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Interviews

Alex Harvey

International Musician, May 1975

Bill Nelson - Echoes From The Observatory - Part 1

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 - Getting The Holy Ghost Across

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

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

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

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

Chris Andrews - Chris Andrews — Producer

Home & Studio Recording, Nov 1983

David Sylvian - Sylvian - Behind the Veil

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.

David Sylvian - Master Craftsman

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.

David Sylvian - Exorcising Ghosts

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.

Eric Carmen - Raspberries' Eric Carmen

International Musician, Apr 1975

Felton Pilate - Partners In Rhyme

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.

Gary Clark - Meet Gary Clark

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

Gary Moore

International Musician, Nov 1985

The blurred fingers of the guitar star focussed by the blurred gaze of Richard Walmsley

Gary Numan - Bright New Things

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.

Gary Numan - Just Can't Stop

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...

Gary Numan - The Odd Couple

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.

Howard Jones - Mister MIDI

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.

Howard Jones - Howard's Way

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.

Ian Anderson

Home & Studio Recording, Mar 1989

Jethro Tull's main man takes us behind the fish farmer exterior and into his home studio.

Ian Anderson

Home & Studio Recording, Nov 1983

Jethro Tull’s leading light opens the door to his new ‘home studio’.

Jellybean Benitez - Planet Rock

Music Technology, Apr 1988

John "Jellybean" Benitez is the leader of the current trend of DJs turned recording artists. Tim Goodyer talks to him about the relationship between the dancefloor and the recording studio.

Jezz Woodroffe - Man At Work

Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1986

Robert Plant's right-hand man and technology-fiend talks to Tim Goodyer about samplers, studios and dischords.

John Foxx - John Foxx: Recording In Mysterious Ways

Sound On Sound, Dec 1985

Ian Gilby visits The Garden Studio and learns how John Foxx composed and recorded tracks from his recently released album 'In Mysterious Ways'.

John Foxx - In The Garden

Electronic Soundmaker, Oct 1983

John Foxx at his studio

 

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