'Misplaced Childhood' is a concept album loosely based on the childhood of Marillion's lead singer, Fish, who was inspired by a brief incident that occurred while he was under the influence of acid.
Often working in darkness, the band recorded many hours of improvised performances that drew on elements of jazz, ambient, blues, classical music, and dub. These long-form recordings were then heavily edited and re-arranged into an album in mostly digital format.
4AD label founder Ivo Watts-Russell revealed that this album wasn’t just his favourite Cocteaus album but also his favourite all-time 4AD album, and “by a long shot”, calling it “the perfect record!
'The Score' features a wide range of samples and instrumentation, with many aspects of alternative hip-hop that would come to dominate the hip-hop music scene in the mid-late 1990s. Hear the full story behind the album!
Lazer Guided Melodies is unique in Jason Pierce's oeuvre as it simultaneously explores motorik, minimalist music, and space rock while subtly using "meticulously detailed, layered instrumentation, the sumptuous deployment of horns and strings" to create cinematic, textured, and deeply narcotic soundscapes.
The story and samples behind the classic album that was a defining moment of 90's trip hop and downtempo.
CAS Miami co-founder Lolo Reskin tells the story behind Everything But The Girl's ‘Walking Wounded’ streaming live from her home.
Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy tells the story behind one of her favourite records, 'Whats Going On' by Marvin Gaye as part of our 'Classic Albums at Home' programme.
Steve Hackett tells the story Selling England by the Pound by Genesis as part of our 'Classic Albums at Home' programme of online events