DON'T SETTLE FOR CONVENIENCE
WHEN IT COMES TO THE SOUND OF YOUR MUSIC

I've worked for great men, pioneers of music and high end audio. I'm honored and grateful that I learned so much from them.

I write about music and hifi for The Daily Swarm, Positive-Feedback.com, and Big Black Disc (vinyl blog). I've worked my ass off building a solid readership over the years....

Here's part of the reason....

 

What is the Future of the High End, Part IV ...Outside the Box

If I see or hear about another seminar at a Hi-fi convention that’s supposedly addressing “how to attract the youth” into Hi-fi culture without involving the youth in the discussion, I’m going to puke. The answer is very simple, and one we have been addressing here at PF for quite some time. If you can’t figure out how to bring the younger demographic into the fold, then step outside this little fuckin’ niche and take a big look around! See where that demographic lives, where it congregates, shops, eats, meets their friends, goes dancing, buys records, anything that can be attributed to high fidelity. We’re living in a world where, despite how you feel about it, we’re surrounded by more music than ever before. Even our phones play music! Think about how many ring tones you hear daily, outside in the real world, where phones don’t even sound like phones anymore! Sure, there are exceptions, but most people have customized their ringer because it expresses their personality. Shit, practically every gadget in the pocket of today’s youth plays music, stores music, and creates music!

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Shlohmo's Vacation EP: Ambient Goodness

Shlohmo has created some of the most interesting music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.  That’s a huge statement, but I believe it.  The mad combination of his world-renowned beat-boxing skills, keen senses for wild spacial arrangements, and the willingness to add a dash of funk in the most unlikely of places coupled with an obvious love for his craft makes his music infectious.  You can feel the soul he digs for in the pit of your stomach on theVacation EP….

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Check out my l8st Vinyl review for Big Black Disc: M83's Saturdays=Youth

Originality is a difficult thing to achieve in any art form.  The ones who break through the noise stand out: They sound familiar, but at the same time offer up something that feels new.  M83 achieves a wonderful balance of sounds that could easily be plucked from the eighties and his own synth-layered signatures… 

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