BLOG: The Fav Album Of…. – CustomArt

In this weekly series of articles you will discover what are the business insider’s favorite albums and tracks. We have contacted a broad selection of industry experts and each Wednesday you can discover one of those guy’s favorite albums and why this is so. Check out our previous “Favorite album of” articles here: http://www.headfonia.com/category/fav-album-of/

This week’s honor goes to Piotr from CustomArt, a Polish based maker of good Custom Inear Monitors. We’ve looked at there products several times already.

 

The CustomArt H8P: http://www.headfonia.com/customart-harmony-8-pro-mindblowing/

The CustomArt 8.2: http://www.headfonia.com/review-custom-art-harmony-8-2-sound-done-right/

The CustomArt Ei.3: http://www.headfonia.com/review-customart-ei-3-big-bold/

 

Who am I:

I am Piotr Granicki, owner of Custom Art – a Polish custom IEM company. I manage the company and I’m responsible for tuning the sound of our monitors. I also do some lab work, especially with silicone monitors.

The Band
For the past couple of months I’ve been quite obsessed with Periphery. I’ve always liked heavy genres of music – drop-tuned guitars, screaming vocals, djenty rhythms which makes you want to hammer some dry wall – that’s my stuff. Periphery mixes all of the above with some progressive metal qualities which makes it perfect for my tastes. Funnily enough even though the band’s first album had come out in 2010 I discovered Periphery only few months ago – it was an instant love from the first note.     

 

The Album

I would have to say Juggernaut: Omega. This album is both heavy and melodic with some great songs.

The Song

It’s almost impossible for me to choose only one, really, but I’m going to say The Bad Thing. It has great guitar work with lots of dissonance, weighty vocals and constantly changing pace which keeps you engaged and focused.

 

Listening preference

On the go I listen from my HTC 10, currently paired with a prototype FIBAE (Flat Impedance Balanced Armature Earphone) technology IEM. I try to carry in my pockets as little as possible so I don’t really use external amplifiers and DAPs for commute listening.

At office we use Dynaudio BM5A MKII paired with Fast Track sound card. They are great active monitors with sweeter/warmer midrange than you typically hear from studio speakers  it makes them great for just playing music as they don’t force you to focus on details.

 

Discover

If you want to check out Piotr’s favorite album, you can do so here:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFOd1gazZu0my2RZg6b_XtVfOlVUN9ISt (not available in all countries)

TIDAL: https://listen.tidal.com/album/54245881

Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/62Tj6rsrxC1FXTHRDfiR9y

Qobuz: http://player.qobuz.com/#!/album/5052111147865

Enjoy!

Thank you Piotr for being on the series and for giving us a little insight in what you like to listen to. If you have suggestions of who we should feature in this article series, let us know in the comments!

Up to next week…

BLOG: The Fav Album Of…. – CustomArt
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Lieven is living in Europe and he's the leader of the gang. Coming from a musical family he's always been interested in good sound. Unlike his family members the only musical instruments he plays are amps and DACs. He loves playing with old tubes and discovering new products while staying faithful to the good old Sennheiser HD650.

1 Comment

  • Reply April 27, 2017

    Manan dedhia

    Great to read that Piotr is a fan of the heavier genre of music. Periphery are pretty damn fine live too. Not that I am qualified to say anything, but I use “The Great Mass” by Septicflesh to gauge my hearing equipment. it makes for a good first pass – due to the heavy metal elements and the symphony orchestra elements and a good dynamic range of volume and speed.

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