In 1966, Neumann GmbH of Berlin, Germany, presented a new type of transistorized microphone to the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, NRK. Norwegian Radio had requested phantom-powered operation. Since NRK already had 48 volt available in their studios for their emergency lighting systems, this voltage was therefore used for powering the new microphones, KM 84 model, and is the origin of 48-V phantom power.
“South II” is the second full-length album by 48V from Hunan, Chengdu, China and it’s instrumental. A quite interesting blending of post-rock and electronic elements into a flowing, growing, sparkling music with a nice, electric groove and some catchy themes.
And considering they name, I might be wrong thinking of 48 volt while their MySpace URL is 48… vodka. 😀
é˜¿ å‹‡ – drums,programming and keyboard, å°5 – guitar, è‹å“²ç»´ – guitar and é»„é›¨ – bass delivered 9 beautiful tracks, they music is calm, spacy, still filled with hidden shades of tension and electrifying breaks, eruptions. I was expected more exotic – Chinese – themes dissolved in their quite Western music, I guess, it would be more exciting. Still, after a gap of five years, a number of personnel changes,Â 48V has created a nice,Â breathing and alive, “South II” have a nice groove and flows like a river, has a particular charm and warmness.
02. æ¸…æ˜Ž – Qing Ming
03. è¥¿è¡— – The West Street
04. åå¹´ – 10 Years
05. é»„å°è™Žä»Žçª—å°çºµèº«ä¸€è·ƒ – Tiger Huang Jumped From A Window
06. å¯„ä¿¡ – Send A Letter
07. ç¢ŽèŠ±å¸ƒæ˜Ÿç³» – Floral Fabric Galaxy
09. é¾™é—¨é˜µ – Chat