Colourbox

Ten 4AD albums everyone should own

Sound Lab

In celebration of the recent Wolfgang Tillmans’ compilation of seminal ‘80s band Colourbox we thought we’d put together a list of our favourite 4AD albums. No easy task, 4AD is…

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Wolfgang Tillmans’ Colourbox compilation available from Society of Sound

Wolfgang Tillmans’ Colourbox compilation available
from Society of Sound

Music

At the centre of Wolfgang Tillmans’ extraordinary retrospective, currently showing at The Tate Modern, is the Playback Room, featuring a pair of 800 D3 speakers showcasing experimental British 80’s band,…

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Jeremy Deller - Playback Room

Playing records in Wolfgang Tillmans’ Playback Room
with Jeremy Deller

News

The Playback Room, centrepiece of the current Wolfgang Tillmans’ exhibition at London’s Tate Modern features a high-end stereo system that includes a pair of 800 D3 speakers. Conceived as a…

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The Apples

The Apples Playlist

Music

The Apples, whose new album Dragonz is the March release on Society of Sound deliver a playlist of some of their favourite music entitled; Influences, role models, and favourites. “New…

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Alternative female voices

Alternative female voices

Music

The ‘female vocal’ is a classic of Hi-Fi demonstrations and test discs, used by countless audiophiles to reveal something about a system or a separate component. We know, we use…

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David-Keenan

Faber Social present: David Keenan on music and memory

Sound Lab

Faber Social is the unerringly cool arm of London’s Faber & Faber publishing house. Over the coming months we will be featuring exclusive essays, extracts and articles from some of…

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Heaven 17

From two-tracks to Air Studios in 18 months

Music

The Society of Sound release for February features a work-in-progress insight into the new album by Heaven 17; Not For Public Broadcast. The album as been recorded at Martyn Ware’s…

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National Sound Archive

The extraordinary National Sound Archive

News

As well as housing the largest collection of books in the country, the second largest in the world, the British Library is home to the National Sound Archive, which consists…

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600-Series

Ten ‘Krautrock’ classics

Music

We pick our ten favourite ‘Krautrock’ classics. Albums that define the wide-ranging musical explosion in West Germany at the end of the 1960s and early 1970s and went on to…

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Bristol2017

800 Series Diamond and new DB1D subwoofers shine at Bristol Sound & Vision 2017

News

Bowers & Wilkins was once again one of the must-see rooms at the Bristol Sound & Vision Hi-Fi show with a demonstration featuring the awesome 800 D3 loudspeakers, an 800…

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Adrift_CM10

Adrift – making cosmic music

Sound Lab

Adrift is an engaging marriage of art and science that takes place online, in exhibitions, in the space around the Earth and in this evocative video. The merging of art…

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Soundtracks

Ten great sounding movie soundtracks

Music

We have selected ten great-sounding movie soundtrack albums. Music that works with or without the movie. There are two kinds of soundtrack album. There are compilation albums of songs used…

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founding members of Heaven 17, Martyn Ware and Glenn Gregory stay true to their founding ideals with a playlist of protest songs taken from their own catalogue, their B.E.F. production arm and a diverse array of other artists.

Heaven 17 Playlist

Music

From their earliest albums Penthouse and Pavement and Luxury Gap Heaven 17 have always managed to subtly – sometimes overtly – and effectively marry their electronic pop appeal with a…

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Matrix

Industry firsts – Matrix

Speakers

Bowers & Wilkins’ team of acoustic engineers is constantly pushing the limits of their understanding of audio technology. The result of this dedicated pursuit of perfection is an almost constant…

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Valentines

The perfect Valentine’s Day playlist.

Music

We’ve chosen ten songs that are unabashedly romantic but also sound stunning. It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day playlist, and thanks to T7 Wireless you can enjoy it with the person…

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Tate 803 D3

Sound becomes art at Tate Modern

News

Once again we are very proud to be working with ground-breaking artist Wolfgang Tillmans. His eponymous exhibition opens at London’s Tate Modern next week and includes an immersive ‘Playback Room’…

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Flowport_805D3

Industry firsts – Flowport

Speakers

Bowers & Wilkins’ team of acoustic engineers is constantly pushing the limits of their understanding of audio technology. The result of this dedicated pursuit of perfection is an almost constant…

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Album-Launch-at-Jazz-Cafe

Making Wandering Heart by Brooke Sharkey

Music

Brooke Sharkey’s Wandering Heart is the Society of Sound release for January, and in this blog, Brooke gives us some further insight into the creative process of making the album…

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ISE2017

The Diamond Cinema experience

Speakers

Bowers & Wilkins is unleashing a new level of cinematic excellence on visitors to ISE 2017 in Amsterdam. The breathtaking Diamond Cinema experience delivers unrivalled technical excellence, design and performance,…

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Turbine Head

Industry firsts – Turbine Head

Speakers

Bowers & Wilkins’ team of acoustic engineers is constantly pushing the limits of their understanding of audio technology. The result of this dedicated pursuit of perfection is an almost constant…

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Keeping the faith for February

Keeping the faith for February

Music

Abstinence, dark mornings, cold toes – February doesn’t offer much in the way of comfort. To help you through the next four weeks we’ve put together ten tracks to move…

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