Category Archives: Culture

Late night tales.

Olafur Arnalds, a compilation album on 80g vinyl and packaged very nicely.​ Most remarkable is the sound quality. Perhaps there is something in the technique of mastering at half speed. Small details in the music are vivid. Stunning. Advertisements

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The Ship

Brian Eno: The Ship, double LP. The record player is working again. No fix from me, it’s an intermittent fault. I suspect a poor connection to the motor. It uses a 2 phase regulated supply from a built in circuit … Continue reading

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Georg Friedrich Haas.

5°C, heavy rain, this morning’s flooding is the worst of the winter here. Hear and Now – Donaueschingen Musiktage 2015 – @BBCRadio3 “> Remember how entranced I was by Hans Abrahamsen’s Schnee? Here is another: Georg Friedrich Haas. It’s the … Continue reading

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Storyville, 13 years on death row.

6°C, dry with white cloud. BBC: A Death Row Tale: The Fear of 13. Quite the most moving thing I have seen on TV for many years. Practically a single scene play with just the narrator. If tells his own … Continue reading

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New music; Gesualdo da Vanosa

7°C, storm Imogen is still a force. New CD, first impression: It might be a new release, and it may sound ultra modern in parts. But the first compositions were written in the1600s. We’ll see how this one grows in … Continue reading

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Hans Abrahamson: Schnee

I enjoy buying and listening to music. It’s one of the constant pleasures in my life. It about changing my mood, illustrating phases in my life and stretching my mind. It’s not often, however, that I feel as elated with … Continue reading

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Exhausted iPod

I have used this iPod every day since 2009. Back then, I bought it as an upgrade on the iPod Mini when it ran out of space. It’s the penultimate version with 120Gb of storage. I like it so much … Continue reading

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Nils Frahm: Solo.

CD, 2015. All solo piano, quiet, very close miced and measured in feel. The cover explains more. The piano he used is a custom built instrument made by David Klavins in 1987. It’s enormous, the longest strings are 10ft long. … Continue reading

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Schnee

8.00 am, Stormy with heavy rain, moderate S wind. On the drive north, Saturday Classics is playing on the car stereo. Tansy Davies did a selected playlist of Contemporary Classical music in a show broadcast on 2nd Jan. 2016. One … Continue reading

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Hanna, 2011

Film, Hanna, 2011 Hanna, brought up to be an assassin, leads in this road movie. Most of the introduction you need has been said elsewhere. This film has been out for years so you can find reviews out there. Saorise Ronan’s … Continue reading

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