We’ve been hearing about it for a long time, and now it’s finally here: David Lynch’s solo album of electronic pop. On November 8th, Lynch will make his debut as a solo recording artist, when Crazy Clown Time is released on PIAS America.
‘I’ve always been interested in sound. One thing led to another, and I just wanted a room to experiment with sound. I finally got a room, and then I needed an engineer. I got an engineer, and then I started experimenting. Working with Angelo Badalamenti, I always say Angelo brought me into the world of music. And the experimenting… sound is so beautiful. There are sounds that approach music, and then there is music. I started playing a guitar – the first time I played guitar was just to make a sound effect. I’m not really a guitar player. But it kind of thrilled my soul to be making something that sounded like music. I just got deeper and deeper into it. ‘
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The Sound Tree is the creation of designers Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman for Elipson, commissioned by Jean Yves Le Porcher, Creative Director for the brand. They have delivered their vision of Elipson’s iconic, spherical Planet speakers. This collaboration gave rise to the Sound Tree, a musical tree sculpture designed for exceptional spaces.
The trunk-shaped base contains the subwoofer, while the cables spread from the base to the ceiling, like branches. Each of the round fruits is actually a speaker. Standing under the tree, we are thus surrounded by sound, like being at the heart of a musical cocoon. Read More…
Chimecco is a bridge turned into a musical instrument by hanging metal pipes from the underside.
This kinetic sculpture built by Mark Nixon from London studio CZWG is part of the third annual exhibition called ‘Sculpture by the Sea‘ in Aarhus, Denmark.
Jeroen Wesselink recently came up with music box chair that actually has 11 music boxes built in to the chair, one of which appears to play the melody of ‘What a Wonderful World.’ Read More…
Created by Studio Joon&Jun, the speakers display simple punctured porcelain volumes with a base made from neatly stacked wood parts. The idea for the ‘the natural speaker’ derived from the desire to create an absolutely unique, handcrafted speaker for the interior space.
The creators say:
Whereas a lot of speakers are constructed to produce a rather fat bass and sharp high tones, we felt the sound was kind of stuck inside the speakers, missing a natural vibe and ambiance. During the development of the ‘the natural speaker’ we discovered the great properties of porcelain as a speaker casing, providing a clear resonance and mellow sound.
Amplified inside the ceramic and wood transmission construction, the sound gains a slight echo, creating a natural feeling of resonance, resembling the distinct flair of an acoustic instrument right in front of you.
Each set of pieces is individually crafted by hand and each procelain casing checked for best amplifying performance.
If you value a balanced midtone sound and a speaker with a ‘feeling’ for your music, you will surely enjoy the ‘the natural speaker’.”
French firm Musique Concrete will officially launch its gorgeous 106dB Grande Castine speakers. For a balanced reproduction of the entire audible spectrum, from 20 to 20,000 Hz, it was decided to entrust the sub-bass (20-80 Hz) panels with separated dipoles. This excellent performance comes with a speaker sensitivity of 106dB.
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RAAD Studio has created the Stereo Cabinet, an exquisite alternative to the bulky eyesore of your average stereo system. The Cabinet is fitted with high-end speakers, provides storage for your stereo and stands alone as a sophisticated, sculptured furniture piece. The Stereo Cabinet conceals all audio equipment and unsightly wires in one, elegant, credenza unit. Read More…
Michael Petermann, a classically trained musician and conductor, has put together an ingenious musical ‘orchestra’ made entirely out of vintage electric appliances. ‘The Stupid Orchestra‘ is made out of mixers, vacuum cleaners and washing machines, all built between 1940 and 1975. Performing every hour on the hour at the MKG Hamburg until April 30th, the orchestra runs on an electronic control system of Petermann’s design, meaning Petermann doesn’t have to conduct his electrical orchestra himself.
SebastiAn is coming out with his new album called Total later this year and he’s just released the music video for his first single Embody. As always the video is directed by Ed Banger artist extraordinaire So-Me who does an outstanding job with..
Watch it, it’s great.
Havana Club has launched a competition called Inspired Ingenuity which is to divert from their use of everyday objects. The English artist Alex Nash is one of three sponsors of this contest. He has created this s pair of Nike Air Force 1 entirely customized into a double loudspeaker. Read More…
“La Boite Concept,” a French design studio with a focus on electronic acoustics, has put together the above piece of laptop-loving music furniture, dubbed the LD120. It features TUSB compatible and is just the right size to fit a laptop making it a capable work desk/sound dock. The LD 120 comes in four colors and currently has a price tag of $1,300. Check out the video to find out more about the LD 120.
The Phonofone III is an elegantly designed passive amplifier crafted from ceramic and designed explicitly for iPhone. just pop your iPhone 4 in the dock and the ceramic horn will amplify the audio coming out of your iPhone’s speaker roughly 4 times, or about 60dB. This clever device amplifies the volume emitted from an iPhone internal speaker roughly 4x (approx. 60 decibels).
The ultra-portable X-Mini Capsule Speaker, while still tiny, adds an expandable woofer that boasts immense sound for its size. Twisting the speaker opens an accordion-like patented bass enhancement to create even bigger resonance. A Red Dot award-winner, the speakers plug into laptops, mobile phones, gaming devices, and even link to each other for an on-the-go surround sound solution.
The Bone Horn Stand is an un-powered amplifier for the iPhone 4. Working just like the old-style horn-speakers found on gramophones, the silicon speaker slips over the iPhone’s end and channels the sound through the trumpet-shaped tube. This, according to the specifications, “adds 12 decibels of sound pressure to your iPhone’s speakers.”
The speaker also works as a stand, supporting the iPhone in horizontal or vertical orientation, and even has a nubbin that will pass your presses on to the home-button beneath.
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Designed by Charlie Pyott, this portable USB vinyl record player concept is called “Linos”. The bar has two parts. Take out the bottom base, place the long play album or single on top, and then sandwich it with the overarching top. To start playing, move the player arm into position.
To commemorate a century in business Denon has debuted a line of celebratory gear, including this chunky direct-drive DP-A100 turntable, which combines modern styling with a retro, almost Mid-Century Modern look.
Denon 100th anniversary