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Talk Talk ’Spirit of Eden’ with Jean-Philippe Ducharne at Classic Albums...

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.

Talk Talk ‘Spirit of Eden’ Musical Lead-up Playlist

Spirit of Eden was a radical departure from Talk Talk's earlier and more accessible albums. Despite its mixed reception, the album's stature grew more favourable in subsequent years, with critics describing Spirit of Eden as an early progenitor of the post-rock genre.

Gary Lucas’ Top Five Albums of All Time

Gary Lucas has been described by Rolling Stone as “one of the best and most original guitarists in America” and he certainly deserves that accolade!

Tony Visconti’s Top Five Albums Of All Time

Tony Visconti was a New Yorker at the heart of post-swinging London, producing artists such as David Bowie, T-Rex, The Moody Blues, Thin Lizzy and many more.

Marillion ‘Misplaced Childhood’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

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.

Cocteau Twins ‘Heaven Or Las Vegas’ with Tina Edwards at Classic...

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!

Fugees ‘The Score’ with Joe Lapan (CAS Washington DC) at Classic...

'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!

Spiritualized ‘Lazer Guided Melodies’ with Joe Muggs at Classic Albums at...

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.

Badly Drawn Boy on Movie Soundtracks Podcast

Badly Drawn Boy joins Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy to discuss his seminal soundtrack to 'About A Boy', as part of Royal Albert Hall's Festival Of Film.

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