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Interviews

Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel - Behind The Mask

Interview | Sound On Sound, Jan 1987

Nobody has advanced the application of technology in music more than Peter Gabriel. His pioneering use of the Fairlight CMI helped popularise that instrument and give credence to sampling as a creative recording practice. Yet his music has never fallen prey to the technology trap - his latest album So remains a soulful collection of songs heavily reliant on technology but applied with subtlety. Ray Hammond talks to the great man about the album, new technology, Otis Redding, and his role as musician.

Peter Gabriel - Technology's Champion

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1986

In a career spanning nearly 20 years, Gabriel has done everything from fronting Britain's best-known pomp rock band to manipulating ethnic music using modern technology. Dan Goldstein talks to a man of many talents.

Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers

Interview | Music Technology, Jan 1994

Phil Ward Xplores the Real World of CD-ROM and multimedia

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Larry Fast - Sounds of Metropolis

Interview | Sound On Sound, Apr 1987

Mark Jenkins pins down the expert synthesist/programmer best known for his work with Peter Gabriel, and discusses the release of his eighth solo album - 'Metropolitan Suite'.

Hugh Padgham

Interview | Sound On Sound, May 1988

Hugh Padgham has worked with some of the best contemporary artists - The Police, Genesis, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, and Phil Collins, to name but a few - and has earned his place in the recording industry history books through his sensitive, innovative, and inspired sound engineering and production work. How did he do it? Brian Jacobs finds out...

Robbie Robertson

Interview | Sound On Sound, Jun 1988

After calling it a day with seventies’ supergroup The Band, and an interim period spent scoring soundtracks for Martin Scorsese films, guitarist Robbie Robertson has teamed up with Daniel Lanois, Peter Gabriel and U2 to create an impeccable first solo outing. Mark Prendergast lends the album an appreciative ear.

Jon Hassell

Interview | Sound On Sound, Jul 1991

Jon Hassell has been at the leading edge of new music for three decades, with major contributions to western avant garde and world music. Following the re-release of two classic albums from the early '80s, Mark J. Prendergast presents a retrospective of Hassell's work.

Hugh Padgham

Interview | Home & Studio Recording, Jan 1985
Producer Extraordinaire

The genius behind the 'Phil Collins drum sound' reveals how he got started in the industry, his production philosophy and life at The Townhouse.

Daniel Lanois - The Magic of Daniel Lanois - Part 2

Interview Series | Sound On Sound, Sep 1987

In the concluding part of our in-depth interview with this French-Canadian engineer/producer, Mark Prendergast discovers how Lanois recorded the 'So' album with Peter Gabriel and more about his co-production with Brian Eno of U2's 'The Joshua Tree' and 'Unforgettable Fire' LPs.

Daniel Lanois - Creating Chaos

Interview | Music Technology, Oct 1987

Currently enjoying the success of U2's 'The Joshua Tree' album, this French-Canadian producer talks to Paul Tingen about his hand in this, Peter Gabriel's 'So' and other projects.

Larry Fast - Fast Talking

Interview | Music Technology, May 1987

Tim Goodyer talks to the man who's programmed Peter Gabriel's synths, recorded a host of electronic albums under the name Synergy, and started up his own record label for instrumental music.

William Orbit

Interview | Sound On Sound, Oct 1991
Urban Guerilla

Paul Tingen meets William Orbit, re-mix maestro and the man behind Bass-O-Matic.

Daniel Lanois - The Magic of Daniel Lanois - Part 1

Interview Series | Sound On Sound, Aug 1987

Mark Prendergast interviews this French-Canadian engineer/producer about his long-standing production partnership with Brian Eno and his recent involvement with Peter Gabriel and U2.

Robert Fripp

Interview | Sound On Sound, Mar 1988
A man continually in search of magic moments in the perfect quality of music.

He's played guitar with the best - David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, David Sylvian, Talking Heads, Brian Eno and, of course, King Crimson - and he's also worked away from the public eye, pursuing truths other than the rock and roll life. Mark Prendergast discovers that Robert Fripp's insights are of interest to more than just guitarists.

Tony Banks - And Then There Was One...

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1986

Tim Goodyer pays Genesis' legendary keyboardsman a visit to hear all about life in one of rock's most longstanding and influential bands and their 16th LP.

Laurie Anderson

Interview | Sound On Sound, Feb 1991

Laurie Anderson, pioneer and populariser of avant-garde electronic music, and arguably the performance artist, recently brought her 'Empty Places' show to the UK. Interview by Mark J. Prendergast.

Tears for Souvenirs

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Jan 1985
Crying And Shouting With Bath's Finest

Messrs Smith and Orzabal explain how it can take a year to make two singles but only two months to make an album, among other things. Bits in between the chat by Dan Goldstein.

Hammer Time

Interview | Sound On Sound, Mar 1993
Jan Hammer Talks Tech

Tony Banks

Interview | Sound On Sound, Sep 1989

Keyboard player Tony Banks has been the foundation stone of Genesis' music for almost two decades now but has not experienced the same level of success in his work outside Genesis as past and present members of the band, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Peter Gabriel. With two solo albums and numerous film scores behind him, Banks is set to bounce back into the limelight with a fresh, new solo project. Brian Jacobs poses the questions...

The Synthetic Realism Of Jean-Michel Jarre

Interview | Sound On Sound, May 1990

Since heralding in a new musical era in 1976 with the release of his innovative synthesizer-based opus, 'Oxygene', Jean-Michel Jarre has gone on to sell almost 34 million records worldwide. Currently embarking on a new album project, as well as planning a series of concerts to welcome in the new decade, Richard Buskin visited Jarre in his home studio to talk about the technology behind his music.

Larry Fast

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1983

A prolific American synthesist interviewed

Jo Partridge

Interview | Home & Studio Recording, Jun 1985

Janet Angus talks to Jo about his enthralling past and his new studio where surfing is the most serious distraction.

Jean-Michel Jarre - The French Connection

Interview | Electronic Soundmaker, Mar 1985

Jean Michel Jarre explains his current views on music, synthesisers and synthesis in an in-depth interview.

Jean-Michel Jarre - Zoo 2000

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1985

Take one of the most influential electronic composers of the current generation, a Fairlight, an entire library of vocal recordings from all over the world, and a few more-than-talented guest musicians, and you have the recipe for Zoolook, Jean-Michel Jarre's latest album. Here he talks about its creation.

Mark Isham - Blowing Technology's Horn

Interview | Sound On Sound, Nov 1988

Mark Prendergast talks with trumpeter, composer, and synthesist Mark Isham about new technology, David Sylvian, Van Morrison, Windham Hill, and his solo career as one of Hollywood's more interesting film soundtrack composers.

 

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