BBC Proms 2017 top 10 playlist

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We pick our top ten pieces featuring at the BBC Proms this summer Summer in London usually consists of soaking up the sun (when it appears), enjoying the many outdoor…

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Album Review: Stanton Moore – With You In Mind – The Songs Of Allen Toussaint (Cool Green Recordings)

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A lot more than a tribute Allen Toussaint was a legendary songwriter whose death in 2015 rocked the musical world, so you can imagine the impact it had on his…

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Birmingham Conservatoire: the most sophisticated mastering studio

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“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…

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Duxford’s DX17 sound sculpture by Nick Ryan, supported by Bowers & Wilkins

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2017 marks the centenary of Imperial War Museums (IWM) and 100 years since work began to create RAF Duxford. To commemorate this landmark occasion I was commissioned to create a…

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Album Review: Laurel Halo – Dust (Hyperdub)

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Expanding the musical universe by stealth Artists don’t like to be pigeonholed in specific genres, they like to think their work is unique and cannot be filed alongside others. Laurel…

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Hannah Peel on ‘Mary Casio’ and her Space Mind Expanders playlist

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Hannah Peel’s new album Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia is the Society of Sound release for July and recounts the story of an unknown elderly, pioneering, electronic musical stargazer and…

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Summer top 10

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Our pick of ten summer tunes It would be rude not to listen to music outdoors – especially in summer. So we have put together a collection of ten timeless…

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Album Review: Radiohead – OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017 (Parlophone)

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Everything in the same place OK Computer was the album that put Radiohead on the map, they had cult success with the single Creep but it wasn’t until this seminal…

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Album Review: This Is The Kit – Moonshine Freeze (Rough Trade Records)

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Fun and games in the dark This Is the Kit’s songwriter Kate Stables has figured out that the best way for her to process the world around us is to…

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Summer Drinking Top 10

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Our playlist for sunny days. There are good things about drinking in the sun, and then there’s the way you feel the next morning. This list covers both ends of…

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Our top 5 WOMAD 2017 artists

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The grass has recovered from last year’s party, and now the stage is set for a wondrous weekend of music, arts and dance. WOMAD festival 2017 is back, and so…

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Album Review: Public Service Broadcasting – Every Valley (Play It Again Sam)

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Soundtrack to a disappearing world Public Service Broadcasting describe themselves as “the corduroy-clad brainchild of London-based J. Willgoose, Esq. who, along with drumming companion Wrigglesworth and multi-instrumentalist JF Abraham, [who…

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Ten great festival performances

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Before Sound System hits WOMAD we get in the mood with our ten favourite festival performances. Sound System is poised to deliver great live audio to WOMAD for the fourth…

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Album Review: Alfa Mist – Antiphon (Pink Bird)

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A fabulous recording of deep grooves Alfa Mist is a dark horse, a London based producer and composer he has worked with a number of artists in the neo soul…

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Birmingham Conservatoire: State-of-the-art audio

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Bowers & Wilkins has partnered with Birmingham Conservatoire in providing loudspeakers and amplifiers for their new state-of-the-art facilities. In this, the first of four blog posts, we will delve into…

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Album Review: Sgt.Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary – The Beatles (Parlophone)

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The Beatles crowning glory contains hidden gems 50 years after its original release Sgt. Peppers was back at number one, so much for progress! The most celebrated album by the…

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Our favourite instrumental tracks

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The current combination of political turmoil, Glastonbury come-downs and unusually hot weather has led to our lying in a darkened room, listening to only the most soothing of tracks. Here…

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Looking back over WOMAD 2016

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The June release on Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound is a chance to revisit highlights from the Bowers & Wilkins Sound System stage at last year’s WOMAD Festival. The…

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Album Review: Is This The Life We Really Want? – Roger Waters (Columbia)

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Shine on you angry diamond Frank Zappa called it conceptual continuity, the process of using old tunes in new songs or borrowing from your own catalogue. There are so many…

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The best of bass

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Bass is a vital element in any music. Even if you don’t know it is there, on a great Hi-Fi system bass adds shades and subtlety to apparently bass free…

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Album Review: Planetarium – Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, James McAlister (4AD)

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An epic sonic journey through our solar system Those familiar with the work of Sufjan Stevens will be in for a surprise with Planetarium, unless that is they have seen…

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