Bruce Botnick on the Perception of Surround Sound and Harnessing The Doors’ Hi-Res Audio Fire

BY MIKE METTLER — JUNE 25, 2015

Jac Holzman, the founder of Elektra Records, signed The Doors after seeing them play four consecutive nights as the Whisky a Go Go house band in Los Angeles in […]

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Graham Parker Squeezes Out Hi-Res Audio Sparks by Adding the Right Amount of Mystery Glue

BY MIKE METTLER — JUNE 12, 2015

Graham Parker has a surefire way of ensuring his longtime backing band The Rumour understands exactly how to execute the arrangements of his new songs: “You have to kick […]

Joan Armatrading Has Deep Love and Affection for Ensuring the Sound Quality of Her Recordings

BY MIKE METTLER — MAY 28, 2015

For musicians of a certain era, it was either The Beatles, Elvis, or the blues that inspired them to start making their own music. For singer/songwriter Joan Armatrading, […]

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Brian Wilson Feels No Pressure When Creating His Sonically Beautiful Pocket Symphonies

BY MIKE METTLER — MAY 13, 2015

How does he do it? How does the eternal Beach Boy Brian Wilson keep composing all-new harmonically gorgeous and sonically seductive pocket symphonies (as he likes to call […]

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Tori Amos on the Hard-Fought Sound-Quality Legacy of Little Earthquakes and Under the Pink

BY MIKE METTLER — APRIL 29, 2015

Tori Amos has always been an artist who knows what she wants, and knows how to get it. “Music was always first,” she says. “The records you hear, […]

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Michael Des Barres Unlocks the Key to the Raw ’N’ Rockin’ Audio Universe

BY MIKE METTLER — APRIL 9, 2015

Chances are you know the name Michael Des Barres, but just exactly how most likely depends on your entry point. If you’ve read I’m With the Band: Confessions of […]

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Dream Into Action: Howard Jones Likes to Engage in High-Res Audio Practices Live and on Record

BY MIKE METTLER — MARCH 25, 2015

To borrow a song title, things can only get better for Howard Jones. Known for such indelible synth-driven ’80s hits like “What Is Love?,” “No One Is to […]

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Jorma Kaukonen Fingerpicks His Way Through an Unhurried Embryonic Hi-Res Journey

BY MIKE METTLER — MARCH 12, 2015

To modify a phrase, fingerpicking guitar maestro Jorma Kaukonen just keeps on innovatin’. For over a half-century, Kaukonen has followed his own path and applied his folk roots to variations […]

Stereo Is Father to the Surround: Al Kooper on Mixing Super Session and Blood, Sweat & Tears in 5.1

BY MIKE METTLER — MARCH 2, 2015

Al Kooper has been a mastermind behind the board of many a storied session over his half-century career (for artists such as Mike Bloomfield, Blood, Sweat & Tears, […]

The Harmonic Converger: Juliana Hatfield on Harnessing Melody and Battling the Inability to Communicate

BY MIKE METTLER — FEBRUARY 25, 2015

Being appointed one of the queens of the alternative music scene was never one of Juliana Hatfield’s goals. But there she was, right in the thick of the […]

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