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Album Inspirations: John Harris on Radiohead ‘OK Computer’

OK Computer seamlessly infuses electronic instrumentation into the initial Britrock sound without overwhelming it and the result is a spacey soundscape. OK Computer was the first Radiohead album that truly shocked their fans.

CAS Worldwide: Talking Heads ‘Remain In Light’

Recorded at Compass Point Studios and produced by Brian Eno the album drew on the influence of artists such as Fela Kuti. The album also pushed to dispel notions of the band as a mere vehicle for frontman and songwriter David Byrne.

My Classic Album: Jazzie B on Soul II Soul ‘Club Classics...

Jazzie B revolutionised black British music when he founded the band Soul II Soul. Their debut 1989 album became an international phenomenon; its blend of soul, reggae and funk landing perfectly amid the exploding house music culture of that year.

This Woman’s Work: The Patti Smith Group ‘Horses’

Lenny Kaye and KT Tunstall joins Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy to explain how the word freedom defines the album through and through: the social and sexual freedom of the era, the artistic freedom born of a city in crisis, and the freedom of rock ’n’ roll.

Album Inspirations: Gilles Peterson on Sun Ra

Gilles Peterson speaks with CAS founder Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy about the influence of Sun Ra and why he believes “Sun Ra was the man, the ultimate artist for any vinyl collector”.

CAS Worldwide: Kraftwerk ‘The Man-Machine’

As the title suggests, this album successfully blends the boundaries between human and robot to the point where it’s unclear quite exactly what Kraftwerk are.

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