Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit

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… Read more


The best music moments in film in 2014

From Coldplay to Nick Cave by way of Wings, this year saw some great films made even greater by inspired music choices. For what it’s worth, our money is on… Read more

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


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