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

Bernie Krause. Zoetrope 1979 – Taken during the recording sessions for Apocalypse Now, at Francis Coppola’s Zoetrope Studios in San Francisco

The extraordinary recordings of Bernie Krause

We are extremely proud to be able to make available some of Bernie Krause’s extraordinary recordings as high-quality downloads through Society of Sound. An inspiration in both the music industry… Read more

Peter Gabriel - And I'll Scratch Yours

Stars cover Peter Gabriel tracks on new album

“Songwriting is what drew me into music. The craft and process of putting together a song seems both exciting and magical” – Peter Gabriel In 2010, the first part of… Read more

Kalbata & Mixmonster in the studio. Photo credit: Dan Balilty

Creating with less: Kalbata and Mixmonster in the studio

Kalbata & Mixmonster in Jamaica Trailer from kalbata on Vimeo. Producers Kalbata & Mixmonster went into their home studio with the sole purpose of recording a fully analogue reggae album… Read more