"Mozart a Paris," Directed by Fernand Oubradous. The Complete Parisian Mozart Compositions (1763 and 1778). 7 LP Boxset, £2,495, from Electric Recording Company
In the Guardian, An interview with extreme audiophile Pete Hutchison, who has a massive vinyl hoarding habit. His Electric Recording Company label reissues classic recordings such as one rare Mozart box set on seven discs, directed by Fernand Oubradous, limited to 300 copies, that will cost you £2,495 (around $4K). "I want to have the best-sounding records in the world," he says. "The first challenge was finding and restoring the equipment."
Below, a video from The Electric Recording Co. documenting the production of Johanna Martzy's "The Unaccompanied Violin Sonata's Volumes 1, 2 and 3," recut in true mono from the first generation analogue master tapes uniquely using vintage valve technology.
And beneath that, a video on the sleeve letterpress process they use.
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Neglected public payphones in New York City are being turned into “GuyFi” stations: a place where one can rub one out for the sake of “stress relief.” Annalee Newitz reports on the wank booths from a company named “Hot Octopus”… The company reported that at least 100 men used the booth on its opening day […]
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
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