Einstürzende Neubauten released their 3rd full length album Halber Mensch (1/2 man) in 1985. They landed in Japan that same year on tour, hooked up with Japanese filmmaker Sogo Ishii in an abandoned warehouse, and together they made this perfect picture.
Do you like simple? I like simple. Let’s make a system hardware checklist: Ayre EX-8, DeVore Fidelity gibbon X, sonic Transporter i5 (Roon Core), NAS (music storage), iPad remote (Roon), and a router. Check.
You have to go back to Jean-Jacques Beineix’s Diva from 1981 to find as lovable an audiophile as Jules. His infatuation with Diva Cynthia Hawkins, portrayed by none other than Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez, leads him into the most madcap audiophile adventure ever put to film.
Micromega M-150 All-In-One Integrated Amplifier ($7,499 silver or black anodized; $8,499 lacquer finishes).
Have you ever wondered what it would sound like if an Indian Carnatic master of Konnakol, the art of performing percussion syllables, were to make music based on the Fibonacci Sequence? Me neither but I am very happy that B.C. Manjunath did just that.
Hi Michael – welcome back – normal (and extended) service is resumed! I would like to thank you for all your helpful advice down the years on network streaming etc. and look forward to both your audio gear and musical recommendations – the Bartok is already on my want list. I won’t (as a true Brit) be so impolite as
Also a welcome back from me. I am beginning to think of my hifi gear as “twittering machines” as well as all hifi reviewers, magazines and so on. Just to keep everything varied, I love your new layout – it makes discovery and surprise possible, and the content is just fine., indeed inspiring. As regards “loverly records” – I hated
dCS, maker of some of the most engaging digital products I’ve heard, announced the birth of Bartók, an Upsampling Network DAC and the entry point in the dCS lineup when sorted by price (ascending). Bartók retails for $13,500 and/or $15,000 if you opt for the integrated Class-A Headphone Amplifier.
(“Untitled (house)”, 8” x 10” x 9”, wood, 2009) Did you know that writer Herb Reichert is an artist? Some of the people that fascinate me most are people who write and make art. The list isn’t very long and includes Henri Michaux and Antonin Artaud up top in terms of influence. Seeing as I’ve been reading Herb’s writing for
Do you fall in love often? With music? I do and while it feels like a regular occurrence, I can fall for the wrong song. I fell in love with Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids’ An Angel Fell the very first time I listened through. And I fell hard.