Christian Rintelen is a Swiss-based freelance writer, AD, DIY audiophile and music lover with more than 1000 cover versions of the Blackwell’s Fever.
The sound may be essential to music, but in making a brilliant album so is the cover. And no cover can compete with a LP cover.
In German turntables there are Midsummer Dreams (Mendehlssohn) and flamboyant symphonies (Brahms). What happens when an elegant puny contester takes the measure of a bombastic tank (Bruckner)?
The new 1.4 pays tribute to Gradient’s older loudspeaker models and their objective qualities. An afternoon with the head designer Jorma Salmi.
New music for a contemporary baroque orchestra. FIBO & Jukka Tiensuu.
When it is about everything, Louise Nevelson named it Totality. For the smaller collages she gave no name.
The new National Museum of Estonia is taking off from the old runway.
Known for its sculptured loudspeakers, Estelon has set its ambitions very high in order to attain something that is not easily achievable.
When he’s playing guitar it doesn’t sound as if he were. A true guitar wizard with a big heart.
An immersive art installation of unprecedented scale summons the mystery of its notorious underground parties. Halloween in extreme.
The Synthese 2 looks bizarre as a loudspeaker but has a plausible explanation for its appearance.
Michael Lavorgna’s images tell you more about your relationship to mechanics and technology than you actually knew.
Only one exists, and only one knows how to play it.
Four in the morning she would wake up and start working on her drawings in a manic manner, Bach, Beethoven or Dvorak on the background.
The sound may have a deeper dimension than the West admits. A phono amp from the lab of truth.
When technical efforts have not been wasted.
Composer, filmmaker and videographer, Phill Niblock is best known for his minimalist and experimental music.
The desire to simplify, to weed out excess and get to the heart of the matter is a cyclical human tendency both historically and personally.
Harro Koskinen is best known for his socially critical works which draw on Pop Art. In one, a turntable plays black crispbread.
Want to know what happens when a sousaphone becomes the bass, and the guitar the only one to play harmonies? Check out Roni Martin & Kalabalik Brass Band’s latest album.
The turntable specialist Roksan is not just a turntable specialist. New amplifiers will be launched and old ones upgraded. Kandy L.III belongs to the latter group.
Berlinde de Bruyckere uses hanging and stacked animal hides to make us think of the delicate difference between being an animal and becoming mere material.
It may look like a gadget, but what really makes it worth resting one’s head on its soft surface, is the hard techniques that’s gone into it.
The book is by far the best. But what would be the second best way to tell the Alice’s story in the wonderland? A ballet at the Finnish National Opera/Ballet.
In the highend world of smells, scents are listened to.
One of world’s top CD players, Ayon Audio’s 3sx, has tubes for two different outputs; a pair for the CD player, two pairs for the preamp. Which way to go?
The biannual music festival of contemporary music, Musica Nova, was held in Helsinki 2 – 12 February 2017. A breakthrough of electronics?
When an man places a metal counterweight at the other end of a tonearm in order to fine-adjust the tracking force of the 10 gram cartridge, it’s called audiophilia. When another man places 40 tons of concrete to counterweight a steamroller at the other end of a massive balk, it’s called art. Is it art? What is art, anyway?
Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin’s three-penny opera combines traditional flamenco with modern sung poetry, and does it with pertinent fervor.