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NICK CAVE & THE MAGICAL FABRIQUE

January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds spent three weeks with Nick Launay recording in luxury in the French countryside, before holing up in Los Angeles’ Seedy Underbelly to mix the beautifully honest album Push The...

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HEARING DOUBLE

January 16, 2014 | 1 Comments

When Matthew Gray is mastering in his new studio, he’ll hear a different room to what his speakers do. It’s all from the mind of next-gen acoustician/studio designer Thomas Jouanjean. Story: Mark Davie Thomas Jouanjaen’s...

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A LITTLE SYNTHI

January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mathew Watson’s classic EMS Synthi AKS synthesiser unearths a whole generation of Dalek nightmares and Other Places. Story & Photos: Jason Allen If you’ve heard Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, you’ve heard an...

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HOLDING ONTO RESOLUTIONS

January 16, 2014 | 1 Comments

Ultra-high resolution can be more than purist boffinry; it can inspire performance. Greg Simmons and Ross A’Hern discovered this little surprise when recording Ben Gurton’s Euro Jazz album. Story: Mark Davie Photos: Alan Le &...

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TIMELESS BEAUTY IN ASYMMETRY

January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Karnivool and producer Nick DiDia embrace each other’s differences to stay off the beaten track on new album Asymmetry. Story: Mark Davie Photos: Kane Hibberd Guitar tabs are notorious for containing little more timing information...

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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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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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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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