Recording Peter Gabriel's New Blood at AIR studios. Photography: York Tillyer

Video: Peter Gabriel records Red Rain at AIR studios

Peter Gabriel and his New Blood orchestra recording Red Rain at AIR studios. You can read an interview with Dickie Chappell, Peter Gabriel’s engineer here. Read more

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Jamie Cullum’s sonic top 10

Singer, songwriter, pianist and multi-instrumentalist, Jamie Cullum is one of Britain’s best-loved musicians and currently on BBC Radio 2. Here is his sonic top 10. Keith Jarrett – The Koln… Read more

Dickie Chappell, engineer. Photography: York Tillyer

New Blood interview with Peter Gabriel engineer, Dickie Chappell

To celebrate the launch of Peter Gabriel’s New Blood album, and its exclusive Society of Sound sibling, Half Blood, we have an interview with famed Peter Gabriel engineer, Dickie Chappell.… Read more

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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

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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