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Interviews

Bill Nelson - Getting The Holy Ghost Across

Interview | Sound On Sound, Jul 1986

Contractual hassles have kept musician/producer Bill Nelson hopping from one record label to another since the demise of Be-Bop Deluxe, yet he has still managed to record some exemplary albums using the facility of his 16-track home studio. Ian Gilby finds out how he put his new album together.

Bill Nelson - A Full Nelson

Interview | Electronic Soundmaker, Apr 1985

Bill Nelson's been out of the public eye recently, touring America and refurbishing his studio. Now he's back and talking to us.

Bill Nelson - Echoes From The Observatory - Part 1

Interview Series | Home & Studio Recording, Dec 1984

Bill lays bare his recording techniques and reveals the innermost secrets of his home studio 'The Echo Observatory' which has recently been upgraded to 16 track status. Now being used to record tracks fora forthcoming Nelson masterpiece.

Bill Nelson

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Nov 1982

An innovative multi-instrumentalist both in and out of the studio, from Be-Bop Deluxe to 'The Love that Whirls'.

Bill Nelson

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1983

An in-depth interview with this multitalented musician/composer/producer who reveals the techniques used on his new LP and explains how to use the E-bow to best advantage

Bill Nelson - Echoes From The Observatory - Part 2

Interview Series | Home & Studio Recording, Jan 1985

The conclusion of our in-depth look at Bill's home 16 track studio in Yorkshire.

Bill Nelson - Peak Aid

Interview | Making Music, Aug 1986

A home recordist amongst home recordists traces his own history through tape recorders he has used.

Bill Nelson

Interview | Music UK, Apr 1983

Bill Nelson talks Synths Vs Guitars with Gary Cooper

Bill Nelson

Interview | Sound On Sound, Mar 1991
A Musical Luminary

Bill Nelson remains largely unheard of by the record-buying public, yet his influence on modern musicians has been considerable. Nigel Humberstone visits him at his home studio in Yorkshire.

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David Sylvian - Master Craftsman

Interview | Sound On Sound, Mar 1987

Since the break-up of his group Japan in November 1982, David Sylvian has been slowly widening the base of his music to encompass both ethnic and avant-garde sounds. Mark Prendergast gathers the facts on the change of style.

Gary Numan

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1983

One of the most successful, certainly the most consistent, of Britain's electronic musicians, Gary Numan has succeeded in taking his eclectic and compelling music into the mass market. Gary talks of his songwriting and recording techniques, his past career, and what he plans for the future

Roger Eno

Interview | Sound On Sound, Sep 1992
The Composer's Tale

Although it's Brian Eno who springs to mind when most people think of ambient music, brother Roger's particular talents have both complemented Brian's atmospheric experiments and generated memorable solo work. Mark J. Prendergast talked to him as he completed his latest project.

The Units - The Units - On Record

Interview | Home & Studio Recording, Mar 1984

An enlightening discourse with this new wave San Franciscan band

The Rhythm Section

Interview | Sound International, May 1978
Charlie Tumahai & Simon Fox

Be Bop Deluxe's drummer and bassist under the magnifying glass.

Local Heroes

Interview | International Musician, Aug 1986

Born-again guitar heroes Big Country foresee even greater success for their latest album, The Seer. Overseeing their ambitions, our very own Ricky Gordon

Fiat Lux - Record Talkback

Interview | Electronic Soundmaker, Feb 1984

Fiat Lux

Partridge in a pair

Interview Audio | The Mix, Aug 1994

Medium rare

Interview Audio | The Mix, Sep 1994

The Musician's Producer

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1986

In his first-ever interview with the British press, the ‘musician’s producer’ lets Paul Tingen in on a few of his most heavily-guarded studio secrets.

Cabaret Voltaire - Breaking The Code

Interview | Music Technology, Dec 1987

Cult masters of industrial funk talk hi-tech sounds, performance CDs and popular commerciality to Nicholas Rowland; the code of the '80s.

David Sylvian - Sylvian - Behind the Veil

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1986

It's two years since the former japan frontman made his solo debut, but a new double album showcases both Sylvian's unique songwriting and his interest in ambient, instrumental music. Exhaustive interview by Tim Goodyer.

Harold Budd - 20th Century Americans - Harold Budd - Part 2

Interview Series | Music Technology, Feb 1993

Harold Budd - The incredible lightness of being

Kajagoogoo - Kaja Who's-Who

Interview Audio | One Two Testing, Nov 1983

Is there life after Limahl? Yup. The four shy boys take turns to explain how they do it, and what they do it on.

Michael Brook - Infinite World

Interview | Music Technology, Oct 1992

By a babbling Brook

Rain Tree Crow - Sons Of Pioneers

Interview | Music Technology, May 1991

They began the '80s as Japan, now they're starting over as Rain Tree Crow. Tim Goodyer catches synthesist Richard Barbieri and drummer Steve Jansen for a frank discussion of music and personalities ten years after Tin Drum.

 

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