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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

Bowers & Wilkins M-1 and ASW608 subwoofer in white.

Grand Theft Audio – 5 great games for your surround sound home cinema

Video games are often regarded as a visual medium (well, there’s a clue in the name…) but as with films, sound has become a vitally important part of the production,… Read more

Headphone-tracks

Our favourite records – headphone tracks

We asked Bowers & Wilkins Applied Research Engineer Stuart Nevill to stick his head over the parapet one more time and choose eight tracks that really benefit from being listened… Read more

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Remastering Peter Gabriel’s So

Released in 1986, ‘So‘ became one of the defining albums of the era, landing multitudes of awards, millions of sales and a huge hit single with Sledgehammer. But when Peter… Read more

Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg gives us his top 10 tracks

Superstar in the making Jake Bugg gives us his sonic top 10 tracks. His debut album is out this week. Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo child I love the excitement a… Read more

Peter Gabriel live in Athens 1987

Peter Gabriel’s Live in Athens audio finally available

At the height of his fame, Gabriel toured his classic album, So, throughout the world ending in an open-air theatre overlooking Athens. Recorded and filmed over three nights and painstakingly… Read more

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Top 10 surround sound recordings you should own

We are very proud to be able to make seminal recording Tubular Bells available as a 5.1 surround sound mix on Society of Sound. To celebrate we asked Jason Kennedy… Read more