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SCI-FI REALITY

January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Elysium director, Neil Blomkamp, uses audio to help audiences suspend their disbelief. While two new surround formats have given movie theatres another dimension. Story: Christopher Hold Reality and sci-fi don’t normally mix. As soon as...

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CULT FAITH

January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Polyphonic Spree isn’t just a big band, it’s a ‘kind of madness’. But it’s inspiring to see people who put everything on the line to keep making their music. Story: Mark Davie Julie Doyle...

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LIVE TO DARE

January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

AT is embedded with Triple J as the national youth broadcaster mobilises all its assets for an assault on Splendour In The Grass. Story: Mark Davie Artist Images: Courtesy of Triple J Mud, mud, mud:...

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SHOCKING SECRETS

January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Shure’s SM58 has been dropped from great heights, but its sales haven’t. It’s the real stuff of legends. Story: Mark Davie McDonald’s has its special sauce, KFC the secret herbs and spices… Shure has...

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WHINCOP FOR THE WIN

January 15, 2014 | 3 Comments

Getting taught to mix by Manny Marroquin… priceless. Literally. Wouldn’t you love to have been a fly on the wall at Abbey Road when The Beatles were making Sgt Peppers, or soaking up the ambience...

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A VIRTUAL DOUBLE

January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

What happens when an orchestra sends its virtual clone on the road and lets punters remix its performance? Story: Mark Davie The big money is on the road. It’s what everyone’s saying. That albums are...

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DISTORTION AIN’T A DIRTY WORD

January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

How Rich Costey and Chvrches learnt to stop worrying about the meters and trust their ears. Story: Mark Davie Chvrches Photos: Dexter Cornelius The Sound City movie really pissed Iain Cook and Martin Doherty off....

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SEARCH FOR THE HOLY GRAIL

January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jay Z sold a million copies of Magna Carter Holy Grail before it was even released to the public. But has he struck on that sacred balance of creativity and commerce? Story: Paul Tingen The...

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LONERISM: TAME IMPALA IN THE STUDIO

December 2, 2013 | 1 Comments

The story behind Lonerism and Tame Impala’s one-man production process....

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GLACIAL GRADEUR

September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sigur Rós’s seventh studio album, Kveikur, is unconventional… even for Iceland. Story: Paul Tingen Although Iceland is Europe’s second largest island (about half the size of Great Britain), just 321,000 people live there. Marginally more...

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