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Sleeve notes: Kate Moross on Prince’s 1999

Five music-lovers from the world of art and design share thealbum artwork that has stuck with them since they first laid eyeson it, and the effect the music itself had… Read more

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Sleeve notes: Bruce Usher on D’Angelo’s Black Messiah

Five music-lovers from the world of art and design share thealbum artwork that has stuck with them since they first laid eyeson it, and the effect the music itself had… Read more

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Developing the solid – body tweeter

There has been a vast amount of change in the new 800 Series Diamond, yet the Diamond tweeter dome itself is one of the few elements to remain constant. We… Read more

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Selection of great African Voices released on the Real World Record label

To coincide with the release this month on Society of Sound of the album ‘Fatteliku’ by Senegalese superstar Youssou N’Dour, one of the most recognizable and feted voices from Africa,… Read more

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Youssou N’Dour Photo Story

Fatteliku, Youssou N’Dour et Le Super Etoile de Dakar live captures the Senegalese superstar and band in full flight as they supported Peter Gabriel on his This Way Up tour… Read more

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Field Experiment No1: Bees

“One idea that’s always intrigued me, can you record the sound of bees and play it back to them? Would they be attracted to it as if it were coming… Read more

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School of Noise: 10 pieces of music you should listen to

Run by a collective of musicians, sound artists and noise enthusiasts the SCHOOL of NOISE intends to help make experimental music increasingly accessible. Here, they choose 10 pieces of music… 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

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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