A fresh, visceral stew of conventional and experimental sounds that features stonking riffs, thrashy noise, electronic soundscapes, this release was incubated in mammoth improvisation sessions and delivered with captivating swagger. Their debut album, Roller Trio, was a Mercury Music Prize album of the year 2012.Read more...
The Symphony No 2 is an interesting example of Sibelius’s early symphonic writing. Sir Colin Davis is an expert guide and the LSO sounds as burnished as one might expect after their many collaborations in this music. All seven symphonies recorded with the LSO and Sir Colin have been released as a set, but this is a nice one-off coupling for those who might want to ease themselves in gently.Read more...
An iconic name in dance music, A Guy Called Gerald kick started Europe’s acid house frenzy with his ’88 classic ‘Voodoo Ray’ and 'Pacific State' (as part of 808 State) and went on to lay down the blueprint for jungle / drum n bass.A Guy Called Gerald
The subtitle to Mahler’s second symphony is ‘Resurrection’. The precise meaning of this subtitle is hotly debated, but what is absolutely clear is that the symphony has a life changing and transformative power.Mahler_Symphony_No_2
Recorded in just six hours at the iconic Abbey Road Studios, the back to basics instrumentation really lets the words breathe on this latest studio album from English singer-songwriter Harcourt.Ed Harcourt
Accidental Powercut is a series of gigs commissioned to launch our P5 headphones. Musicians performed acoustically in the surrounds of St Barnabas Chapel, Soho and each concert was recorded binaurally allowing the atmosphere of the music to be recorded for perfect playback on headphones.Binaural Recordings
The LSO recorded the major works of Berlioz with Sir Colin Davis over more than a decade. One of the first releases was the Symphonie fantastiqiue recorded in 2000.Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique
Syriana conjures up a soundscape of the busy Damascus streets and desert suns – with a touch of spy movie menace in the mix. Writing and recording the album took place in London and at Real World Studios. But it was a ten-day stretch in Damascus, the capital of Syria and the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world,that left an indelible mark.Syriana
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