Saturday, 24 December 2011

Monday, 8 August 2011

WIWA the Revolution

When I found this on youtube I didn't believe my ears. Or eyes. It's a cover of Style Of Life's song "Revolution" from 1983. First recorded on the Fostex 4 track portastudio in synthplayer Christer Jonsson's family's garage. I wondered how on earth someone found it?! It was on about 50 demo casettes (remember the compact cassette anyone?) and performed live between 1983 and 1985 at gigs at the Pacific Club and Folkets Hus in Ă–stersund. How on earth could anyone remember this?

Well, it is a quite nice song. But after some googling I found out: The WI in WIWA is none other than Michael Winton, the drummer from Style of Life. Pioneering the very first DDrums btw. The Wiwa website is here:

Saturday, 29 January 2011

You got to hear this

The swedish speaker brand QLN was the brainchild of hifi enthusiast Mats Andersen. It was later bought by another company and manufacturing was moved to china. QLN now seems dormant but this speaker is still available from Hifi kit. [Edit 2015: Long sold out now.] Mats was probably not involved in the design, but whoever did it got it so right. My opinion is that it's among the best you can buy regardless of price. And they now go for 3500 swedish crowns. (Slightly more than €350 at the moment.) Imagine the best studio monitor you can think of and add a sweeter high end that goes much higher, that it spreads the sound much better and goes straight down to 28Hz. This is it. You need an amp that can deliver lot's of current, but any small affordable good one like NAD or Cambridge will deliver. You sure don't need a subwoofer. If you really want to hear what Moulin Noir sounds like, this is the shit. And I'm not paid for saying this :)