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

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

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Film: What we did this summer – Society of Sound stage at WOMAD 2014

Bowers & Wilkins took their Sound System to WOMAD to celebrate the art of listening. We know not everyone could come so we’ve condensed the three days of talks, performances… 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

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Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy listens to Lou Reed ‘Satellite of Love”

Like most people into good music (wink), I was a huge Lou Reed and Velvet Underground fan in my teens. I  still am, most recently having been reminded of the… Read more

The Great Beauty

The five best music moments in film in 2013

Sometimes a piece of music can transform a scene into something extraordinary and something that remains with you longer after the film has finished. We asked Time Out deputy film… 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