Author Archives: Matal

About Matal

Hand made HiFi, photos, a friends poetry.

Dunya Yunis – Abu Zeluf

Dunya Yunis is an amazing Lebanese mountain singer. I first came across this song by her when decades ago I bought Jean Jenkins’ ‘1. The Human Voice’ from the ‘Music in the World of Islam’ series. Later it was sampled … Continue reading

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Need a Barndance Caller Exeter, Devon?

. . . here’s where to go: http://barndancecaller.net

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Quick Update

I’m feeling guilty for not saying anything on this blog for such a long time, so will write something quick now. I took some time off to decorate the sitting room; laying a parquet floor and a vintage looking HiFi … Continue reading

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Shellac gig at The Fleece in Bristol, 7th October 2017

My friends and I went to see this gig last Saturday. It was amazing. Before going in, we had a quick beer and then went to an Italian restaurant. After chatting a while about Shellac, Todd Trainer came past and … Continue reading

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Goodbye Walter Becker

I got into Steely Dan after coming across the stunning album cover for ‘Countdown to Ecstasy’. Their music was a variation on the Americana mix of jazz, rock, blues. ┬áIt had style, humour and a crisp, clean sound – they … Continue reading

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Clean Mains Connections = Good Sound

Mains plug pin cleaning. Continue reading

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Every band member should read this . . .

. . . and anyone who loves music also, so they get to know what really goes on in the music business. A good friend of mine has brought an article to my attention, written by Steve Albini; an American … Continue reading

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