Interview: Samson Young

The sound artist (and the first BMW Art Journey recipient) on bells and explosions

The only bells I hear on a regular basis are of the synthetic (and semi-annoying) kind: the preset “Chimes” and “Bell Tower” iPhone alarms signaling that morning has come. Not so easy to snooze or block out, however, are physical bells. With each strike, the bell’s ringing extricates itself from the ambient noise, soaring through the air, jolting attentions and uniting those within its audible …

Interview: Graph Rabbit

The minimalist duo on their craft and why they choose to perform their entire album front-to-back, with no computers

by Naheed Simjee NYC-based Butterscotch Records recently hosted a unique event that defines its guiding philosophy. Two of the artists on the label, Mikael Jorgensen and Graph Rabbit, played a show at west LA record shop Touch Vinyl and while the artists performed, headphone pros Audeze (one of the few to use planar magnetic drivers) installed high-end hi-fi turntable listening stations for people to listen …

Wrapping Bicycle Bell

From creative bike accessory line, Charly—a name which means “bicycle” in Japanese—this classic thumb-flick bell is as decorative as it is useful. Designed to look as if covered in wrapping paper, this elegant ringer is ready to make some noise.