Five poems by Garrett Hongo
A poet’s audio obsession, from his earliest vinyl to his quest for the ideal vacuum tubes, as he strives to make both sound and sense of his life. Buy it at Penguin Random House.
From Empire 398 turntables... to Dynakit tube amplifiers, Hongo’s memoir captures the beauty, wisdom, and transcendence of music, as well as its myriad delivery systems. The Perfect Sound is at its heart an exploration of the power of music. -- Alta Online
As he describes in lyrical, fervent passages, his penchant for spinning vinyl on cheap turntables would eventually become a love for elaborate equipment, amplifiers, speakers, and vacuum tubes. [A] paean to the power of music.
Hongo’s memoir mixes audiophile obsession and cultural history to provide a warm resonance of human relationships to recorded music and voices; will find an eager audience.