Society of Sound: Mammal Hands production notes

Society of Sound’s November act Mammal Hands hark from the remote English town of Norwich, but their sound, style and energy suggests something wholly different. The band’s engineer George Atkins… Read more

Sonic Meditations #4: Concrete music

The Multi-Story Orchestra have been taking performances of classical music to car parks in London, Birmingham and Ipswich. At the end of the season, Emma Warren finds out what happens… Read more

Faber Social present: Eimear McBride on Sonics or Sort-of

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 file format update

On the 20th of April we implemented our decision to change all future Society of Sound album releases to AIFF file format, replacing the previously supplied FLAC and ALAC. We… Read more

Sonic Meditations #2: Professional ears

Broadcaster and journalist Emma Warren’s monthly column on listening investigates the subtle art of mastering with Jason Goz at south London’s Transition Studios Jason Goz is sat in front of… Read more

Sound System

Primavera Sound 2017 Playlist Special

Primavera Sound curator DJ Fra picks 20 tracks from artists spinning the decks of the Bowers & Wilkins Sound System stage at this year’s festival. Selecting artists to play at… Read more

Faber Social present Cosey Fanni Tutti on the role of music in the writing of Art Sex Music

Pioneering industrial musician and performance artist, Cosey Fanni Tutti discusses the complications of writing about music, in silence, in her recently published memoir Art Sex Music, one of the great,… Read more

Sonic Meditations #1 Pauline Oliveros

Broadcaster and journalist Emma Warren’s new monthly column on listening starts at the source, with the queen of deep listening Pauline Oliveros Most of us hear, in the sense that… Read more

Digital music – a quick guide to the best lossless files

Digital music – in particular transferring audio from a physical format into a purely digital form stored on a computer – was once regarded with suspicion by those who prize… Read more