Steve Coleman. Photo: Patricia Magalhases

Album review: Steve Coleman – The Mancy of Sound (Pi)

Passion is occasionally missing in the complex music of saxophonist Steve Coleman, but precision has forever got its back. Notable for its focus, polyphonic swirl marks the essence of the… Read more

Composer conductor Eric Whitacre, in rehearsal and concert at Union Chapel, Islington, London

TED: Eric Whitacre – A virtual choir, 2000 strong

In this very moving video for TED, composer and internet pioneer Eric Whitacre explains how he brought together a virtual choir to perform one of his pieces using Youtube. Eric… Read more

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Guy Garvey and Peter Gabriel in conversation

Peter Gabriel has made an exlusive version of his New Blood album available to Society of Sound members. Continuing on from the orchestration of his previous album, Scratch My Back,… Read more

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Album review: Lindsey Buckingham – Seeds We Sow (Buckingham Records)

You can take the boy out of Fleetwood Mac, but you can’t take all of the Fleetwood Mac out of the boy. Not that it’s a bad thing.  Looking as… Read more

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Album review: Hindi Zahra – Handmade, Deluxe Edition (Naive)

If you’re looking for a new, exotic female vocalist, add Hindi Zahra to your next playlist. The Moroccan born singer possesses a purity of tone and phrasing. This deluxe edition… Read more

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Album review: Dave Stewart – The Blackbird Diaries (Razor and Tie)

Despite all the time Dave Stewart has spent hanging out with Mick Jagger, and a recent stint in Nashville, the opening riffs of “So Long Ago” (the first track on… Read more

Peter Gabriel New Blood album artwork

Peter Gabriel exclusive album for Society of Sound members

Available in three stunning high-quality digital formats including 16-bit ALAC (compatible with iTunes) and 24-bit FLAC, Half Blood has been created by Peter Gabriel specifically for Society of Sound members.… Read more

St Vincent. Photo by Tina Tyrell

Album review: St. Vincent – Strange Mercy (4AD)

A glimpse into the mind of Annie Clark can be had with relative ease. Scan the titles of her latest effort, Strange Mercy, her thirdalbum, and the word “Cheerleader” is one that stands… Read more

Johnny Nicholas

Album review: Johnny Nicholas – The Future Blues (People’s Label)

Johnny Nicholas isn’t a complete unknown, but these days he is something of a shadow figure. The lanky singer and skilled journeyman hung with Rhode Island’s Duke Robillard during the… Read more