September 6th, 2013

The Ice Queen

A few days ago we had the opportunity to go to one of the concerts of the year. The Icelandic icon Björk put on a spectacular show at London’s Alexandra Palace. The venue has a bit of a reputation for bad sound quality but we didn’t need to worry as Björk evidently has a rather high quality control.

No photography or filming was allowed but people didn’t seem to care much. We would never disobey Björk though so we didn’t take more than one photo before it started but we can tell you that it sounded and looked great.

The stage was placed in the middle of the hall and had lots of massive wooden machine like things that sometimes started moving when the music went particularly industrial. And it often did, extremely heavy stuff that blew you away. In contrast to this she had the Icelandic women’s choir ‘Graduale Nobili‘ that juxtaposed the bassy beats brilliantly. The favourite was ‘Isobel‘ where the choir mimicked the intricate string section, originally arranged by Brazilian composer Eumir Deodato.

They also filmed the whole show for a dvd release (or maybe TV, we don’t know) so after some of the songs, Björk kindly asked if they could do a repeat, and no one complained of course. At the end of it she said: ‘God, I’ve never chatted this much at a show’ which makes us wonder how quiet she would be if the filming wouldn’t have been going on. We guess she’s all about performing and not entertaining. And that she does brilliantly.

We ♥ you Björk

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May 11th, 2013

Today’s Favourite

Isobel‘ is hereby named today’s favourite. Johannesson, Schultz & Berglund’s mellow Björk cover Sounds lush on the Django Ls.

Johannesson, Schultz & Berglund

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May 11th, 2013


Not really, it’s a German wooden horn instrument called Alphorn. Very special sound not dissimilar to a Didgeridoo. They have had a good few live acts at the first floor atrium. We’ll tell you all about it in a bit.


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May 11th, 2013

Live at the MOC

Dean Peer

Yesterday was a busy day as usual here at the High End Show so it was real nice to hear some chilled tunes from solo bassist Dean Peer having our daily Weißwurst & pretzel. The beats was very soft sounding and the percussionist made use of one of those cool brazilian cube drums, Cajón. The setting might not have been the most inspiring but they didn’t seem to care, it sounded great anyway.

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January 22nd, 2013

A little more…

from CES. Even though it’s a while ago, we thought we might just write one lats post about it. We’re almost in a bit o sentimental mood now when it’s so far to the next one:)


There were a lot of interest in this recorder from Nagra. A proper geeky collectors item in our room.

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January 10th, 2013

Today’s Favourite

Today's Favourite

Getz/Gilberto – The Girl from Ipanema. A vinyl classic that soothes our souls after busy day 🙂

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November 28th, 2012

The perfect Christmas gift?

Venus's Hifi

Venus's Hifi

German artist Petrus Wandrey (1939 – 2012), created this stereo system called ‘Venus’s Hifi’ for the Berliner Funkausstellung 1981. Rather something isn’t it? I don’t know what it sounds like but it sure looks pretty bombastic. You can buy it from Scandinavian auctioneer site Lauritz. Starting bid EUR15,000.

Would you be happy receiving this as a gift this Christmas? 🙂

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April 13th, 2012

Music on the inside

Bjoern Ewers has created these ads for the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra with photos taken from the inside of instruments. Beautiful stuff!

Maybe we should make ads with photos of the insides of our speakers:)

 Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra


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February 11th, 2012

World famous in Sweden

We just came back from the XTZ room where we listened to singer/actress Anna-Lotta Larsson. I don’t know if she’s famous abroad but she’s very big in Sweden. She actually apologised for being amped by a Bose speaker but it sounded really good anyway. She has such a lovely voice and the guy on piano is very talented as well. Thank you for the music:)


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January 13th, 2012

Today’s favourite

La Luna Brilla – Jennifer Warnes from the album ‘The Well ( Digitally Remastered )’. Beautiful tune!

Jennifer Warnes - The Well ( Digitally Remastered )

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