Nordub

Sly & Robbie Meet Nils Petter Molvaer – Nordub (Okeh)

Music

Scandinavia is not the first place that comes to mind when looking for the power of dub so when Norwegian trumpet player Nils Petter Molvaer wanted to make a dub…

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Record Store Day 2018

Record Store Day 2018: 7 great records you can only hear on vinyl

Music

In celebration of Record Store Day 2018, we pick our favourite records, which can only be experienced through arguably the greatest musical format in the world: vinyl. The way we…

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Record Store Day 2018

Steve Davis’s favourite tracks and top tips for Record Store Day 2018

Music

In anticipation of Record Store Day 2018, Steve Davis spun some his favourite records at the newly opened Stranger Than Paradise record shop in Hackney, London, and offered some top…

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Bowers & Wilkin PX

PX Sound Series: Atmosphere

Sound Lab

We’re embarking on a sonic journey to unearth the nuances in your music with PX. Over the course of three blog posts we’ll uncover tracks, which PX – through its…

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T7 Wireless

The ultimate spring playlist for T7 Wireless Bluetooth™ speaker

Music

Spring has sprung, meaning it’s time to get outside and enjoy your music. So we’ve put together a perfect playlist of spring-themed tracks, featuring artists like The Beatles, Aphex Twin…

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Cosmo Sheldrake

Album review: Cosmo Sheldrake – The Much Much How How and I (Transgressive Records)

Music

Weird and wonderful You don’t often come across original artists in contemporary music, in most cases it’s possible to trace the ideas heard in ‘new’ music back to an earlier…

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The Shacks - Haze

Album review: The Shacks – Haze (Big Crown Records)

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The Shacks came onto my radar last year when a record store owner recommended El Michels Affair, a band whose cheesy kung-fu artwork on Return to the 37th Chamber was…

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Michael Wollny Trio live

Album review: Michael Wollny Trio Live – Wartburg (ACT)

Music

There are two broad schools of piano trio music in Europe, one influenced by the Esbjorn Svensson Trio (e.s.t.) who took Thelonius Monk as inspiration, and the other dominated by…

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You Were Never Really Here Jonny Greenwood

Film Soundtrack Review: You Were Never Really Here (2018)

Music

A flexing of frequencies In a performance that earned him a best actor award at Cannes last year, Joaquin Phoenix embraces the role of a rugged gunman with a soft…

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Bowers & Wilkins announced as Official Speaker & Headphone Partner at Abbey Road Studios

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Abbey Road Studios and Bowers & Wilkins today announce a new strategic partnership, uniting two of the world’s most esteemed audio brands. The partnership sees Bowers & Wilkins named as…

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Album Review: Meshell Ndegeocello – Ventriloquism (Naïve)

Music

It’s hard for us on this side of the pond to appreciate just how significant an impact the current incumbent of the White House is having on the culture of…

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KLARA production notes – Society of Sound

Sound Lab

The March release on Society of Sound is KLARA’s new album ‘Blossom’ which was recorded at Real World Studios and co-produced by Erland Cooper. In this new blog post, exclusive…

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Our favourite late-night listening albums

Music

Turn down the lights, switch on your system or headphones, and relax into your favourite chair. We share seven of our favourite great-sounding albums, all of which are simply perfect…

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Album Review: American Utopia (Nonesuch)

Music

Back in 1983 David Byrne sang about Slippery People with Talking Heads, 35 years later those people are still in power but they’re even harder to make sense of. Byrne’s…

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Interview: Nicolas Krauze, conductor of Orchestre de Chamber Nouvelle Europe, France

Music

We talk to Nicolas Krauze, conductor of the Orchestre de Chamber Nouvelle Europe in Paris, about the upcoming season, the importance of sound, and music he simply can’t live without.…

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Album review: The Breeders – All Nerve (4AD)

Music

Regroup, re-ignite It’s a brick, look a little closer and you’ll see that the cover art is a broken engineering brick. Which is as good a metaphor for this album…

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International Women’s Day 2018: Women making waves

Music

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’ve chosen some of our favourite female artists who inspire us through their musical creativity, social conscience and activism. World, take note. 1. Björk…

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Society of Sound: Erland Cooper short playlist

Music

In these songs I find hope, despair, strength with weakness: love, lust and joy, melancholy and forgiveness. They elicit, in me, a reflection on childhood memory, folklore, Orkney and it’s…

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Album review: Keith Jarrett Gary Peacock Jack DeJohnette – After the Fall (ECM)

Music

Back in the saddle Pianist Keith Jarrett is something of a legend among contemporary jazz musicians, his Koln Concerts released in 1975 is still the best selling album in the…

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Music and stress

Sound Therapy #1: Does music relieve stress?

Music

Stress. Relaxation. Sometimes we turn to music to help us with both. But why? We decided to explore this intriguing human characteristic through examining societal habits, science, and music itself,…

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Film soundtrack review: Black Panther (2018)

Music

In what is perhaps the biggest Marvel film in recent years, we explore the cinematic sound of Black Panther: it’s orchestral score – composed by Ludwig Gooransson – and the…

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