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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Don Felder Welcomes Us to the High-Resolution Hotel – Such a Lovely Place

BY MIKE METTLER — FEBRUARY 11, 2015

Don Felder has found his groove. The former lead guitarist of the Eagles is now flourishing as a solo artist, having found his sea legs on record with the […]

Former BoDeans Vocalist Sam Llanas Reveals How to Capture a Great Performance to Make a Record Hit Hard and Fast

BY MIKE METTLER — JANUARY 28, 2015

“I’ve always been a fan of records that tastefully use effects to enhance the listening experience,” says Sam Llanas, former vocalist/guitarist for roots-rock pioneers BoDeans, now ensconced in […]

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Roland Orzabal & Curt Smith of Tears for Fears Enjoy Taking Their Seats in the High-Resolution Big Chair

BY MIKE METTLER — JANUARY 14, 2015

“Once we had dipped our toe in the water, it set us on a course to have a much bigger, much more robust, and not-so-introspective sound.” Roland Orzabal […]