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Genesis - At Home in the Studio

Recording Musician, Jul 1992

An exclusive look inside Genesis' private studio retreat deep in the heart of Surrey.

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Tony Banks

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...

Tony Banks - And Then There Was One...

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.

Tony Banks

Electronics & Music Maker, Nov 1983

Key man in Genesis discusses his writing and recording with the band, his solo work, and playing Genesis music live.

Hugh Padgham

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.

Hugh Padgham

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...

Hugh Padgham - The Sound of Success

Music Technology, Apr 1987

Still in his early 30s, yet a man who's worked with The Police, Genesis, Bowie and McCartney, Padgham is one of the most successful young producers in the world. Paul Tingen coaxes him into revealing a few secrets.

Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel - Behind The Mask

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

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.

Tony Banks - That Genesis Touch

Making Music, Jul 1986

Tony Banks samples the "Invisible Touch" album, keyboard by keyboard.

Marillion

Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1983

Britain’s fastest-rising rock band discusses music and visuals

Hugh Padgham - Production Masterclass With Hugh Padgham

Recording Musician, Oct 1992

Hugh Padgham takes us behind the scenes to explain the tricks and techniques used in the recording and mixing of Phil Collins' 'In the Air Tonight'.

Bill Bruford - Strike That Chord

Music Technology, Jun 1987

He was once the driving force behind Genesis, Yes and King Crimson, but now this brilliant percussionist has turned his attention to jazz - and new technology. Tim Goodyer talks to him.

Chris and Cosey - Record Talkback

Electronic Soundmaker, Jun 1984

Larry Heard

Music Technology, May 1992

As Mr Fingers and Fingers Inc, Chicago-based Larry Heard was instrumental in creating the house music movement. Simon Trask talks tech with him on the release of his first LP on a major label.

Psychic TV

Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1983

One of the strangest new groups of the 1980s, PTV have pioneered the use of the holophonic system of recording sound for their new album, 'Dreams Less Sweet'. Tim Oakes talks here to Genesis P Orridge, founder member of the band, about the new system and the mystique of PTV

Robin Lumley - Robin Lumley - Producer

Home & Studio Recording, Sep 1984

Having been out of the limelight for a while, Robin has again donned his producer's cap and set to work with new artists 3AM and Robin Clark. Here he talks of his involvement with them and his attitude to the home recording revolution.

Go West - Roland Go West

Topic: Advertisement Feature | Electronic Soundmaker, Aug 1985

Harold Budd - The Sound-Painted World of Harold Budd

Sound On Sound, Dec 1986

The Eno collaborator and leading exponent of American minimalist music, Harold Budd, discloses the fascinating background to his new solo album 'Lovely Thunder', his love of the piano and his strange union with the Cocteau Twins. Mark Prendergast attends the masterclass and takes notes.

Hugh Padgham - Sting & Hugh Padgham

Recording Musician, May 1993
Recording 'If I Ever Lose My Faith In You'

Throw a bunch of talented musicians and a world-class producer into a 16th century mansion, add some juicy gear, shake 'em about and what do you get? Ten Summoner's Tales, if you're lucky.

Jan Hammer - Miami Nice Guy

Sound On Sound, Jan 1988

The art of writing music for popular television in the last few years may have been single-handedly redefined by Jan Hammer. His upbeat, rocky soundtracks to the hit TV series 'Miami Vice' (along with a few of the chart hits used in the show) have now produced two albums of instrumental music. Ed Jones finds out how they were done.

KRS One - The Blueprint of Hiphop

Music Technology, Aug 1989

From the New York roots of hip hop, KRS One talks about street-level production values and samples as the poor musician's alternative to real musicians. Simon Trask listens to the Music of the Spheres.

Paul Hardcastle - When The Tape Runs Out

Sound On Sound, Jul 1986

Intrepid reporter/cameraman Ralph Denyer ventures into the wild suburban jungle of East London to capture the rarely heard thoughts of this lesser-spotted songbird and re-mix producer who has recently taken delivery of his very own Synclavier system.

Paul McCartney - Press To Play

Sound On Sound, Oct 1986

Whether you like his music or not, nobody can knock Paul McCartney's achievements as the world's most successful songwriter. In a rare interview he talks to Patrick Humphries about the music, recordings and personalities that combined to produce his first solo album for three years - 'Press To Play'.

Robert John Godfrey - Going Solo

Sound On Sound, Sep 1989

Until their recent split, Robert John Godfrey was the keyboard maestro behind The Enid, whose massive underground following throughout Europe made them arguably the biggest cult band outside of the States. Frank Ellis met him to talk about his new residential studio, a solo career, and a new approach to recording.

 

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