Press play and record

June 27, 2012

Ar a friend’s, who had a coveted tape of James Bond themes, it suddenly clicked that duplicating tapes was a formula that worked anywhere with the standard equipment. Soundwise this was something for nothing, ta otal immersive experience crystallized out of thin air. And music was still, in a generalnsense, scarce. This is where the search for knowledge started. I had to have it all, like a squirrel storing nuts.

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Capacitors

June 25, 2012

I was fascinated by the way an amplifier remained live seconds after you flicked the switch off. The sounds would start to crumble away in the air, like ice melting beneath your feet.

Capacitors, my dad explained.

Everytime you flicked it on, you wonder when the power was coming on stream. Inside the amp, capacitors warming up and ready to disgorge their charge.