Here’s the unfortunate secret truth about running a business – most days, my head is buried in my computer screen for 8 hours. I’m doing accounting, or web updates, or a social post, or engineering drawings, or responding to an email…Regardless, I don’t get to make music a whole lot. Fortunately, I get to live vicariously through all the folks who own Vanguard microphones.
Case in point – got randomly tagged in an Instagram story yesterday. Certainly not unusual. About 10% of the time, it’s a post offering $5 Ray-Bans (totally genuine!). The other 85% it’s various photos or videos of our mics in the wild, which is very cool. And 5% of the time, I get pure magic…this was one of those times!
Meimuna is a French-language folk artist. “Quiet is the New Loud” is declared on their Instagram bio, and that about captures the delicate, ambient sound that wrapped around my brain as soon as I heard the first few seconds of “Près du littoral”. Recorded live at Théâtre de l’Echandole in Switzerland, the charm of the song is in simplicity, tone, and pure musicianship. 6 vocals, 1 guitar, and a microphone in a beautifully reverberant space.
Learn more about Meimuna here. Thank you to all involved in the making of this fantastic music video, and thank you to all of you who continue to use our tools in your craft!
-DEREK, Vanguard Audio Labs