Welcome Driving Sounds Club Members old and new.

As we creep towards the relative freedom of the 29th March it may be time to hunt out some new music. The guy above is called Cory Wong. He is an American musician/songwriter/producer and is as funky as anything! Having mixed and played with many red hot funkers in his home town of Minneapolis, his solo output is prolific and this month's hidden track (which is right here by the way:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdZkYxLLzWY) is a track from his February release; Cory and the Wongnotes. I can imagine this track causing many car occupants to bounce up and down whilst in transit. Hands on the wheel please drivers.
In other news we have a feature on sound treatment for cars. This is absolutely essential when upgrading speakers and you can read on to find out why.

Cory Wong - Heist
Confused about sound proofing vs sound deadening vs sound treatment? Read our handy guide!
Sound deadening vs Sound absorption
We reviewed an Audi TT back in 2011. This was our first serious listen to Audison Voce speakers. We still consider the experience to be one of best listens we have ever had in a car. The article is available for free download by hitting the button below. 

If you are in the market for a speaker upgrade, the article may encourage you to consider the very excellent Audison Voce range!
Get the article here
Top Five Driving Sounds

It seemed fitting to revisit some tunes that we know sound really good on Audison Voce speakers. The list includes some old favourite demo tracks of ours. Why not try them in your own car?

I Want You (She's So Heavy) - The Beatles
Devil's Spoke - Laura Marling
The Sound Of Muzak - Porcupine Tree
Hey Now - London Grammar
Facing West - The Staves

Feel free to send us some of your own in car favourites for us to share. Just hit the button below.
My Top In Car Tunes

Many of you will be aware that as well as my involvement with the in car audio industry, I am also an enthusiastic amateur music maker. I play a number of instruments, although my main one is guitar, which I teach in my spare time. I was recently asked to write a brief article for a local magazine on playing a musical instrument as therapy. Many folk have been struggling with isolation, boredom and stress throughout lockdown and have been casting around for things with which to occupy themselves. However, as I haven't been able to give face-to-face lessons and online lessons are just nowhere near as much fun. I therefore chose to extend the brief to include listening to music as a form of mindfulness. I have spent many happy/sad hours simply listening to music. I don't mean just having music on, but actually listening intensely. Sometimes, I get to the end of an album and listen to it again, particularly if it is very intricate. I find I can get completely absorbed by music and it definitely lifts my mood. This is especially the case when driving alone although, I am always careful to watch that boundary between listening intently and watching the road. During lockdown, I have listened to more music than ever. I find that with an open mind and a decent streaming service, there is endless inspiration out there. So, the next time you are feeling low or negative about the world and your part in it, go for a listen and a drive. What's that Sooty? your car doesn't sound very good? You know what to do!

See you next month, in the meantime, do take care.

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