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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Friday, June 11, 2021

Emilio Vedova - La Musica (oil on canvas, 1942)


Emilio Vedova (1919 - 2006)

"La musica", 1942

Olio su tela, cm 39,6x49,5

Collezione privata

Monday, June 7, 2021

Sunday, June 6, 2021

I live here


Garrard 301 “Piattone” (larger platter)


A Garrard 301, Schedule 1, serial number 12XX, with heavy-duty bearing, 320 mm diameter 4200 grams platter and Shindo leaded-fabric 800 grams

When you like or wish or need something which is not available or simply unobtanium, brand new or second hand, your only chance is to have it bespoke-made (lathed and painted) by skilled and talented artisans. 

The above is valid for audio, car and motorbike restoration… but even cooking: you love a recipe, a dish you tasted at a restaurant 10,000 km from home and you may try to enjoy it again at home. You DO “only” need a couple of important features: passion and motivation. 😊 

Mastering the above can be tricky. 😇

Stephan Mucus’ new disk out soon on ECM

Since 1977 Stephan Micus has been an ECM mainstay who constantly evolved and developed his musical language. Micus's working methods, are connected with the immediate present. He plays each instrument and sings every voice himself. The 'score' is ultimately an accumulation of successively recorded tracks assembled in his studio.

'I don't write down my music in score notation but work with recording equipment from the very start. I improvise on an instrument as long as it takes to find a phrase that seems interesting. Then I develop and elaborate these seeds. Thanks to the recording equipment, I have a mirror for my work whenever I want, even after a long break. Letting things lie and listening to them later is a very important part of the process. Another is trying out the many possibilities of combining my instruments. It takes time, for the music has to grow organically.'


His new album ‘Winter’s End’ will be released next Friday. Pre-order and listen to the first two pieces here:

#ecm #ecmrecords #stephanmicus #wintersend

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Bill Evans/Jim Hall - Undercurrent


… why, oh why this awesome album got so many cover iterations?

Should I say “Undercurrents”?

Mysterious music industry: maybe everyone involved in reissues wished to “improve” the beautiful drowning lady?

BTW: I own three of the above discs, just for collecting-sake 😊

Friday, June 4, 2021

Analogtechnik DST15 stereo and DMT25


Will be evaluating these beauties, soon…

Cannot stand in my shoes.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Tersadia Ribbon microphones


Hand-made in Trelli, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy by Claudio and Cristiano Banelli... one-by-one.

A well kept secret: more details (contact info, price) to come about these nice sounding mikes.

Crosby, Stills & Nash - the unseen picture


Thanking Henry Diltz...

... after the photographic-session which gave us the CSN’s first record cover, the wooden barn was demolished.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Orville Gibson in 1894


... yes, folks! 

The man who - with Leo Fender and C.F. Martin - changed the music...

He was such a dandy, isn’t he?!?


Monday, May 24, 2021

Pierre Dørge & John Tchicai’s Dadaist disc


I became acquainted to these awesome music and musicians sons years ago and never regretted.

This Steeplechase’s pressing is a live recording at Louisiana museum of modern-art de in Copenhagen dedicated to the Bern-born 😄 Dadaist artist Hugo Ball.

The duo interacts with innovative and adventurous blending and the recording is first-rate, too: dynamics and ambience is nothing short of amazing!

An humble masterpiece.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

The Monkees, now...


... or the survivors...

Mickey Dolenz and Michael Nesmith 

Friday, May 21, 2021

Studer 961


In the 50 (fifty!) years of recording passion I only used two mixers, Studer 961 and Stellavox AMI-48, and - since now - I only owned the latter.

As I recently sold the Stellavox’, superbly sounding, pocket-sized but also limited, I had a chance of a good deal for a well-cared of Studer’s and simply couldn’t resist...

I’ll have to re-learn the basics, but am motivated for my own musical projects, also looking forward of using on location with other fellow musicians.


Tuesday, May 18, 2021