Now, there’s 465 speakers in the Albert Hall

“… 4000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire …. now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall” (A Day in the Life, Lennon/McCartney, 1967). Notorious for it’s dreaded echo, London’s Royal Albert Hall, completed in 1871, underwent a more than £2m acoustic makeover, completed in September 2018. The previous major acoustic change […]

The eye is a window to the inner ear

“Eyes as Fenestrations to the Ears: A Novel Mechanism for High-Frequency and Ultrasonic Hearing“ Martin L. LenhardtDepartments of Biomedical Engineering, Otolaryngology, and Emergency Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia Abstract: Intense airborne ultrasound has been associated with hearing loss, tinnitus, and various nonauditory subjective effects, such as headaches, dizziness, and fullness in the ear. Yet, […]

The Bedini holographic process

I rescued this 1993 album New Visions in Sedona by Alexander (FutureWave, Canada). It’s essentially keyboard New Age, and a pleasant enough listen for the $1 paid. What really caught my attention was the sleevenotes mention of “recorded with the Bedini Holographic process direct to digital”, and “Master tape processed with Clarus (TM) Technology for […]

Folk, Barber style

How come a jazz trombonist and double bassist composer/arranger who was a life-long record collector, and his band, including an Irish blues singer, recorded a selection of folk songs in an original adapted traditional jazz style for this 1965 album? According to Peter Clayton’s sleeve notes, it’s “an album of pure entertainment. No gimmicks (apart […]