Samuel Yirga recording at Real World Studios for Society of Sound

Debut from Ethiojazz prodigy supported by Society of Sound

Piano prodigy Samuel Yirga began his recording career creating music for the Society of Sound release ‘The Habasha Sessions’. From this early work Samuel went on to make ‘Guzo’, his… Read more

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Classic Album Sundays’ Colleen Murphy listens to The Rain Song

Classic Album Sundays will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy this month. We asked founder Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy why it is still so special.… Read more

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Blake Garris from Marvel gives us his top 10 headphone tracks

Blake Garris, Associate Producer of Editorial Content and Programming at Marvel Entertainment, has chosen his top 10 headphone tracks. Fleetwood Mac – Mirage – ‘Love In Store’ The layperson knows Fleetwood Mac… Read more

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

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Ed Harcourt’s top 10 headphone tracks.

I’ve been indulging in the use of headphones from a very early age, in the early ’80′s, to being in my studio lair in the present day. I have to… 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