November 27, 2020
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Thou Malt Not Covet: In Search of Malt-forward Beer

As soon as the equinox tips the daily balance toward darkness, my craving grows for only one ingredient in my beer: malt. And I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in longing for the warming, comforting flavours specialty malts provide, be they breadcrust, hazelnut and brown sugar, or chocolate, coffee and molasses.
November 23, 2020
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Classical Music, Psychologically Speaking – The Spotify Playlist

If self expression, emotional regulation and cognitive development can be influenced by music, then classical is genre by association with serotonin production.
November 20, 2020
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Kondo Audio Note: Masaki Ashizawa Creates his own Shadow

The current range of Kondo Audio Note products is proof positive that Masaki Ashizawa has emerged from the shadow and reflected glory of his mentor, Hiroyasu Kondo, and has become a forward-looking designer in his own right.
November 13, 2020
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Sleevenote: A Digital Analog for Music Lovers?

The road of digital audio players is littered with the wreckage of heroic efforts, remember Pono? Sleevenote hopes to break through and appeal to vinyl and CD heads who love album art.