Radiophonic Workshop at Real World Studios

The extraordinary Radiophonic Workshop album, in the band’s own words, track by track.

We’ve had a lot of unusual and inspiring albums this year on Society of Sound, not least Laura Mvula’s orchestral version of her debut, Sing To The Moon, or the… Read more

Chris Watson at Branchage Festival, Jersey

An island in a sea of sound – Chris Watson’s Nature Disco

Earlier this year, world-leading wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson staged a wonderful nature disco on the island of Jersey. For just over an hour, the audience were surrounded by the… Read more

Cara Dillon by Roger Sargent

Cara Dillon chooses her top five favourite tracks.

Cara Dillon’s new album, A Thousand Hearts, is available exclusively to Society of Sound members in 24-bit studio quality. Band member and partner Sam Lakeman told us “To me there… Read more

Music for your speakers: Ali & Toumani

Music for your speakers: Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté – Ali and Toumani

Ali and Toumani, featuring the Malian musicians, Ali Farka Touré on the guitar and vocals, and Toumani Diabaté on the kora, was released in 2010, several years after Touré’s death… Read more

Tom Cawley, Joshua Blackmore and Sam Burgess at Real World Studios. Credit: York Tillyer

Tom Cawley on recording ‘Captive’ for Society of Sound

The distinctive sound of Curios owes all to the group’s chemistry and the unrivalled interplay between the musicians. Formed by pianist and composer Tom Cawley, we asked him about their… Read more

Graham Hi-Fi Recommends Woman Child

Music for your speakers: Cecile McLorin Salvant – WomanChild

This wonderful new album was released a few months ago. I know. I know. We only review albums that are at least fifteen years old. Well all I can say… Read more

Llewyn-Davis

Best music moments in this year’s Oscar favourites

January and February are the months everyone hates… cold, rife with divorces and the winter blues. Everyone except film-lovers, since it’s at the beginning of the year that the big-hitting… Read more

Classic Album Sunday's present Roxy Music's Avalon

Classic Album Sundays’ Colleen Murphy Listens to Roxy Music’s ‘The Main Thing’

I discovered Roxy Music as a teenager while working in a record shop. One of my co-workers continually raved about the band so I picked up a copy of their… Read more

Graham Hi-Fi Recommends Ernest Ranglin

Music for your speakers: Ernest Ranglin – Below The Bassline

“The days may be getting shorter and the nights longer.  Winter may be on its way, but do not despair. We have an antidote.  Just listen to this album once… Read more