More than a year ago we met Jeremy Olivier (a South African singer-song writer) through
Frank Lenselink, with our idea of ​​analogue mastering the (now released) Album of
Jeremy and bringing it to vinyl, but that did not allow the quality in our view.
So we had the suggestion to Record Jeremy with our label and with perhaps
other talented musicians.
Mike del Ferro is not only a pianist of the highest level but also a fascinating person,
Mike has already done several projects with us and we thought this is the right combination.
Well it turned out that Jeremy and Mike have played together before which we didn’t know 🙂
Once in the studio this Duo is all amazing !! Very professional and musically we managed to record this album successfully within 2 days!

(recording date: 31-08 & 01-09-2020)
Soon available on vinyl and tape.


-FULL DYNAMIC AUDIOPHILE RECORDING-
One year ago at a Spiritconnection concerts in a big church in Weesp (the Netherlands) we had an rehearsal with some musicians for a sound-experience, Atzko and Eddy played an improvisation together for fun, we immediately realized that these musicians could form a suitable duo so we asked them if it would be an idea to record them.

They were certainly in for that! After a number of rehearsals we were invited to listen to this duo if the music that they have practiced would be something we were looking for, but that turned out not really to be the case so we gave them some ideas as not only to perform improvisations but also to pay attention to the musicality and that the songs would matter, so that everyone would enjoy putting on this music.

The result is incredible, this duo has risen above themselves under the guidance of us to a top duo! 4 beautiful pieces is the result of 2 recording days. The beautiful melodies of Atzko takes you into an emotional experience of spring, summer, autumn and winter where eddy interprets the enormous thunderstorms in the summer with his beautiful percussion work.

For audiophiles it is also highly recommended not only because we spend a lot of attention to detail and with the use of the very best equipment, but sonically it worked out to be a very dynamic and musical recording. This recording will be released on Tape and Vinyl and perhaps later digitally.

Recording date: june 22/23 2020


A few months ago we had an fantastic idea to try to capture one of our old high resolution recordings we did with “Turtle Records” (our former Label) to tape and LP on the highest possible way.
So we asked Bert van der Wolf (Edison Production Company BV) who has the Original high-res. masters in his posession to collaborate with us and aim for this geart project.

So we all came together and talked about the possibilities , so we planed a day to do this job and prepared our studio with amps of Soulution and Moon, TAD Compact Evolution loudspeakers and the tape machines with cables from SCHNERZINGER® GIGA-PULSE technology and Interfering field elimination, Audioquest Niagara Power conditioners. Bert tried to get the most sofisticated MERGING NADAC+PLAYER+POWER and CLOCK (world premier!)

We did some tests and finally recorded DEAN PEER album on to tape !
This recording comes from our high resolution masters (352kHz 32Bit)
The sound is incredible !!!

We were all impressed what we catch on to tape !
It is as if Dean is playing in front of us, the energy of the Bass the tabla etc. it’s unbelievable impressive!
Soon available on direct tape copy’s and LP
More info soon.


Some time ago Atzko was at our shop (Rhapsody) and was telling us about plans she had for a new trio and she came up with some suggestions of musicians, I asked her directly to record her on tape and Harry told her “why not choose Tony Overwater on Bass and Angelo Verploegen on trompet? ” She was directly in for the suggestion and she was thinking already to play sometime in the future with these great dutch jazz musicians.

Last thursday and friday 29,30th of march 2018 we recoded an studio and live recording of this great jazz trio on to analog tape.
What a great performance and fantastic songs that Atzko choose from the good old history of jazz and let’s not forget some beautiful songs of Atzko,Tony and Angelo that will make this recording a succes!

It was as always an exciting experience to create an almost ready product in the moment if you go live to 2 track!
And we dit it again! Try to catch the energy of the musical performance as real as possible direct on to tape is always a challenge but fun to do and great if is works out well !

These musicians have a lot of experience and giged worldwide with numerous musicians and this is the first time they played with each other and we are honored to have made this analog recording with them! We will create an master tape in the next couple of months,.
Atzko,Tony and Angelo will be touring for the next couple of years.

We made a special mastering for CD
Order the CD  ———-> CLICK HERE


Vrijdag 20 oktober van 12.00 – 17.00 uur
Zaterdag 21 oktober van 10.00 – 16.00 uur


RHAPSODY introduceert:Rhapsody Analog recordings

Rhapsody Analog Recordings of kortweg: RAR. Een platenlabel dat enkel en alleen analoog opneemt. Het is een samenwerking van Michael van Polen, Frans de Rond en Harry van Dalen gebaseerd op hun gemeenschappelijke passie voor geluid, klank en muziek.
20 en 21 oktober lanceren we dit label met de release van de eerste twee albums*, die als plaat en tape verschijnen. Het zijn live-to-two-track-recordings die het moment dat muziek gemaakt wordt, direct en puur vastlegt.

We willen graag met jullie deze introductie luister bijzetten. Je bent van harte welkom op de Borneolaan in Hilversum. Ons pand zal bruisen met allerlei analoge zaken. En een bijzondere high-end installatie die dat mooie en eerlijke analoge geluid perfect tot z’n recht laten komen.


Qua High-End hebben we dit weekend bijzondere apparatuur staan, waaronder de primeur van de geïntegreerde versterker Soulution 330 (deze gaat circa € 18.000 kosten).

Daarnaast introduceren we de Zellaton Legacy luid-sprekers uit Duitsland.

Als klap op de vuurpijl hebben we de meest geavanceerde buizen-versterker staan. Deze Alieno levert 250 watt aan classe A over 300 B-buis zonder uitgangstrafo. Een revolutionair ontwerp op eenzame hoogte.

En we hebben de Sennheiser H1 in huis. De beste hoofd-telefoon ooit.

Natuurlijk hebben we nog meer verrassingen in petto. Het worden twee bijzondere Rhapsody-dagen vol met audiofiel muziekplezier. Wees welkom!


*Het eerste RAR-album is van pianiste Atzko Kohashi en vocaliste Denise Jannah.
Live opgenomen in de luisterruimte van de Rhapsody-thuisbasis.

*Het tweede album is van Carmen Gomes Inc. en is opgenomen in MCO Studio 2 en een ode aan Harry Belafonte.

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Our dear friend Harry Bouwman keeps our Studers up and running superior ! 
He’s chancing some bearings and brings it back to spec.
What a great guy !

See the gallery fore some more pictures of the inside of the A80


There is a new recording coming up this thursday 26 january 2017 at MCO Studio’s Hilversum.

It is a piece from -Fons Brouwer- called “Tempera”
This piece is gonna be performed by Navarra String Quartet.

More info. after the recording.

-NEWS-  Today: Januari 28 2019 we will finish the recording and will be available in a digital format soon.

Navarra String Quartet

 


Recorded Live at MCO Hilversum on Sunday November 13 2016

Harry came up with an idea to cover the album ‘Harry Belafonte Sings The Blues’. Frans took the idea to Carmen Gomes Inc. And they started rehersing and playing the album live for a few times. On the 12 and 13th of november we came together to record the album live on tape

The members are fresh and ready for the concert. The warm vocals of Carmen is hitting the tape and there she goes gluing into the bass who’s carying the band, the sometimes dynamic bassdrum opens up the vains that give us the thrills of a ‘yeah!‘ and then the great guitar playing of Folker he’s screamin blues all over us , what a great band coming alive and on tape it is just overwhelming.


Recorded Live at MCO Hilversum on Saturday december 19 2015

Sanne Rambags (vocals), Bram Stadhouders (guitar) and Joost Lijbaart (drums), The young singer Sanne Rambags is central to this adventurous trio. Two big names form a beautiful trio together with the fragile voice of Sanne, where openness and tranquility play an important role.

The first notes of Bram.. we were equally caught up in the adventure ! “The Pat Metheny-like” sound that Bram can create was an instant recognition for many, but Sanne .. .. so pure, so crystal clear, so catchy, the tears rolled off the cheeks .. we were deepley touched ! Joost percusieve guidance gave such a beautiful experience that a movie appeared   in front of you .. We are so happy we recored this trio on tape, the liveness is still there! Everyone was naturally very curious about the result so we have played a number of tracks and mouths fell open !! We are very proud that we can do these kind of recordings and that you believe in us that gives us the drive to do even more! Fresh ideas, knowledge and especially fun makes it all more than worth!
The concert was once again very successful !!

 


Recorded Live at MCO Hilversum on Friday december 18 2015

In 2006 an unusual duo was formed: drummer Joost Lijbaart and pianist Wolfert Brederode. They worked together
previously with Swiss singer 
Susanne Abbuehl and in several ballet projects.

The performance of Joost and Wolfert is unbelievable ! It turned out to be one of the most great recordings we ever did! Their ability to combine their instruments and produce a sound as if it were ‘one’ instrument, turned out so well, they decided to start this duo. There is so much silence and beautiness in the songs that can transcend you directly to a materialless space.. We and the mucisions are amazed how well it stand’s out on tape. “Woww it sound’s so good… unbelievable”