Category: Audio Legends

Audio Legends

The Inimitable Duo of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II

10/06/2019, Author: Audio Academy

Earlier this year, Ariana Grande’s song “7 Rings” topped the Billboard Top 100. The song begins with a sample of the song “My Favourite Things”, the classic song from the movie ‘The Sound of Music’. Thanks to this, 90% of […]

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David Bryne – Playing With Life

26/04/2019, Author: Audio Academy

Any profile of David Byrne is sure to struggle with deciding on a descriptor to use for him. Far more than an art-rock cult hero, he is an Oscar-winning film composer, record producer, actor, a collaborator with Robert Wilson and […]

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Loveless – The Landmark Album by My Bloody Valentine

20/04/2019, Author: Audio Academy

1991 was a groundbreaking year in music. Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Metallica, and Red Hot Chili Peppers all released full-length albums, each with their distinctive sound. In the excitement over these albums, My Bloody Valentine’s musical masterpiece ‘Loveless’ did not get […]

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The Brilliance of Brian Eno

06/04/2019, Author: sooraj_90

Brian Eno is the one name in music who is connected to musicians as diverse as U2, Luciano Pavarotti, Nico, Karl Hyde and Coldplay. Famously having described himself as a ‘non-musician’, Brian Eno has been credited as composer, singer, keyboardist, […]

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The Genre That Rebelled Against The Norms of Live Music

30/03/2019, Author: sooraj_90

It was a different time. Eleven years of stifling conservatism by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her successor, John Major had just ended. The internet was relatively new and not as widespread as it is now. Britain was going through […]

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The Flaming Lips Album- Zaireeka

16/03/2019, Author: Audio Academy

As an American rock band that came to known as much for their music as their experimentation, The Flaming Lips began their tryst with pushing the envelope with their 1997 album Zaireeka. The album consisted of four different CDs that […]

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The Joys of Novelty Music

21/02/2019, Author: sooraj_90

Chuckling to Weird Al Yankovic’s “My Bologna” or the popular song by Flight of the Conchords “Too Many D*cks On The Dance Floor” is a high school memory for many people around the world. However, this genre of music is […]

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The Inimitable George Gershwin

09/02/2019, Author: Audio Academy

Music wouldn’t be the same without Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, and music on television. When it comes to twentieth-century music, the one name with an indelible influence in this era is that of American composer, pianist, and songwriter George Gershwin. […]

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The Grateful Dead’s Wall of Sound

02/02/2019, Author: Audio Academy

A vision during an LSD trip is what inspired Owsley “Bear” Stanley, the Grateful Dead’s sound engineer’s mammoth feat of technical engineering, “The Wall of Sound”, irreversibly changing live sound and engineering for the better. It was a time when […]

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Edison’s Phonograph

25/01/2019, Author: Audio Academy

When you think of clocks that announce the time, talking dolls or audio courses, there isn’t much in common between them on the surface of it. However, each of these owe a lot to Thomas Edison and his favourite invention […]