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Kraftwerk ‘The Man-Machine’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

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. Check out this playlist of music that inspired the sound of 'The Man-Machine'

Nightmares On Wax ‘Smokers Delight’ with Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy and George...

An eclectic and well-implemented array of live musical influences and the raw resonance of the production define 'Smokers Delight', marking it out as an album that rises above the too often bleep-orientated ambience of the leftfield movement

Jazzie B on ‘Revolutionary Soul and Ska’ at Classic Album Sundays...

The Soul II Soul founder discusses how Black musicians and producers inspired new musical genres, and became entrepreneurs in the face of racial adversity. Music by James Brown, Isaac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield and more.

Matt Johnson on Film Scores at Classic Album Sundays at Royal...

The The frontman relays great insight into his lifelong love of film scores and how they have influenced his own film score compositions.

The Police ‘Synchronicity’ with Kent Horne & Rob Young at Classic...

The album marked a significant reduction in the reggae influences that were a part of the band's first four records, instead featuring production-heavy textures and liberal use of synthesizers that, at times, drove entire songs.

Brian Eno ‘Ambient 1: Music for Airports’ with Kent Horne at...

Four compositions created by layering tape loops of differing lengths, and was designed to be continuously looped as a sound installation, with the intent of defusing the tense, anxious atmosphere of an airport terminal.

Marillion ‘Misplaced Childhood’ with by Adrian Holmes at Classic Albums at...

'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.

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.

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!

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