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Meiko: Playing Favorites

By | January 11th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

Meiko: Playing Favorites

The best, most affecting singers tend to meet us at the intersection of Nuance and Intimacy Street, a corner the folk-leaning vocalist Meiko has clearly made her home. For this tight-knit collection of an even-dozen covers, Meiko and her two bandmates were ensconced in the same room at the Hirsch Center, a former church in Brooklyn, New York, around a Theoretica Applied Physics’ BACCH-BM Pro in-ear binaural microphone placed in the ears of a B&K 4128-C dummy head. Breath control and subtle shifts from syllable to syllable are Meiko’s milieu, as witnessed by how she exhales at the end of …… Read the full article

Crack The Sky Move Forward by Living in Reverse

By | December 27th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Crack The Sky guitarist/producer Rick Witkowski and vocalist/songwriter John Palumbo got on the line with us to discuss the collaborative symbiosis of their in-tandem sonic Crack attack on two concurrent new releases, Living in Reverse and Crackology, how important The Beatles remain in their respective creative DNA, and how embracing the past sets them up for a bright future.
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Richard Lloyd: The Countdown Will Be Televised

By | December 21st, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

We got on the line with iconoclast guitarist Richard Lloyd to discuss the vinyl-intended sonic template of his new laser-sharp solo album The Countdown, why Television’s seminal 1977 debut album Marquee Moon remains perpetually influential, and his take on creating sound in outer space.
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Scott Kirkland Reboots The Crystal Method

By | December 12th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Scott Kirkland of The Crystal Method got on the line with us to discuss getting back to his core electronic music values on The Trip Home after parting ways with his longtime collaborative partner Ken Jordan, his thoughts about remixing new and catalog material in Dolby Atmos, and refocusing his goals following brain surgery.
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Ted Nugent: The Music Made Me Do It

By | December 7th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

The Motor City Madman himself, Ted Nugent, got on the line with us to discuss the sonic impetus for his new album The Music Made Me Do It, the never-ending importance of capturing the right guitar tone, and the connection we all have with where and how music itself ultimately originated.
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Jean-Michel Jarre Dives Deep Into Equinoxe Infinity

By | November 28th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

We got on the line with electronic music maestro Jean-Michel Jarre to discuss his adventurous new album Equinoxe Infinity, his far-reaching “multi-mono” surround sound goals, how to best harness the way music moves through space, and how he fielded a “spatial” performance suggestion from noted sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke.
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Electronic Music Pioneer Klaus Schulze Emerges Anew With Silhouettes

By | November 21st, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

We check in with Berlin-born electronic-music maestro Klaus Schulze about his excellent new ambient album Silhouettes, his view of surround sound, how the many significant socio-political changes in Germany over the past 60-plus years have affected his creativity, and what future generations might make of his endlessly fascinating “picture music.”
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Steven Wilson Dissects His Latest ‘Home Invasion’

By | November 7th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Photo by Hajo Mueller.

We called Steven Wilson, the once and future king of surround sound, to discuss the differences between mixing live quad for a performance venue and then mixing the same show for his Home Invasion: In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall Blu-ray, the importance of creating dynamics and tension release, and how to keep an audience engaged for 3 uninterrupted hours.

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The Stones Roll on Wax

By | October 24th, 2018|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

The Stones Roll on Wax

Like the ever-shifting sands of time, the Rolling Stones continue to, well, roll on. In fact, the World’s Greatest Rock ’n’ Roll Band wrapped up their most recent No Filter tour in the U.K. in early July, and there are no signs of them gathering moss anytime soon. Naturally, a career that spans six decades and counting calls for a properly compartmentalized vinyl box set, hence the recent appearance of the Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971–2016 from Promotone B.V./Polydor/UMG, which encompasses the 15 studio albums the Stones released during that 45-year time span, each on 180-gram vinyl.… Read the full article

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Is There Sound on Mars?

By | October 24th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

The concept of whether sound exists and actually could flourish in space — or not — was very much on my mind as I sat down with the creative and scientific teams behind National Geographic’s groundbreaking series MARS, which returns for a second season on the National Geographic Channel (a.k.a. Nat Geo) on November 12. I asked nine members of the MARS creative team about the aural choices they had to make about scoring the show, the science of sound in space, and whether they’d sign up for a mission to Mars themselves.
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