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Music Review: Missy Higgins – The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle

June 27th, 2012

I don’t know where to start with this review because once the last song was over, I was speechless.

Five years since the last album release, Missy Higgins is back with a smooth and melodious compilation of tunes with the highly anticipated album, The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle.

I expected big things from her, and that she most certainly delivered. Twelve tracks (plus one bonus track) which take you for a ride on Missy’s rollercoaster, will keep you captivated, humming, singing, tapping, clicking and hanging on every last breath the whole way through.

Every track is layered with unique instruments and rare sounds making this a sensory overload. But I do have one recommendation. Listen to this album through awesome speakers so you can really enjoy the full experience, Missy’s voice is so incredibly pure it makes your heart melt. My first listen of the album was on a drive through Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, which the quality and clarity of Bang & Olufsen speakers made all the difference.

I couldn’t have picked a better time or place to listen to this album. Driving through the Australian outback, with a true Australian music icon was an incredible feeling – it really gave me time to listen and listen well, appreciate the voice, the talent and the sight of our own incredible backyard.

I’m not going to go through each track like I normally do, because I could be here all day writing about each one and how amazing it is. But I will make special mentions, which again is most of them; Set Me On Fire, Hello Hello, Unashamed Desire, All In My Head, Temporary Love, Tricks, Cooling Of The Embers and Sweet Arms Of A Tune.

Every track written by Missy, Dan Wilson and Kevin Griffin is immaculately produced by Brad Jones and Butterfly Boucher. This is one production that definitely invades your mind, inspiring you for the better.

It doesn’t just stop at the music – I also love the album cover and artwork, all done by artist Kate Tucker.

I’m just so overwhelmed and in love with The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle – it’s really one sensational addition to my life, which since first play, has been played over and over again.

PS – She is also absolutely stunning, I’ve never seen her look so beautiful!

State Of The Art Technology And Looks With Bang & Olufsen

April 23rd, 2010

We all want nice things. When designing, furnishing and decorating a home, one of the last things you think of incorporating into the plan is a telephone. A phone is just a phone you may say. But boy is that untrue.

Think of a beautiful telephone as a brand new LCD tv or a dishwasher. You want the best and best looking one.

Bang & Olufsen have just released their new range of phones called BeoCom 5. Once again, they have created a piece of technological art which could adapt quite easily into almost any décor, or room of the house. For many many years, B&O have been creating iconic phones, this one being the newest addition.

After a personalised viewing, I got to use the phone. Now apart from it’s looks and styling, the thing you will notice most is the sound and the clarity. UNBELIEVABLE! Like nothing I’ve heard before, especially for a cordless phone with a speakerphone.

It’s a nifty unit, storage for up to 400 contacts, the flexibility of customising the display, layout and colours. It has two phone lines built into it – one for work and one for home?

Available in aluminium or black, either will always find a place in the home.

The price you ask? Well there are 3 packages to choose from:

Basic Set-up - 1 x handset, 1 x speaker phone, 1 x base station = $1,265

The “Family of Phones” - 3 x handsets, 2 x chargers, 1 x speaker phone, 1 x base station = $2,715

The “Grand Family of Phones” - 8 x handsets, 6 x chargers, 2 x speaker phones, 1 x base station = $6,535

Have a look at them and have a play, and fall in love. You’ll want to use the house phone alot more, while also creating a talking point with an iconic feature. It’s like nothing else on the market.

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