Honeyed, luxe, and aristocratic
A group of New York audiophiles gathered to hear Shindo-san’s amplifiers and taste the wines they’re named after.
Your brain, your music – or the other way round?
If human mind was identical with the brain, brain research would have a better chance to be relevant to music psychology.
Kari Bremnes – a story teller
“The words and the stories are my main instruments. My voice too but I’m not as conscious about that as I am about the words, and maybe that’s a good thing.”
On musical reproduction
” … mere sound is capable of expressing things, whether mental or extra-mental. And a good performance is a performance that unlocks that meaning, that lets the music speak or sing what it has to say.
Chords for eyes
Of all (visual) arts, abstract art is best suited for posing ontological questions about art itself, and because of that, also for accompanying music.
Waves, Spectra and Sounds
To calculate a Fourier transform, all you have to do is listen.
Rainbow Studios – Jan Erik Kongshaug
”A good sound comes from a good musician and a good instrument”, says Jan Erik Kongshaug, founder of the famous Rainbow Studio in Oslo.
EV Patrician 800
If indeed “mighty” is an adjective that could be attributed to a loudspeaker, here’s one that definitely deserves it.
Uraltone PP EL34
A specialty shop for audio components sells its EL34 amp primarily as a DIY kit but for butterfingers, also as assembled.
Medieval polyphony and unique sound
The Trio Mediaeval makes the northern wind sing.
Surrounding Opus 3
Opus 3 once was synonymous for great music recorded in authentic recording venues with minimal micing. Great music is still there but for the rest: times are changing. Jan-Eric Persson explains.
2L – a high-quality Nordic sound
In 2L recordings the listener sits in the midst of the musicians.
“Sounds of a century”
A digitizing project of all recordings issued in Finland since 1901 is currently under way at the Music Library.
12 Tonar – a top record shop from Iceland
Two three years ago I asked the rather progressive 12 Tónar record shop in Iceland to send me some material …
Fortune Favours The Bold – Ernest Ansermet
Beginner’s luck can start off a career. But in the long run, fortune favours the bold: The story of Ernest Ansermet and the OSR.
What makes a good recorder recording?
Not only are there different sounding recorder recordings, but also some recorder players sound better than the others.
My four favorite lute CDs
Like to take a time travel? To experience the mystique of listening to music that have survived the centuries? Choose lute music.
How do you collate your record collection?
When filing away your precious sounds how do you approach the task; do you file by: A – Z by artist or group,…
“Talk with my turntables“
“At the beginning, there is the alpenhorn. Then, there are the first few overtones. Bizarre sounds are generated before images of the sublime world of mountains.”
Two books on recording
The first book attempts to offer a broader and more dynamic understanding of the recording industry, while the second unveils the historical meaning of the most important digital format of our times: MP3.