Syriana, recording A Life In Film at Real World. Photo: York Tillyer

Syriana’s A Life In Film: Converting an album from vinyl to digital

Producer and musician Bernard O’Neill explains the background to the making of the unique album, A Life In Film: “The Syriana idea was the bringing of west and east together… Read more

Pinkunoizu. Photo: Paul Heartfield

Pinkunoizu’s The Drop: track by track

Danish Krautrock-popsters Pinkunoizu’s wonderful new album, The Drop, is available as a studio-quality download from Society of Sound. Here they take us through the album, track by track:   The… Read more

Rough Trade recommends: Daughn Gibson's Me Moan

Rough Trade recommends: Daughn Gibson, Me Moan

It’s probably best to get the elephant out in the open right at the start. I know there are many marmite voices (some misguided people think Bob Dylan can’t sing?),… Read more

Rough Trade Recommends sophisticated boom boom

Rough Trade recommends: Sophisticated Boom Boom – The Shadow Morton Story

  Apologies for recommending elderly American men in consecutive months, but two events made the choice for me: firstly, and very sadly, George “Shadow” Morton died earlier this year, but… Read more

Joseph Arthur. Photo credit: Danny Clinch

Joseph Arthur’s new album available as a studio-quality download

  “Boogie Christ is unlike anything I’ve ever done before. It’s a big production with horns and soul singers; a psychedelic soul record about redemption and what happens after you… Read more

Rough Trade Recommends Van Dyke Park's Songs Cycled

Rough Trade recommends: Van Dyke Parks, Songs Cycled

If there was any justice in the music world VDP would be a household name. He is probably best known for his work with Beach Boy Brian Wilson’s once mythical… Read more

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Sir Colin Davis’ final recording on Society of Sound

Sir Colin Davis was – in many ways – the founding father of LSO Live. When the decision is made to start a new classical record label you need some… Read more

Rough Trade recommend John Grant's Pale Green Ghosts

Rough Trade recommends: John Grant, Pale Green Ghosts

Sometimes intensely self-confessional albums can be just too much: too self obsessed, too introspective and too miserable to actually make a good listen. But every so often along comes an… Read more

Three Cane Whale recording Fall Of Snow Photography credit Alex & Rob

The unique world of Three Cane Whale

Spellbinding multi-instrumental trio Three Cane Whale combine the influences of folk, minimalism, classical and film music to produce something “impressively original” (The Guardian) and uniquely moving. The music is intricate… Read more