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The new 800 D3: The Challenge

Music

Get an insight into the thinking behind the new 800 D3 loudspeaker, in this series of interviews with our experienced, passionate engineers as they discuss what they set out to…

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A personal playlist from top London tailor Oliver Spencer

Music

Eclectic and tasteful, our guest playlist this month comes from one of London’s finest, Oliver Spencer. Self-taught, Spencer left art school to run a stall on Portobello Market. He now…

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Sound System 2016: Floating Points

Music

Sound System returns to Primavera this year with yet another excellent line-up of exemplary DJs. In the lead up to the festival we talked to Floating Points about the importance…

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Faber Social present: Matt Thorne on Prince and sonics

Music

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…

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Production Notes from The Breath – Carry Your Kin

Music

Stuart McCallum, guitarist and songwriter from The Breath, gives us a fascinating insight into the recording processes and equipment used in making the band’s debut album Carry Your Kin. The…

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#DestinationSound: Eric Church, Las Vegas

Sound Lab

#DestinationSound is our new global music series in partnership with Mandarin Oriental. Together we curate unforgettable musical happenings in the greatest cities in the world. The first event took place…

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Meet the reverse wrap cabinet

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The 800 Series Diamond has utilised curved cabinets since the Nautilus 800 Series 20 years ago, however, the new 800 Series Diamond benefits from the most radical change to the…

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Rough Trade recommends: Richmond Fontaine

Music

A while ago we recommended an album by The Delines – a late night country soul listen that was the aural equivalent of Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks painting. This month’s album…

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Sleeve notes: Shaz Madani on The Jazz Messengers

Music

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…

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Hollie Stephenson – Visiting the island of Jamaica

Music

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…

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Heralds of the dawn – Chris Watson on the dawn chorus

Sound Lab

To celebrate nature’s greatest symphony we would like to share two immersive binaural recordings of the dawn chorus from BBC nature sound recordist Chris Watson and a wonderful remix of…

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Our ten favourite Modern British Jazz albums

Music

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…

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Hollie Stephenson playlist

Music

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…

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This is a Voice

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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…

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

Music

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…

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

Music

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…

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Underworld gig with Bowers & Wilkins headphones

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‘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…

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Boston Symphony Orchestra listens through 802 Diamond loudspeakers

News

New control room at the renowned Boston Symphony Hall featuresBowers & Wilkins 802 Diamond loudspeakers. The Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is one of the world’s best orchestras, and its long-term…

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Sleeve notes: Rob Carmichael on La Dusseldorf’s Viva

Music

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…

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Our favourite ‘Ambient’ albums

Music

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…

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Martin’s Society of Sound Playlist

Music

Martin Hoyland from 9Bach compiles a list of some of his favourite music in this playlist for Society of Sound. A brilliant, eclectic mix of music in its own right…

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