International Musician, Oct 1975
Portrait of the artist as a (suffering) young man
International Musician, May 1975
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.
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.
Home & Studio Recording, Jan 1985
The conclusion of our in-depth look at Bill's home 16 track studio in Yorkshire.
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.
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'.
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
Home & Studio Recording, Nov 1983
International Musician, Sep 1975
Dave Gilmour sheds varying degrees of light on himself and the band.
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.
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.
Music Technology, May 1991
The charismatic singer, composer and lyricist rejoins the former members of Japan for their first LP in ten years. Tim Goodyer talks technology, philosophy and improvisation with David Sylvian.
International Musician, Apr 1975
Music Technology, Feb 1992
Felton Pilate's success spans "traditional" funk to the rap revolution - just now he's writing, producing and playing keys for Hammer. Nick Batzdorf raps tech with the Hammer man.
Music Technology, Jun 1993
Scottish band Danny Wilson were led by Gary Clark, who regards his debut solo album Ten Short Songs About Love as his finest work to date. From conception to birth, it was made entirely at home. Phil Ward drops in on the basement studio, and finds both album and proud father doing very well
International Musician, Nov 1985
The blurred fingers of the guitar star focussed by the blurred gaze of Richard Walmsley
One Two Testing, May 1984
Why a pink Strat is Gazzer's fave
Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1986
Sharpe & Numan
Gary Numan renews his working relationship with Bill Sharpe for another single project. Dan Goldstein drops in on them, and discovers the link could soon become permanent.
Sound On Sound, Aug 1986
'Are Friends Electric?' and 'Cars' will go down in the musical history books as classics of their genre but the writer of those hits, Gary Numan, has yet to match his early successes. Mark Jenkins met up with him during sessions for a forthcoming album at Rock City studios, Shepperton, only to discover that the Numan of today is finding it tough to get airplay for his recent work...
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
Electronic Soundmaker, Mar 1985
The meeting of two diverse talents and minds; Gary Numan and Bill Sharpe of Shakatak. We discover what they've been getting up to and where it will lead.
Sound On Sound, Apr 1989
Howard Jones was the first keyboard player to successfully exploit the new technology to the full by regularly performing solo concerts with nothing but MIDI instruments as his backing band. In this rare interview, Brian Jacobs talks to Howard about his music, recording, his decision to produce most of his new album himself, and his growing admiration for an instrument he once said he would never use.
One Two Testing, Apr 1984
Synthing with Mr Jones.
Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1986
Breaking a prolonged silence, one of the eighties' most successful solo pop songwriters talks to Tim Goodyer about his new home, his new album, and an ever-expanding collection of synthesisers.