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Album review: Paul Simon – In The Blue Light (Legacy)

September 24, 2018

When you have a back catalogue that’s as deep and varied as Paul Simon’s it makes sense to revisit some of your favourites once in a while. That’s what Simon…
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Album review: Glenn Jones – The Giant Who Ate Himself and Other New Works for 6 & 12 String Guitar (Thrill Jockey)

September 18, 2018

This album caught my eye because of a 1997 release by one the all time greats of acoustic guitar, John Fahey. The Ephiphany of Glenn Jones was made by Fahey…
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Our favourite best-sounding country albums

September 17, 2018

We pick seven of our favourite best-sounding country albums. Who says there aren’t any audiophile country music albums? We’re here to prove them wrong with seven albums from artists such…
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Reviews round-up: Philips OLED+ 903 with Sound by Bowers & Wilkins

September 13, 2018

Our engineering expertise has elevated TV sound to unsurpassed levels in the new Philips OLED+ 903 TV. We bring you a selection of the best news coverage so far. Born…
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Album review: Tord Gustavsen Trio – The Other Side (ECM)

September 10, 2018

Transcendent tunes There are a number of ways to achieve inner peace but one of the most enjoyable options is to listen to the trio albums made by pianist Tord…
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History of 600 Series

September 07, 2018

The new 600 Series marks the sixth – and best – iteration of Bowers & Wilkins’ range of affordable hi-fi loudspeakers. We go behind the scenes and look back at…
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Soundtrack review: Cold War (2018)

September 05, 2018

An impassioned romantic plot unearths the true reality of music in Cold War Europe. Poland, winter 1949. On the snow-filled streets of a rural village echoes the visceral acoustic sound…
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Album review: Katia Labèque – Moondog (Deutsche Grammophon)

September 03, 2018

Most of Katia Labèque’s work consists of classical piano recordings and performances usually accompanied by her sister Marielle on a second piano, but her musical tastes are clearly broader than…
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Album review: Binker & Moses – Alive in the East? (Gearbox)

August 29, 2018

Live and dangerous Binker Golding the Moses Boyd are an unlikely musical partnership. When was the last time you saw a sax player and a drummer making an album on…
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Album review: The Necks – Body (Northern Spy)

August 22, 2018

Night music for the adventurous listener Australian three piece The Necks don’t like to rush things, their 20th album Body consists of one track that lasts an hour. They take…
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Behind the scenes at Abbey Road: Bowers & Wilkins 800 D3 install

August 21, 2018

Bowers & Wilkins loudspeakers have arrived at the recently refurbished Studio One at Abbey Road Studios. We share a behind-the-scenes look at setting up the 800 D3s in the world’s…
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Introducing the new 600 Series. Storied sound for every moment.

August 20, 2018

We’re excited to introduce the sixth iteration of our 600 Series speaker range, delivering exceptional performance at an accessible price point. Since 1966, we’ve made continued technical advancements to design…
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Album review: Bugge Wesseltoft & Prins Thomas – Bugge Wesseltoft & Prins Thomas (Smalltown Supersound)

August 14, 2018

Aural wallpaper If Bugge Wesseltoft is anything to go by, the spice of life lies in collaborations. The Norwegian keyboard player started off with his group the New Concept of…
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Album review: Marvin Pontiac – Greatest Hits (Northern Spy)

July 20, 2018

A sonic gem now available on vinyl The story goes that ‘The legendary Marvin Pontiac’ was born in 1932 to a Malian father and a white Jewish mother and moved…
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Album review: Milk Carton Kids – All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do (Anti-)

July 10, 2018

Beautiful harmonies and subversive lyrics In America they put pictures of missing children on milk cartons but Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale are anything but lost, they have been blazing…
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The Fab Four being fab on their own

July 10, 2018

We pick our ten favourite Beatles solo albums. The Beatles are still regarded by many as the greatest band in the world ever. But after an incredibly prolific and relatively…
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Album review: Uniting of Opposites – Ancient Lights (Tru-Thoughts)

July 05, 2018

Cosmic listening Ancient Lights is an old English property law that gives people the right to receive natural light in their homes, it’s one of the few laws that doesn’t…
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Bowers & Wilkins at BMW International Open 2018

June 29, 2018

Watch our highlights at this year’s BMW International Open, featuring a new and improved stand showcasing the latest cutting-edge Bowers & Wilkins products. Over the course of last week and…
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PX Sound Series: Intimacy

June 28, 2018

In the final article in our PX Sound Series, we listen to tracks from artists like CAN, Nirvana and Elvis Presley, and explore how PX presents this music with depth,…
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Album review: Leon Vynehall – Nothing Is Still (Ninja Tune)

June 25, 2018

Sonic storyteller Behind every notable work of art there is a story to tell and in Leon Vynehall’s case it’s the story of his grandparents emigrating to New York in…
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10 great-sounding world music albums you must hear

June 22, 2018

Folk. Afrobeat. Jazz fusion, and more. We’ve got it all covered in our list of 10 great-sounding world music albums. 1. King Sunny Ade – Seven Degrees North King Sunny…
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Album review: R+R=NOW – Collagically Speaking (Blue Note)

June 21, 2018

The shape of music to come? There was a time when supergroups had a bad name, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker’s Blind Faith being one reason, but in…
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Is Bluetooth audio really worse than wired?

June 14, 2018

Is it time to rid ourselves of the 21st century myth of inadequate Bluetooth audio? On the 7th of September 2016, technology giant Apple® announced the iPhone 7, and along…
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Album review: Modern Studies – Welcome Strangers (Fire Records)

June 12, 2018

Pastoral tunes You have to look away from the big cities to find new music in Britain today, it’s the only way for artists to escape from the pressure to…
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Soundtrack review: Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

June 08, 2018

John Powell and John Williams inject youthful orchestral energy into the intergalactic spaghetti western heist that is Solo: A Star Wars Story. There’s no denying the important legacy of Star…
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Album review: Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids – An Angel Fell (Strut)

June 06, 2018

A large scale recording with lots of rich tone and atmosphere Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids are something of a new old stock band, originally formed in 1972 they released…
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Album review: e.s.t. Live in London (ACT)

May 31, 2018

Inspirational jazz Esbjörn Svensson died in a scuba diving accident on June 14th, 2008, ten years on the ACT label that released all but the earliest of the e.s.t. (Esbjörn…
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Album review: The Shacks – Haze (Big Crown Records)

May 27, 2018

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

May 27, 2018

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 ultimate spring playlist for T7 Wireless Bluetooth™ speaker

May 27, 2018

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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PX Sound Series: Atmosphere

May 27, 2018

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

May 27, 2018

Steve Davis spun some his favourite records at the newly opened Stranger Than Paradise record shop in Hackney, London, and offered some top tips for Record Store Day 2018. ‘It’s…
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Record Store Day 2018: 7 great records you can only hear on vinyl

May 27, 2018

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

May 27, 2018

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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Society of Sound: Low Island production notes

May 27, 2018

When we formed Low Island, our main idea was to bring together indie songwriting and electronic dance music. We all grew up playing in bands and listening to guitar-based indie…
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8 audiophile jazz recordings worth hearing

May 27, 2018

To celebrate International Jazz Day, we’ve selected 8 of our favourite audiophile jazz recordings we guarantee sound great on a good pair of speakers or headphones. Jazz has changed considerably…
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Album Review: Rival Consoles – Persona (Erased Tapes)

May 27, 2018

Progressive, ambient, and an album that works on so many levels. Rival Consoles is Ryan Lee West, and this is our review of his new album ‘Persona’. Although it starts…
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What is USB-C?

May 27, 2018

From new possibilities to the way we interact with our devices, we explore USB-C, the cable that’s causing change in the technology industry. Take a moment. Cast your mind back…
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Album review: Michael Kiwanuka – Out Loud! (Polydor)

May 27, 2018

A fabulous live recording of some incredible performances. Michael Kiwanuka is one of those artists who begs the question, how do you get this good by the age of 30?…
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Introducing Southwater Research & Engineering (SRE)

May 27, 2018

Bowers & Wilkins is excited to announce our new research, design and engineering center in Southwater, England, called Southwater Research & Engineering (SRE). Southwater Research & Engineering represents a significant…
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Ten tracks to test P9 Signature

May 27, 2018

P9 Signature is no ordinary pair of headphones. Launched to celebrate Bowers & Wilkins’ 50th anniversary, these luxurious headphones are capable of delivering resolution and detail like no other headphones…
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Album Review: Jon Hopkins – Singularity (Domino)

May 27, 2018

Scaling the highs and lows of human emotion You’d not guess from this album that Jon Hopkins trained to be a classical pianist and had the opportunity to follow a…
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Bowers & Wilkins is supporting F1’s next big thing: Callum Ilott

May 27, 2018

Bowers & Wilkins has partnered with Callum Ilott, the up-and-coming British racer embarking on a passion-driven journey to Formula One™ success. Described as ‘big talent’ by ex-F1 driver Jos Verstappen,…
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Our top 10 morning albums

May 27, 2018

Including artists such as Beck, Abba and Fleetwood Mac, we present our top 10 morning albums. The perfect complement to your morning routine – whatever it may be – we…
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Album review: Nik Baartsch Ronin – Awase (ECM)

May 27, 2018

He’s into his Japanese martial arts is Nik, his band is named after a samurai without a master and the title of this album means ‘competitive’ in the land of…
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11 of the best-sounding electronic albums

May 27, 2018

What are the best-sounding electronic albums for your speakers or headphones? We’ve selected eleven that we think make the cut thanks to their musical creativity, innovative production and audiophile sound.…
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PX Sound Series: Texture

May 27, 2018

PX are the best-sounding wireless headphones we’ve ever made, and we’re exploring their sonic properties through a variety of great songs. Now we show how PX brings to life the…
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10 years of Society of Sound playlist

May 27, 2018

Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound has been a home for outstanding music for 10 years. The pursuit of true sound is a science, but it’s also about people and…
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