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Hollie Stephenson – Visiting the island of Jamaica

You can hear Hollie Stephenson’s debut album on Society of Sound this month. The album was recorded in both LA and Jamaica and produced by Dave Stewart. Here, Hollie recounts… Read more

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Our ten favourite Modern British Jazz albums

Jazz is timeless. Jazz is borderless. However, there are movements within Jazz that can certainly be categorised, and not just historically, but in the here and now. One of these… Read more

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Hollie Stephenson playlist

The April release on Society of Sound comes from the emerging talent of Londoner Hollie Stephenson, with an album recorded in LA and Jamaica and produced by the legendary Dave… Read more

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This is a Voice

Bowers & Wilkins have teamed up with Matthew Herbert to amplify his interactive Chorus, part of the incredible This Is A Voice exhibition at London’s Wellcome Collection. The voice is… Read more

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Music for your speakers: Oliver Nelson – The Blues and the Abstract Truth

This 1961 recording is one of my all-time favourite jazz albums and the opening track, ‘Stolen Moments’, is one of my favourite tracks. The Blues and the Abstract Truth was… Read more

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Sleeve notes: Sarah Boris on Gershon Kingsley’s Pop Corn

Five music-lovers from the world of art and design share the album artwork that has stuck with them since they first laid eyes on it,and the effect the music itself… Read more

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Underworld gig with Bowers & Wilkins headphones

‘Silent’ rooftop gig to 200 lucky fans in Japan uses Bowers & Wilkins P7 and P5 headphones Underworld are known for their technical innovation, and the duo cemented that reputation… Read more

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Sleeve notes: Rob Carmichael on La Dusseldorf’s Viva

Five music-lovers from the world of art and design share the album artwork that has stuck with them since they first laid eyes on it,and the effect the music itself… Read more

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Our favourite ‘Ambient’ albums

From Brian Eno to Aphex Twin and the KLF, these are the experimental, ambient albums that we keep on coming back to. Ambient is an incredibly wide musical genre. Perhaps… Read more