Four artists to watch in contemporary jazz scene.
Architects got it right.
A product is a product, the customer is a person.
From Spark to Icon is Jens Bang’s ambitious and beautiful take on B&O’s industrial history.
Confident in style, less certain with technology. Which side the new BeoPlay S8 is on?
Vagn Holmboe was a prolific composer who is remembered for his symphonies
A lovable B&O system from 40 years ago.
A system of high synergy. A review from the INNER archive.
Leans on three basic principles of functionalism.
Nothing is ever still, ever completed.
Happy to breathe again and sharpen the senses.
Andreas Toftemark sends good vibes from his New York Flight.
Trio Medieval sings to restless souls.
An audiophile recording with non-trivial music by Peder af Ugglas.
Oloron is an uncompromising French loudspeaker with rarely used speaker technology.
The RH 545 Studio was Philips’ most advanced MFB loudspeakers monitoring its own playback through a feedback loop.
Does transparency of the cabinet translate to transparency of the sound? Some examples.
SUPERBLOOM is a collaborative debut between cellist Maarten Vos and pianist Nils Davidse.
Overtures aren’t the greatest music that classic music can offer. But Overture can be a name to a superb amplifier.
Peter Bjørnild & Frans de Rond have recorded albumful of jazzy music challenging the possibilities of current recording technology. A fabulous one-mic recording.
Prague/CZ based independent record label Animal Music is offering a new release of Nikol Bokova.
Chesky Records’ new release presents the music of Led Zeppelin played by Obed Calvaire, Bob Franceschini, Kevin Hays, & Orlando le Fleming.
Interbeing is an ambitious international ceramic and sound art project creating new collaborations between British and Chinese artists.
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.
UNITON EV-ST71 is a rare 50W power amp with a particularly interesting background.
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.
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.
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 was held at the very last minute before the restrictions entered into force. Those were the days, my friend.