts.

Reviews

Burson Audio Timekeeper

Just a few observations on the Timekeeper driving a half a dozen of loudspeakers, of different kind.

Culture

Sound art

Bodily music to the letter

One-plus-one-is-three performs using EEG signals to control sounds, lights and images.

Exhibition

Men, masculinity and technology

Two recent independent exhibitions reflected masculinity. Neither of them too optimistically.

Sound art

Zach this out

Zach Rowden does most peculiar things with his double bass, and does it sensibly and with a meaning.

Music

Album reviews

Captiva

Zeena Parkins’ latest album makes captivating listening.

Album reviews

Haydn String Quartets Op. 64

The Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet’s mono LP is wonderful both in terms of performance and sound quality.

Album reviews

Opus 3 goes Blues

The Swedish record label Opus 3 is widely known for its audiophile grade recordings. In early days it was more jazz and classical music, nowadays increasingly blues.