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Episode 3 – Amy Winehouse: A diva with a velvet voice and a self-destructive temperament!

Kids! We are on the 23rd of July! The exact day, the anniversary of the sad death of Amy Winehouse. We are in 2014 and it’s been 3 years since the Soul diva with her 60s voice left us. Today, this is not the time to melancholy; we’d rather want to celebrate her talent. From the release of her first album, Frank in 2003, to the second album Back to Black in 2006, the singer has only known the success and was propelled to the rank of an interplanetary star.
amy winehouse entered the 27 club in 2011
Despite her talent, Amy was unfortunately also known for her setbacks. Since 2007, she became a repeated target of tabloids. In 2007, she also started to have drug addiction problems, she started to massively drink alcohol and fell several times into depression. Her marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil didn’t help her to go through things. In an interview for the Jeremy Kyle Show, Blake acknowledged having initiated Amy to hard drugs. He added that he was present when the singer has used heroin for the first time. From that moment on, everything will never be the same. Consciously or not, she sealed her fate. The repeated use of drugs and alcohol led Amy to relatively serious health conditions.

In 2008, her doctors detected a lung disease in addition to an irregular heartbeat. Despite repeated warnings from the doctors, the diva did not quit smoking and continued to take crack. The singer began her long and very slow plunge into darkness. In the same year, she went back and forth to the hospital. She made the front pages of every tabloid for drug deals, violence and other assaults. Her gigs were consecutively cancelled. When they are not cancelled, Amy still tries to get on stage, even drunk, barely able to articulate and being booed by the crowd. The coup de grace is brought to Amy when Blake asked for a divorce in 2009. Right after that, she became the shadow of herself.

On July 23rd, 2011, Amy was found lifeless by her bodyguard. In her apartment in Camden Town in London, alone in her bed, surrounded by a couple of bottles of vodka, the sleeping beauty went away. She had apparently spent the night playing drums, singing and watching videos of her on YouTube before dying. The autopsy concluded an accidental death due to excessive alcohol consumption (4.16 gr of alcohol per liter in her blood at the time of her death). Deceased at age 27, Amy Winehouse is the latest member to date to join the infamous 27 Club.

R.I.P Amy

Episodes
Intro: 27 Club
1st episode: Jim Morrison
2nd episode: Kurt Cobain
4th episode: Janis Joplin – 7th of August, 2014
5th episode: Robert Johnson – 16th of August, 2014
6th episode: Jimi Hendrix – 28th of August, 2014

Episode 3 – Amy Winehouse : Une diva à la voix de velours, au tempérament destructeur!

Nous sommes le 23 juillet mes enfants ! Le jour exact, l’anniversaire de la triste mort d’Amy Winehouse. Nous sommes en 2014 et cela fait maintenant 3 ans que la diva de la soul à la voix très 60′s nous a quitté. Aujourd’hui, l’heure n’est pas à la mélancolie mais plutôt à la célébration de son talent. De la sortie de son premier album, Frank en 2003, puis du second, Back to Black en 2006, la chanteuse n’aura connu que le succès et fut propulsée au rang de star interplanétaire.
amy winehouse entered the 27 club in 2011
En dépit de son talent, Amy était malheureusement aussi connu pour ses déboires. Depuis 2007, elle était devenue la cible répétée des tabloïds. Elle connaît dès cette époque des problèmes de toxicomanie, d’alcoolisme et sombre à de multiples reprises dans la dépression. Son mariage avec Blake Fielder-Civil n’arrangea pas les choses. Dans une interview pour le Jeremy Kyle Show, ce dernier reconnaît avoir initié Amy à la drogue dure. Il ajoute qu’il était présent quand la chanteuse usa pour la première fois de l’héroïne. C’est à partir de ce moment là que tout bascule. Consciemment ou non, elle scelle son destin. L’usage répété des drogues et de l’alcool conduira Amy à des problèmes de santé relativement graves.

Dès 2008, les médecins lui décèlent une maladie pulmonaire en plus d’un rythme cardiaque irrégulier. Malgré les avertissements répétés des médecins, la diva ne posa pas la cigarette et continua à prendre du crack. La chanteuse commence sa longue et lente descente aux enfers. A partir de cette année, elle enchaîne les séjours à l’hôpital. Elle fait la Une des journaux à scandale pour des affaires de drogue, violence et autres voies de fait. Les tournées s’annulent consécutivement. Quand elles ne sont pas annulées, Amy tente quand même de monter sur scène complètement ivre, arrivant à peine à articuler et se faisant huer par la foule. Le coup de grâce lui est porté quand Blake demande le divorce en 2009. Amy sombre de plus en plus, elle maigrit fortement, se fragilise. Elle n’est plus que l’ombre d’elle-même.

Le 23 juillet 2011, Amy est retrouvée inanimée par son garde du corps. Dans son appartement de Camden Town à Londres, seule dans son lit, entourée de deux bouteilles vodka, la belle s’en est allée. Elle aurait passé la nuit à faire de la batterie, des vocalises et regarder des vidéos d’elle sur youtube avant de s’éteindre. L’autopsie conclura à une mort accidentelle par consommation excessive d’alcool (4.16 grs d’alcool par litre de sang au moment de sa mort). Décédée à 27 ans, Amy Winehouse est la dernière à intégrer le tristement célèbre Club des 27.

R.I.P Amy

Episodes
Intro: Le Club des 27
1er épisode: Jim Morrison
2ème épisode: Kurt Cobain
4ème épisode: Janis Joplin – 7 Août 2014
5ème épisode: Robert Johnson – 16 Août 2014
6ème épisode: Jimi Hendrix – 28 Août 2014

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Vinyl Record Art – #041 - Easter


When fashion meets the record!

Being an artist is also a chance or the opportunity to do collaborations. For this piece of art called ‘Easter’, we’ll come back on the name later on, I asked a very close friend to do a design for me. Marion, not to mention any names, talented fashion designer has accepted the challenge and drew a portrait that I could carve on wax.

Marion is not only a fashion…

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Episode 2 – Kurt Cobain: The hypersensitive prince of the Grunge music scene of Seattle!

On April 5th, 1994, Kurt Cobain has passed away. It’s been now 20 years that he left us orphans, us, the children of the rock music and the grunge scene. 20 years, during which we kept wearing ripped jeans, listening to Nevermind and the MTV Unplugged Live in New York over and over, just to remind us that a great hypersensitive and depressed artist with evocative texts, went away that day.
The mystery still remains around his death. Even if the theory of a suicide by gunshot is the one adopted by the police investigators of Seattle, many fans still refuse to believe it and call it a murder, an orchestrated assassination of the singer.

The last days!

To understand this dark story, we have to go back in time, one month before Kurt’s death, on March 2nd, 1994, in Munich. The singer flew to Rome to get a treatment for his bronchitis and laryngitis. In the morning of March 4th, Courtney Love, his wife, found Kurt lying on the floor. He OD’d. Sent to the hospital, he spent the day in a coma. Courtney Love, in an interview for Rolling Stone magazine, said that this was his first suicide attempt. Theory still to this day refuted and denied by relatives, the doctors of the American hospital in Rome and the managers of the star.

On March 18th, 94, a new situation occurs in Seattle. Courtney calls 911 to report that Kurt was locked in a room with a gun and would have suicidal tendencies. Dispatched to the scene, the police confiscated several weapons and drugs belonging to the singer. Cobain at the time loudly proclaimed that he was not suicidal and had locked himself up just to escape his wife. Questioned by the police, Love admitted that she had never seen Kurt with a weapon or that he mentioned being suicidal.
kurt cobain smoking a cigaret and playing guitar
On March 25th, 94, still concerned about Kurt’s health, Love organizes an intervention to reason the singer on his drug addiction. Few friends of Cobain, members of his record label and Danny Goldberg his manager are present that day. At the end of the day, Kurt agrees to go to rehab even if he denied the need of it and also denied his state of self-destruction.

On March 30th, Kurt goes to a detox centre in Los Angeles. Just arrived, Cobain escape the detox centre and takes a plane to Seattle. On April 3rd, Courtney decides to hire a private investigator, Tom Grant, to locate the singer.

On April 8th, 1994, the lifeless body of Kurt Cobain was found at his home near Lake Washington in Seattle. He was found by an electrician named Gary Smith, hired by Love, who came by that morning, to install a security system. He thought that Cobain was asleep. The body was lying on the floor, a shotgun on the chest, the investigators quickly concluded to a suicide by a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head, preceded by a massive consumption of heroin. The death certificate estimated the death of Kurt Cobain on the 5th of April 1994, at the age of 27. Nirvana’s lead singer pushes the doors of the 27 Club and enters the legend!

The murder theory is advanced!

Despite the official status of the singer’s death by suicide with a shotgun, many people can’t help but raise the argument of the murderous plot. There is enough strange evidence to suggest that Kurt did not commit a suicide but would have indeed been murdered.

There was the first the suicide note addressed to Boddah, his imaginary friend (see here the letter and its transcription).
Tom Grant, the private investigator hired by Courtney, had access to this letter. After studying it, Grant says that the singer had the desire to leave his wife, the city of Seattle and to stop the music. According to him, the letter was in no way a suicide note. Only the last lines, separated from the main text, might suggest a suicide note. Some noted the difference of handwriting on the last lines. Those lines would have been added post-mortem to disguise the murder as a suicide. Others confirm that the letter was entirely written by the singer. The official report will keep the second version.
We can note that Kurt’s letter cites the lyrics of a song by Neil Young “Hey Hey, My My”: “It’s better to burn out than fade away”. Prophetic message?
kurt cobain in front of a message board from a church
A second approach in the theory of the murder lies in the fact that Cobain had begun a divorce procedure which excluded Courtney of his will and wanted to leave his entire fortune to his daughter Frances. This is where Eldon Hoke steps in, an American musician. He is suspected of being involved in Kurt Cobain’s murder. He says in his latest interview that Love, in December 1993, would have come to see him at his record store and would have offered him $ 50,000 to kill Kurt. Passed to a lie detector, he obtained a score of 99.7% attesting the truth of his words. Two days after that interview, he was hit by a train in the middle of the night and killed. There were no witnesses to his death.

A final theory is advanced by Tom Grant. According to him, Michael Dewitt, the babysitter of Frances (daughter of Kurt and Courtney), would have killed Kurt because he was upset with the way Cobain treated Courtney.

None of these theories have been proven. Seattle police still officially maintains the suicide theory. However, there is a list of evidence and relatively strange facts that seem to confirm the theory of contract killings. Here are some examples:

* No prints were found on the shotgun even though Kurt was not wearing any gloves.
* An audio tape of Courtney Love was found, in which the latter mentions that the profits of Nirvana will increase after the singer’s death.
* No fingerprints on the pen which helped to write the suicide note.
* The shotgun was too long for Kurt to put it easily into his mouth.
* In a toxicology report it was mentioned that the level of heroin in Cobain’s blood was 1.52 milligrams per liter, more than 3 times the lethal dose. Also according to Tom Grant, with such a dose of heroin in the blood, Cobain would not have been able to pull the trigger. The dose was too strong, it would have served to neutralize the singer to shoot him and then disguise the murder as a suicide.
* A police report says that the singer had barricaded himself, but the electrician hired by Courtney, when he discovered the body, simply had to turn the handle of the door.

Whatever happened, suicide or murder, the case is apparently far from having revealed all its secrets. We will maybe never know the end of the story. Yet one thing is certain, on that April 5th, 1994, we lost a great star of rock music.

R.I.P Kurt.

For further information

In 2014 will be release a docudrama called “Soaked In Bleach”. It is based on archive footage and follows private investigator Tom Grant in his quest for the truth. The film directed by Benjamin Statler suggests that Courtney Love had planned the murder of the rock star. A project that may inflame passions and revive the debate on the conspiracy theory.

Two months before the death of Kurt, Youri Lenquette (photographer), took in Paris, the last official photoshoot of Nirvana. Here are some rather nice shots.


Episodes
Intro: 27 Club
1st episode: Jim Morrison
3rd episode: Amy Winehouse – 23rd of July, 2014
4th episode: Janis Joplin – 7th of August, 2014
5th episode: Robert Johnson – 16th of August, 2014
6th episode: Jimi Hendrix – 28th of August, 2014


Episode 2 – Kurt Cobain : Le prince écorché du Grunge de Seattle !

Le 5 Avril 1994, on apprenait la disparition de Kurt Cobain. Cela fait maintenant 20 ans qu’il nous a laissé orphelins, nous les enfants de la musique rock et de la scène grunge. 20 ans que l’on continue à porter des jeans déchirés, que l’on écoute Nevermind et le MTV Unplugged Live in New York en boucle, rien que pour se rappeler que ce jour là, un immense artiste écorché, dépressif aux textes évocateurs est parti.
Le mystère persiste toujours autour de sa mort. Même si la thèse du suicide par balle est celle retenue par les enquêteurs de la Police de Seattle (USA), de nombreux fans refusent encore d’y croire et crient au meurtre, à l’assassinat orchestré du chanteur.

The last days!

Pour comprendre cette sombre histoire, il faut remonter 1 mois avant la mort de Kurt: le 2 mars 1994 à Munich. Le chanteur s’envole pour Rome afin de se soigner d’une bronchite et d’une laryngite. Au matin du 4 mars, Courtney Love, sa femme, retrouve Kurt étendu sur le sol. Il a fait une overdose. Envoyé à l’hôpital, il passera la journée dans le coma.
Courtney Love, dans une interview pour le magazine Rolling Stones, déclara qu’il s’agissait là de sa première tentative de suicide. Hypothèse encore à ce jour réfutée et démentie par les proches, les médecins de l’hôpital américain de Rome et les managers de la star.

Le 18 mars 94, un nouvel incident survient à Seattle. Courtney appelle le 911 pour signaler que Kurt s’est enfermé dans une pièce avec une arme et aurait des tendances suicidaires. Dépêchée sur les lieux, la police confisqua plusieurs armes et des médicaments appartenant au chanteur. Cobain à l’époque clamait haut et fort qu’il n’était pas suicidaire et qu’il s’était juste enfermé pour échapper à sa femme. Interrogée par la police, Love admettra qu’elle n’avait jamais vu Kurt avec une arme ni qu’il avait mentionné le fait d’être suicidaire.
kurt cobain smoking a cigaret and playing guitar
Le 25 mars 94, toujours soucieuse de l’état de Kurt, Love organise une intervention pour raisonner le chanteur sur son addiction aux drogues. Quelques amis de Cobain, des membres de sa maison de disque et son manager Danny Goldberg sont présents ce jour là. A l’issu de la journée, Kurt accepte d’aller en cure de désintoxication bien qu’il ait nié en avoir besoin et réfuté également son état d’autodestruction.

Le 30 mars, Kurt se rend donc dans un centre de désintoxication de Los Angeles. A peine arrivé, Cobain s’enfuit du centre et décolle pour Seattle. Le 3 avril, Courtney décide d’engager un détective privé, Tom Grant, afin de localiser le chanteur.

Le 8 avril 1994, le corps sans vie de Kurt Cobain est retrouvé à son domicile près du Lac Washington, à Seattle. Il est découvert par un électricien du nom de Gary Smith, engagé par Love, qui venait ce matin là, installer un système de sécurité. Il croyait en arrivant sur les lieux que Cobain dormait. Le corps gisant sur le sol, un fusil sur la poitrine, les enquêteurs concluront rapidement à un suicide par balle, précédé d’une forte consommation d’héroïne. L’acte de décès estimera la mort de Kurt Cobain au 5 avril 1994 et ce à l’âge de 27 ans. Le chanteur de Nirvana pousse les portes du Club des 27 et entre dans la légende !

La thèse de l’assassinat est avancée !

Malgré le statut officiel de la mort du chanteur par suicide avec une arme, de nombreuses personnes ne peuvent s’empêcher de soulever la thèse du complot meurtrier. Il existe beaucoup de preuves assez étranges qui laissent penser que Kurt ne se serait pas suicidé mais aurait bel et bien été assassiné.

Il y a tout d’abord la lettre de suicide adressée à Boddah, son ami imaginaire (voir ici la lettre et sa traduction en français).
Tom Grant, le détective privé engagé par Courtney, a eu accès à cette lettre. Après l’avoir étudié, Grant affirme que le chanteur avait le désir de quitter sa femme, la ville de Seattle et d’arrêter la musique. D’après lui, cette lettre n’était en aucun cas une lettre de suicide. Seules les dernières lignes, séparées du texte principal, pourraient faire penser à une lettre de suicide. Certains notent la différence d’écriture dans les dernières lignes. Ces lignes auraient été rajoutées post-mortem pour déguiser le meurtre en suicide. D’autres confirment que la lettre a été entièrement écrite par le chanteur. Le rapport officiel gardera la seconde version.
Nous pouvons noter que Kurt dans sa lettre, cite les paroles d’une chanson de Neil Young “Hey Hey, My My” : “It’s better to burn out than fade away” (Mieux vaut exploser en vol que s’éteindre à petit feu). Message prémonitoire ?
kurt cobain in front of a message board from a church
Une seconde approche dans la théorie de l’assassinat réside dans le fait que Cobain avait entamé une procédure de divorce qui excluait Courtney de son testament et voulait léguer l’intégralité de sa fortune à sa fille Frances. C’est là qu’intervient Eldon Hoke, un musicien américain. Il est soupçonné d’être impliqué dans l’affaire Kurt Cobain. Il affirme dans son dernier entretien que Love, en décembre 1993, serait venue le voir à son magasin de disques et lui aurait proposé 50 000$ pour tuer Kurt. Passé au détecteur de mensonge, il obtient un score de 99.7% attestant la véracité de ses propos. Une semaine après sa déclaration, il fut retrouvé mort, heurté par un train alors qu’il était ivre. La personne l’accompagnant ce jour là, n’a jamais été retrouvée.

Une dernière hypothèse est avancée par Tom Grant. Selon lui, c’est Michael Dewitt, le baby-sitter de Frances (la fille de Kurt), qui aurait tué Kurt car il était énervé de la façon dont Cobain traitait Courtney.

Aucune de toutes ces hypothèses n’ont été avérées. La police de Seattle maintient toujours officiellement la thèse du suicide. Il reste cependant une liste de preuves et de faits relativement étranges qui sembleraient confirmer la thèse du meurtre commandité. En voici quelques exemples :

* Aucune empreinte n’a été trouvée sur le fusil du suicide alors même que Kurt ne portait pas de gants.
* Une cassette audio de Courtney Love a été retrouvée, dans laquelle cette dernière mentionne le fait que les profits du groupe Nirvana augmenteraient après la mort du chanteur.
* Pas d’empreintes sur le stylo qui a permis d’écrire la lettre de suicide.
* Le fusil était trop long pour que Kurt puisse facilement le porter à sa bouche.
* Dans un rapport de toxicologie il est mentionné que le niveau d’héroïne dans le sang de Cobain était de 1.52 milligramme par litre, soit plus de 3 fois la dose mortelle. Toujours selon Tom Grant, avec une telle dose d’héroïne dans le sang, Cobain n’aurait pas été capable d’appuyer sur la gâchette. La dose était trop puissante, elle aurait servit à neutraliser le chanteur pour pouvoir ensuite l’abattre et déguiser le meurtre en suicide.
* Un rapport de la police affirme que le chanteur s’était barricadé chez lui, mais l’électricien, engagé par Courtney, quand il a découvert le corps, n’a simplement eu qu’à tourner la poignée.

Quoi qu’il en soit, suicide ou assassinat, l’affaire est loin d’avoir apparemment révélé tous ses secrets. Nous ne sauront peut être même jamais le fin de l’histoire. Pourtant, une chose est sûre, c’est que le 5 avril 1994 nous avons perdu une immense star de la music rock.

R.I.P Kurt.

Pour en savoir plus

En 2014 sortira un docu-fiction appelé “Soaked In Bleach“. Il s’appuie sur des images d’archives et suit le détective privé Tom Grant dans sa quête de la vérité. Le long métrage réalisé par Benjamin Statler laisse entendre que Courtney Love aurait planifié le meurtre de la rock star. Un projet qui risque de déchaîner les passions et relancer le débat sur la théorie du complot.

Deux mois avant la mort de Kurt, Youri Lenquette (photographe), a réalisé à Paris, la dernière séance photo officielle du groupe Nirvana. En voici quelques clichés plutôt sympathiques.


Episodes
Intro: Le Club des 27
1er episode: Jim Morrison
3ème episode: Amy Winehouse – 23 Juilllet 2014
4ème episode: Janis Joplin – 7 Août 2014
5ème episode: Robert Johnson – 16 Août 2014
6ème episode: Jimi Hendrix – 28 Août 2014

27 Club - Episode #2 - Kurt Cobain : The hypersensitive prince of the Grunge music scene of Seattle! Episode 2 – Kurt Cobain: The hypersensitive prince of the Grunge music scene of Seattle! On April 5th, 1994, Kurt Cobain has passed away.

Episode #1 – Jim Morrison : The Rock’n’Roll’s damned poet

Today, it has been 43 years since Jim Morrison died. 43 years that his grave continues to be decorated with flowers in the Père Lachaise Cemetery (Paris). 43 years during which the mystery persists around his death. Several theories are to be put forward. Heart attack, overdose, plot, directing his death…

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27 Club - Episode #1 - Jim Morrison : The Rock’n’Roll’s damned poet!

June is nearly over and holidays are on their way…

To not to leave you on the lurch for the beginning of the summer, I have written for you a dossier on the famous 27 Club. Halfway between the legend, the myth and the curse, you will be surprised to discover the secrets of the most famous members of this tragic club.  6 articles will come to cover the ‘Thursday’s Discoveries’ and feed, sporadically your summer. So, I’ll see you on the 3rd of July for the 1st episode.

But before then, the Musical History lesson starts here!   

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Thursday’s Discoveries —-> A video to convince you to dig records!


The Vinyl Record: an invitation to the pleasure of digging!

They already bluffed us with a great video; NaNo Media‘s team is back to deliver us a new clean and neat video. They remind us, how one of the pleasures of all the wax‘s aficionados is to dig and discovering new pearls.

The recordcan’t be reduced to a simple musical support. The vinyl carries many other values. Those who love digging…

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Abstract 3D Sculpture on a vinyl record

Thursday’s Discoveries —-> A 3D animation on a vinyl record… Check this out!


When the 3D dances on a vinyl record, it gives this!

In his 3D video called Chooser, the artist Vince Ream gives an entity to the song Broken Box by The Queen Of The Stone Age. With the rhythm of the music, the record ‘comes alive‘ with bright 3D shapes.

It’s unusual for a rock track to have an abstract video that comes with. We were quite used to having leather and skulls. And yet, the result…

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Vinyl Record Art – The White Stripes

New piece of art - #040 - The White Stripes

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Interlaced red and white stripes on a vinyl record!!! No doubt, this is The White Stripes!

I think that there’s no need to introduce you The White Stripes? Yes, I have to? Ok, for those who spent the last decade in a basement, here is a little reminder. The White Stripes is a rock band formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. The group consisted of Jack White (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboard) and Meg…

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Audio Infuser 4700. A yesterday’s design mixed with today’s technology: it gives you a retro style High Tech Hi-Fi system… The whole thing built in the living room!

faceplate of the audio infuser 4700

Old School vs. New School, it summarizes well Todd Kumpf‘s project. Yesterday, when we wanted to listening to music, we took time. We brought out the beautiful turntable, stained wood frame, small details… We turned on the amp, brushed aluminium, solid switches… Today, to listening to music, we talk about immediate connectivity, wireless technology, mobile devices… With his Audio Infuser 4700 project, Todd wanted to combine these aspects by creating a vintage Hi-Fi system that would meet today’s standards in terms of listening to music

full view of the audio infuser 4700

Behind this project, Todd explains us that his inspiration came from the music itself. Gramatik, Daft Punk, Bonobo, Pretty Lights, Wax Tailor, Mr Scruff and many others, are artists, whom by their musical productions had mixed all kind of genres and bridged different eras. That spirit is what motivated Todd to build this device.

He explains being fascinated by the vinyl’s come back these last years. Also fascinated by the fact that many artists through their productions, remained loyal to the analog support in the recording process, while combining modern techniques and instruments in order to create incredibly powerful and unique sounds. That’s the sound that also inspired him for this project.

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To remain in the spirit of making something new out of something old, Todd scoured flea markets, eBay, second-hand shops… On the Old School side, we have a turntable Yamaha YP-D4 (1978), an equalizer JVC SEA-10 (1976) and Emerson CRT from the 90′s. On the modern side, we have a Linux driven Raspberry Pi (nanocomputer). It operates as the Wi-Fi receiver, allowing music to stream wirelessly from any mobile device, laptop… but also it operates as the Wi-Fi output, streaming music from the record player out to other WiFi enabled audio speakers. We also have a Klipsch ProMedia amplifier and many other components.
Anyway, this project, surely took time to be achieved, but the result is so beautiful, impressive and unique that it was worth it.
And like Todd says: Not your grandpa’s stereo!

For more info on the Audio Infuser 47000 project, the process, the technology… Only one place, Todd’s website.


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