When The Beatles' record company tempted their producer out of retirement for one last project, no-one had any idea how radical the resulting album would be.
'The Eton Rifles' captured both Paul Weller's growing talent as a songwriter and the raw power of his band the Jam, and gave the group their first top 10 hit.
Recording and producing your own music is always a challenge — especially if, like Faith No More, your previous albums have been done by the best in the business!
How do you write music for a TV show you haven’t seen yet? It helps if you can draw on years of experience composing for video games...
Tomorrow's pioneering paean to the joys of communal public transport has proved to be a classic of the British psychedelic underground.
This month we comment on releases from Testing Tomorrow, Clemistry & Audnoyz and Emiliano Cannavò.
Prefab Sprout rose to fame in an era of indulgence and eye‑watering studio budgets. These days, things are a little different...
You've got four weeks left until your studio closes. How to make best use of that time? The Walkmen's answer was to recreate their favourite album, note for note, in all its drunken and shambolic glory.
Another group of masochists offer their self-recordings up for scrutiny by the SOS editorial team. Read it and weep?
Another round-up of your compositions...
1973's 'The Most Beautiful Girl In The World' was one of the defining moments of the Nashville sound, and was the product of a finely-honed studio recording process.
Down in Hot Chip’s bunker-like basement studio HQ in Hoxton, the five members of the London band are coaxing strange sounds from an array of analogue synths.
Spacebomb Studios’ old-school production values and teamwork have made Richmond, Virginia one of the hottest recording locations in the USA.
The editorial team assess another clutch of recordings from more willing masochists.
Working with super–producer Jacquire King was a dream come true for James Bay. In a unique interview, King explains how he oversaw the recording of Bay’s hit debut album.
Reggae fan Daniel Boyle painstakingly researched the equipment Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry used in his groundbreaking Black Ark studio — then made an album with the dub legend himself.
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This month music from Unto Us, Future Funk Squad and Jeremy Govero.
This month we listen to Easychair, Man Bites Zombie, Lukas Creswell-Rost and Lunacybot.
Grit your teeth for another bout of "constructive criticism" of more reader recordings.
More of your submissions get the once-over by the SOS editorial staff.