Just before the world went mad

Looking back, Highend Mässa 2020, or HEM, as they call it, was held just 30 days before the world stopped. Before the world went mad, as the head of the Swedish Health Office put it.


Penaudio Karelia

The new flagship Karelia now stands alone on top of the Penaudio collection, and deviates significantly from the previous top models in terms of cabinet technology.


Helsinki Highend 2020

Helsinki Highend 2020 was held at the very last minute before the restrictions entered into force. Those were the days, my friend.


Sound art

Perishable vinyl

The new book of the Basque sound artist Mikel R. Nieto contemplates current lack of sensitivity toward the sound of water, snow and ice. A vinyl is attached.


Noise perceivers

Industrial designer and sound-enthusiast Lola Mijouin is not indifferent about noises.

Sound art

Horns at art’s service

A sound artist Yuri Suzuki unveils a new participatory artwork at Tuner Contemporary. Once again horns occupy the lead role.


Album reviews

In the footsteps of Prometheus

Prague/CZ based independent record label Animal Music is offering a new release of Nikol Bokova.

Album reviews

The virus hit the microphone

Chesky Records’ new release presents the music of Led Zeppelin played by Obed Calvaire, Bob Franceschini, Kevin Hays, & Orlando le Fleming.

Album reviews

Aho or Enescu?

A symphony written for a chamber orchestra makes an interesting type of composition that inspired composers from the early to late 20th century, Kalevi Aho and George Enescu among others.