Album Review: Gun Outfit – Out of Range (Paradise of Bachelors)

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Prairie poetry Apparently this, Gun Outfit’s fifth album is an “Orphic-Gnostic suicide drive towards the hallucinatory vanishing points of the Southwestern desert, debating the denouement of the decaying American dream.”…

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Society of Sound: Mammal Hands production notes

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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…

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Album Review: Lost Horizons – Ojala (Bella Union)

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Hopeful return Lost Horizons is a collaboration between two movers and shakers of the eighties and nineties, Simon Raymonde and Richie Thomas, the former was bass player in the Cocteau…

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Seven albums for 700 Series

Music

We’ve selected seven albums that we think bring out the best in the new 700 Series. From stunning highs, to muscular lows, via wonderfully detailed midrange all delivered by new…

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PX Playlist: Play for longer

Music

Did you know that PX’s class-leading battery brings you 22 hours of wireless playback? That’s a lot of music to enjoy. So we’ve put together a special playlist of tracks…

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Blue Lab Beats: How we made Xover

Music

NK-OK, otherwise known as Namali Kwaten, of Blue Lab Beats gives his personal recollection of the making of Xover, the current release on Society of Sound, which was recorded at…

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Album Review: Willow – The 1st (Roc Nation)

Music

The travails of gilded youth If I had known who this 17 year old was before pressing play I might not have bothered. Singer and actress Willow Smith is the…

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Mira Calix: by beings in two places at once

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Award-winning artist and composer Mira Calix sheds light on her new sound installation ‘by beings in two places at once’, which was showcased at the Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Arts…

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Playlist: what makes music disconcerting?

Music

From unnerving lyrical imagery, to ominous sounds and harmonies via banned musical intervals (yes, that actually happened), we explore the elements of music that have the potential to chill, and…

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Album Review: Courtney Barnett Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice (Marathon)

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Rawkus harmonies These two unlikely collaborators met when Barnett’s band supported Vile on one of his Australian tours and she told him how much she liked his Smoke Rings for…

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Playlist: Blue Lab Beats

Music

The Blue Lab Beats album Xover is the Society of Sound release for October. It’s an album that reflects it’s creators, London-based duo NK-OK and Mr DM, shared love of…

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Age of Terror at the Imperial War Museum (2017)

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The largest contemporary art exhibition IWM has presented to date, Age of Terror, examines artists’ responses to conflict since the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001. The catastrophic events of…

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Album Review: Robert Plant – Carry Fire (Noneuch)

Music

The dying of the light The weight of history lies heavily on Robert Plant’s shoulders but as he approaches his 70th birthday in apparently finer fettle than many of his…

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Some of the best sounding tracks on PX

Music

When developing PX, we knew we wanted to make a pair of headphones that sets a new benchmark for sound quality. Now we invite you to hear the music that…

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A decade of Zeppelin

Music

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin is 10 years old. This iconic loudspeaker changed the way people thought about digital music and proved that quality sound from an iPod was both possible…

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Album Review: Melanie de Biasio – Lilies (PIAS)

Music

Dark and direct Belgian chanteuse Melanie de Biasio established a stellar reputation with 2013’s No Deal, an album of smouldering jazz noire songs over dark and expansive soundscapes from piano,…

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PX: a revolutionary user experience

News

At Bowers & Wilkins, we’ve always believed that nothing should get in the way of you and your music. Because when you care about music, you want to be able…

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The new 700 Series: Exceptional midrange sound for your home

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The new 700 Series marks the arrival of class-leading sound, engineered from innovative, studio-grade materials, straight to your living room. We explore why the all-new technologies included in our latest…

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Sonic Meditations #4: Concrete music

Sound Lab

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…

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Album Review: Wild Ponies – Galax (Gearbox)

Music

Down on the farm Wild Ponies are Telisha and Doug Williams, a musical and nuptial partnership based in Nashville whose roots go back to the old time music of south…

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Film Soundtrack Review: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Music

Science-Fiction’s cult classic returns with a blistering score that stays true to the original. The original Blade Runner soundtrack was famously awash with synthesisers, futuristic sounds and innovative uses of…

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