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What are you listening to? Rob Fitzpatrick on Dub, from Guildford to Kingston

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“To listen to music is a rare and rewarding pleasure, one that transforms the everyday just by pressing the play button. What are you listening to?” Richard King In the…

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John Metcalfe’s Minimalist Playlist and Micro-Moments

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Society of Sound artist John Metcalfe, takes us through some of his favourite Minimalist music and describes the effect that the music has had on him as a listener, composer…

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John Metcalfe’s Production Notes of ‘Kites and Echoes’

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John Metcalfe, Society of Sound artist for May, gives us an insight into the both the inspiration behind the music that makes up ‘Kites and Echoes’ as well as the…

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What are you listening to? Pete Paphides on the folly of the 12″ pop remix

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“To listen to music is a rare and rewarding pleasure, one that transforms the everyday just by pressing the play button. What are you listening to?” Richard King Music critic…

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What are you listening to? Matt Poacher on Chris Watson, Richard Skelton and the art of field recording

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“To listen to music is a rare and rewarding pleasure, one that transforms the everyday just by pressing the play button. What are you listening to?” Richard King In the…

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What are you listening to? Richard King on early adopters

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“To listen to music is a rare and rewarding pleasure, one that transforms the everyday just by pressing the play button. What are you listening to?” Richard King I would…

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Production Notes: ‘Saving the Tapes’

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Real World Studios engineer Oli Jacobs describes the process of saving and restoring a classic album recorded 24 years ago. My journey into the world of Colombian artist Totó La…

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Will Gregory in conversation

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The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble album Undercurrents was the March release on Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound. The album, recorded at Real World Studios, was recorded live by the…

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Production Notes: ‘Mastering Toto’

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Guy Davie at Electric was engaged to master the album and producer John Hollis was very keen to retain the subtly and dynamics of this acoustic recording at this stage.…

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Sonny Boy Williamson – Keep It To Ourselves

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This is one of my favourite acoustic blues albums, and one we regularly use for demonstration.  It is right up there with Muddy Waters’s “Folk Singer”.  The artist was known…

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Bowers & Wilkins at Secret 7’’

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Secret 7’’ is an annual event that combines music and art for a good cause – this year in aid of Nordoff Robbins. We are very proud to be able to…

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The Heavenly Sunday Social choose their top 10 tracks

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Synonymous with pioneering sounds, good times and an unrivalled jukebox, it’s no surprise we were more than happy to revamp the Social bar‘s sound system. We asked co-owner Robin Turner…

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Bowers & Wilkins meets the Heavenly Social

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We are very proud to announce the introduction of Proper Sound – a partnership with Bowers & Wilkins and much loved London venue The Social. Proper Sound will be introduced…

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Rough Trade recommends: Nadine Shah – Fast Food

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In reality she is of Norwegian Pakistani parents from the deepest North East England, but in my dreams she is really the bastard offspring of Nick Cave and Polly Harvey.…

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The story behind the ultimate sound system at
MoMA Bjork exhibition

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Collaborating with one of the world’s most creative musicians was never going to be straightforward. 85 separate speakers went into putting together the ultimate sound system and together with 350…

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Will Gregory’s Synth Playlist

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Will Gregory – one-half of electronic music duo Goldfrapp and lead performer of the eclectic Moog Ensemble, shares his top 5 synthesized music picks with Society of Sound. 1) John…

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PJ Harvey reviews

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PJ Harvey spent February recording her new album llve in front of an audience at London’s Somerset House. And that audience got to hear the whole process through Bowers & Wilkins…

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How the Universal Togetherness Band recordings were saved

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DJ and producer Sean Marquand recounts the mixing process of Universal Togetherness Band’s previously unreleased album, for music restoration specialists Numero Group. Available as a high-quality download from Society of…

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What Hi-Fi gives P5 Series 2 rave review

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The influential What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine has tested the new Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 headphone. The result is five stars for “the new headphones to beat”.…

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Ethan Johns in conversation

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Ethan Johns live at King’s Place is the January release on Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound. The live show captures a home-coming performance by the renowned producer, multi-instrumentalist and…

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Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit

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Now everyone loves Gregory Porter. Liquid Spirit is his third album, and his first on the prestigious Blue Note label. I bought his debut album, ‘Water’, on the Motema Music…

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