Film Soundtrack Review: It (2017)

A twisted playground of sounds within a brilliantly constructed score Let’s be honest, horror movies wouldn’t be half as scary without a disconcerting soundtrack accompanied with pin-point sound design. But… Read more

Loney dear: Emil Svanängen playlist

Loney dear’s performance at the Bowers & Wilkins Sound System stage at WOMAD 2017 was a stunning display full of electronic wonder, captivating vocals and consummate songwriting. But where does… Read more

Album Review: The National – Sleep Well Beast (4AD)

An experimental sonic and lyrical treat The National’s Bryce Dessner seems to be everywhere, he works on so many other projects: the Revenant OST, a ballet, the Planetarium song cycle… Read more

Album Review: Micah P. Hinson – Presents The Holy Strangers (Full Time Hobby)

Gothic opera Having Listened to this fabulously dark tale of gothic Americana it’s no surprise to discover that Micah P. Hinson grew up in a fundamentalist Christian household. The track… Read more

Album Review: Iron & Wine – Beast Epic (Sub Pop)

Time traveller Sam Beam’s music is very much about the journey rather than the destination, but his journeys are over time rather than space. On his first album in four… Read more

Festival No. 6: A Sound System debut

Sound travels. And Sound System will reach another destination this September, finding itself for the first time ever in the stunning village of Portmeirion in North Wales for a festival… Read more

Album Review: Queens of the Stone Age – Villains (Matador)

Crooning and bruising Queens of the Stone Age or QOTSA for ease of typing have been making albums for over twenty years now but lead singer and head honcho Josh… Read more

Birmingham Conservatoire: Learning through sound

With the launch event drawing ever nearer this September, the finishing touches are being applied to Birmingham Conservatoire’s new state-of-the-art facilities. Over the course of the past couple of months… Read more

Birmingham Conservatoire: the most sophisticated mastering studio

“We aim to cleanse student ears and change how they listen to music.” – Dr Simon Hall, Head of Music Technology, Birmingham Conservatoire. In this blog we will delve into… Read more