rolling stones

Steve Van Zandt’s vinyl top 10

There is something very unappealing about recommendation technology. Amazon’s is almost patronising in its banality and does anyone find iTunes’ Genius feature useful? I would always take suggestions from friends… Read more

portico-quartet

Exclusive new Portico Quartet album for Music Club Members

Nominated for the Mercury Music Prize Best Album of 2008, Portico Quartet have gone from cult secret to broadsheet double-spreads in very little time. Their distinctive sound comes in part… Read more

Benjamin Grosvenor at Real World

Benjamin Grosvenor plays RFH + top 10 tracks.

Society of Sound artist and classical pianist Benjamin Grosvenor will be making his debut playing with the Philharmonia at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 25th January. For all his… Read more

dave stewart

New exclusive music – plus 24-bit FLAC option

This month, on top of the regular Society of Sound album – Dabe Touré and Skip McDonald’s In Session – we have exclusive lossless versions of 4 tracks from musical… Read more

Vinyl

Vinyl still fighting in a digital world.

This month heralds one of the most unlikely anniversaries – the 60th birthday of the 7” single. With focus firmly on the rise of digital sales and fall of CD… Read more

Skip McDonald and Daby Toure at Real World Studios. Photography: York Tillyer

New album available as 24-bit download – as requested

This month’s album, In Session, is a collaboration between the extraordinary Mauritanian musician Daby Toure and old-school bluesman Skip McDonald. Clearly Music Club members are very discerning as we’ve had a… Read more

speakers

A personal best tracks of 2008

It’s the time of year where journalists and bloggers get all retrospective and reflect on a year in music. As a humble B&W employee, with a vested interested in music… Read more

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A class in sonic appreciation

I blogged earlier about the Deep Listening roundtable conference in New York. You can now watch it here. Chaired by Greg Calbi, the mastering engineer at legendary Sterling Sound, NY… Read more

real world studios

Exclusive live Dengue Fever event

We were very lucky to be able to attend an invitation-only evening at Real World Studios last week along with some Society of Sound members who had won invites. After… Read more