MP3, CD, or 24-bit master? Does it matter? http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/21/mp3-cd-24-bit-audio-music-hi-res It is indeed all about the quality of your music listening experience.
Muso commentator and critic Graham Reid at Elsewhere recently asked how come live tribute acts are ever more popular when you can get the original music so easily? Is it the thrill of the communal live experience of the “ultimate pub band”? I think two things are going on here: These acts present a snapshot […]
Here’s a nice talk, in two parts, about being an audiophile on Radio NZ http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/secretlife/audio/2514636/the-secret-life-of-audiophiles http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/secretlife/audio/20145820/audiophilia-the-secret-life-of-audiophiles-2
Obtaining music freely so that musicians don’t make a living is counterproductive for performers and listeners. So how come there are so many albums being posted to so many blogs and download sites every day? Complete with artist information, songs lists, artwork, and even reviews, there must be complicity from the artists and publishers, surely. […]
Thirteen supposed “lies” about the music product industry http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2013/09/25/lies I’m not sure I agree that all are lies, or that the offered truths are right and full explanations, but I do know that there is so much new music being made and distributed. I just want great music to enjoy.
I don’t like the sound of music as the product of an industry. For me, music is an artistic expression. The industry is only a delivery service, surely? http://mic.com/articles/95260/the-music-industry-is-literally-brainwashing-you-to-like-bad-pop-songs-here-s-how
This little gem eas posted on a FB music group page today ….. “I believe, and please chime in, that if you started with Prog then you very possibly got into Fusion as well. If you started in Jazz, you might not’ve delved into Prog. Yet I think philosophically they come from the same idea […]
“The discovery of song and the creation of musical instruments both owed their origin to a human impulse which lies much deeper than conscious intention: the need for rhythm in life…. the need is a deep one, transcending thought, and disregarded at our peril” Richard Baker
What is the perfection that is the quest of the audiophile? http://audiophilereview.com/audiophile/why-am-i-an-audiophile.html What of the in-the-moment experience along the way?
Here’s a story of a fanatical accumulator of records. The quantity is dizzying, but there is no mention of playing the records acquired. This guy is accumulating obsessively, to preserve a vast diverse range of music. I don’t understand what is hoping to achieve. He is taking the records out of circulation. Excuse the pun, […]
“Composing itself, in a way, is a simplifying process, just trying to pick some [strands] out [of] the clamour in the head.” Robert WyattClamour, composition, expression, connection, emotion – the experience of music! Easy to think it starts from little and is elaborated and complicated
Watch the animation http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/08/10/power-of-music-animated/
It seems to be in the interests of musicians and music listeners to have an industry that fosters great talent and provides easy access to great music, so there should be good business to be done. Here are some lessons from the television industry …. Instead of trying to sell what people no longer want […]
“Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.”— from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Advice from the experience of Roger Skoff on getting the best music playback system for your money http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/viewpoint/0814/get_the_most_for_your_hifi_money.htm