Paul Bilson recording The Creole Choir of Cuba. Photo: York Tillyer

Recording The Creole Choir of Cuba

The Creole Choir of Cuba recorded their new album, Santiman, at Real World Studios. Production engineer Patrick Philips explains why they decided to have the choir individually miked and set… Read more

Alexis Petridis on My Bloody Valentine

Listen and you’ll see: Alexis Petridis on My Bloody Valentine

I can remember everything about the first time I heard My Bloody Valentine’s third album. Not just where I was and who I was with, but what time of day… Read more

Ed Harcourt, Back Into The Woods

Recording Ed Harcourt by Abbey Road engineer Pete Hutchings

Recorded in six hours straight, these production notes by Abbey Road engineer Pete Hutchings explain how he set about recording Ed Harcourt’s pared-back and beautiful new album, Back Into The… Read more

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Listen and you’ll see: Richard King on M/A/R/R/S

In many ways ‘Pump Up The Volume’ is an archetypal one hit wonder. The creators of the track M/A/R/R/S were a one-off project that was convened in the studio as… Read more

Ed Harcourt, Into the Woods

How Ed Harcourt recorded his album in one night at Abbey Road

Ed Harcourt recorded his sixth album, Back into the Woods, at Abbey Road Studios. It was inspired by the studio itself and the desire to make a stripped-back honest album.… Read more

Listen and you'll see: Jon Savage on Family

Listen and you’ll see: Jon Savage on Family

It’s strange how few records from 1967 actually sound truly psychedelic in the 21st century. Sure, there are some terrific punkers from within the maelstrom – like the Outcasts’ “1253… Read more

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Listen and you’ll see – sonic breakthroughs in independent music

In a new series of articles curated by Richard King, a selection of highly regarded writers locate several moments when artist and labels, whether by accident or design (or both) achieved… Read more

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XTC man Andy Partridge discusses new album, Gonwards

Gonwards is a new collaboration between Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge and is available to download to Society of Sound members. We asked Andy about the recording: “Acting as ersatz… Read more

Ilona Sagar

Sound artist Ilona Sagar on sound quality and our speakers

Ilona Sagar studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College and completed her MA Sculpture at the Royal College of Art. Unsound House is currently showing at Carslaw St* Lukes, East London… Read more