Alternative female voices

The ‘female vocal’ is a classic of Hi-Fi demonstrations and test discs, used by countless audiophiles to reveal something about a system or a separate component. We know, we use… Read more

Faber Social present: David Keenan on music and memory

Faber Social is the unerringly cool arm of London’s Faber & Faber publishing house. Over the coming months we will be featuring exclusive essays, extracts and articles from some of… Read more

Ten ‘Krautrock’ classics

We pick our ten favourite ‘Krautrock’ classics. Albums that define the wide-ranging musical explosion in West Germany at the end of the 1960s and early 1970s and went on to… Read more

Heaven 17 Playlist

From their earliest albums Penthouse and Pavement and Luxury Gap Heaven 17 have always managed to subtly – sometimes overtly – and effectively marry their electronic pop appeal with a… Read more

Our favourite European Jazz albums

This collection is by no means definitive and doesn’t always go for the obvious choices of an individual artist’s recordings, but right here and now these are what we would… Read more

Faber Social present: the sonic world according to Alan Warner

Faber Social is the unerringly cool arm of London’s Faber & Faber publishing house. Over the coming months we will be featuring exclusive essays, extracts and articles from some of… Read more

Faber Social present: DBC Pierre on the quantum of silence

Faber Social is the unerringly cool arm of London’s Faber & Faber publishing house. Over the coming months we will be featuring exclusive essays, extracts and articles from some of… Read more

Society of Sound – Passion

Society of Sound is Bowers & Wilkins’ subscription service, offering a mix of contemporary and classical music to its members in incredible high definition. This month we celebrate the 100th… Read more

Bell X1 playlist

ARMS, the new album from Bell X1, available on Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound this month, is a nine-song collection radiating with shabby grace and soft-focus elegance, but there’s also a bruised,… Read more