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Martyn Ware’s Tales From The Bridge installation in London

Martyn Ware, synth legend, founder of Heaven 17 and immersive sound artist, was commisioned to create a unique new work to celebrate the 2012 Olympics. Ware has created a mesmerising … Read more

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Tone Audio’s test tracks for speaker evaluation

Part of my day job at TONEAudio Magazine deals with evaluating equipment from numerous manufacturers. The Bowers & Wilkins 802 Diamonds happen to be one of my reference tools of choice… Read more

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Ryan McGinley’s mesmerising video for sigur ros’ Valtari project

One of the most interesting of contemporary bands, sigur ros also push boundaries visually. Their Valtair film project gives twelve film makers a modest budget and free reign to “create whatever… Read more

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Joseph Arthur’s Redemption City new Society of Sound album

If there’s such a thing as the opposite of writer’s block, Joseph Arthur has it. The Akron, Ohio-bred/Brooklyn, NY-residing singer/songwriter, who once released four EPs in the span of as… Read more

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Wonderful video from new instrumental Darren Hayman album, Lido

Super Swimming Stadium by Darren Hayman from Darren Hayman on Vimeo. Lido is an instrumental album by Darren Hayman about open air swimming pools. He also has a blog which… Read more

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Album review: Brandi Carlile – Bear Creek (Columbia)

While she’s not a comic-book hero Avenger, Brandi Carlile possesses a disarming, clear, clarion voice that could seemingly leap tall buildings in a single bound. Late last year, on her… Read more

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Speech Debelle’s top 10 Bass tracks

Sister Nancy – ‘Bam Bam’ “It’s all bassline and vocals, a great example of how reggae is all about resonance. This track was originally done by Yellow Man with the… Read more

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Album Review: Neneh Cherry & The Thing – The Cherry Thing (Smalltown Supersound)

For the past two decades, Neneh Cherry has primarily served as an answer to 80s-minded trivia questions along the lines of “Who sang the hit ‘Buffalo Stance’?” The stepdaughter of… Read more

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Classic Recordings: Blondie – Parallel Lines

Blondie – Parallel Lines Chrysalis (Vinyl) By Paul Rigby Of course Deborah Harry, herself, was the centre of many a teenage boy’s lustful dreamings when Blondie hit the UK pop… Read more