Album Review: Dr Lonnie Smith – All In My Mind (Blue Note)

Soul soothing music Dr Lonnie Smith is neither a doctor nor a Sikh, apparently he took up both affectations “for no particular reason”, but the turban does help him stand… Read more

Society of Sound – January 2018 Les Amazones d’Afrique

In this first Society of Sound blog for 2018, Valerie Malot from 3D Family, talks about the project Les Amazones d’Afrique whose album Amazone Republique is this month’s release. Malot’s… Read more

Album Review: Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes (XL)

Through a glass darkly Thom Yorke’s second solo album was originally released in September, 2014 but only as a download on bandcamp. Now that he has decided to tour the… Read more

Film Soundtrack Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Business as usual for John Williams with sparkling sound design adding to the magic Perhaps the most anticipated film release of 2017, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has finally reached… Read more

Album Review: Sufjan Stevens – The Greatest Gift (Asthmatic Kitty)

Another beautiful release It’s hard not to be touched by the music of Sufjan Stevens, his vulnerable, plaintiff style makes you care and gives the impression of total honesty. Not… Read more

Our favourite tracks of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, it’s time to look back over this year’s releases from musicians old and new. So we’ve gathered together our favourite 20 tracks from the… Read more

Society of Sound: Mammal Hands winter playlist

Mammal Hands are the Society of Sound artists for November and during this month subscribers can download the band’s third album Shadow Work. To coincide with the release the three… Read more

Interview: Kate Bailey, curator of ‘Opera: Passion, Power and Politics’ at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Kate Bailey talks technology and opera, the future of the art form, and what gives her sleepless nights. From British rock in the 1950s to Russian avant-garde theatre design, Kate… Read more

Album Review: Gun Outfit – Out of Range (Paradise of Bachelors)

Prairie poetry Apparently this, Gun Outfit’s fifth album is an “Orphic-Gnostic suicide drive towards the hallucinatory vanishing points of the Southwestern desert, debating the denouement of the decaying American dream.”… Read more