Urusen are this month’s artists chosen by Peter Gabriel and Real World Studios. Combining intrinsically British folk with contemporary Americana to make wistful yet uplifting music, they also clearly enjoy Crosby, Stills and Nash and for that alone, we love them and hope you will to.
The sessions in the Wood Room at Real World with producer Steve Osbourne were as much about their development and direction as getting great recordings of their songs and they’ve put together a collection of eleven tracks exclusively for Society of Sound members.
Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony is possibly one of the most romantic pieces of the last century and there is little doubt that Gergiev is one of the finest Rachmaninov conductors of his own or any time.
In the words of LSO producer James Mallinson
“Gergiev’s genius is to embrace the romanticism on the one hand while applying discipline and dramatic intensity, equally important, and ofter overlooked aspects of the music.”
Both these albums are now available to Society of Sound members in highquality formats including Apple lossless and 24-bit FLAC.
We’d love to know what you think of them.