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Brian Eno - Eno Sense

Music Technology, Feb 1988

His successful production of U2 has brought musical sage Brian Eno back into the public eye. John Diliberto finds out what's become of his oblique strategies and how he approaches the latest technology.

Brian Eno - The Life Of Brian - Part 2

Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, Nov 1984

The conclusion of our Eno exclusive.

Brian Eno - The Life Of Brian - Part 1

Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, Oct 1984

Part 1 of a two part in-depth interview with Brian Eno and his latest collaborator Harold Budd.

Chick Corea - Corea Man

Music Technology, Aug 1990

Chick Corea has helped pioneer the use of electronic instruments in jazz music - now 49 LPs down the line, he believes there's still more ground to cover. Scott Wilkinson talks to a musical legend.

Dave Greenfield - Crest of a Wave

Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, Jan 1985

Strangler's keyboard commandant Dave Greenfield tells us why he's Waved goodbye to his Hammond.

Dave Stewart - Busy Doing Nothing?

Sound On Sound, May 1986

Renowned best for his keyboard/synth excursions in the jazz-rock field, Dave and partner Barbara Gaskin achieved several chart hits with re-workings of classic pop songs like 'It's My Party' back in 1982. Together they are presently completing their first album for release on compact disc. David Etheridge took a look behind the scenes.

Django Bates - Django Live

Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1986

...Is one of Britain's most inventive jazz keyboard players, with a myriad of different strings to his performing bow, and an unusually open-minded approach to new technology. Simon Trask listens to what he has to say.

Don Airey - Living in the Past

Music Technology, Feb 1988

His time with Rainbow, Whitesnake and Ozzy Osbourne has made Don Airey a rock institution (rather than putting him in one). Tim Goodyer talks to him about music and machinery.

Frank Zappa - Jazz From Hell

Sound On Sound, Feb 1987

Back with a new album 'Jazz From Hell' composed and executed almost entirely on Synclavier, this 60s cult hero explains to Paul Gilby why he has turned his back on lyrics and the reasons for his four-year love affair with the sexy black keyboard with the round Winchester disks!

Frank Zappa - Father of Invention

Music Technology, Feb 1987

What makes one of rock music's most eccentric and unpredictable characters lock his guitar in a cupboard and take to composing on a Synclavier instead? Rick Davies provides the answers in an exclusive interview.

Gary Numan - The Odd Couple

Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, 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.

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 - 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.

Geoff Downes

Sound On Sound, Apr 1986
Asia's illustrious keyboard player

In a rare interview, Asia's illustrious keyboard player talks synths, samplers and Mellotrons with David Etheridge.

Geoff Downes - The Collector

Music Technology, Jul 1987

There can be few musicians who've amassed such a huge collection of synthesisers as the ex-Buggles keyboardist. Paul Wiffen talks to him about his machines, and finds he still finds a use for most of them.

Guy Fletcher - Keyboards With Dire Straits

Sound On Sound, Sep 1986

Although still very young, keyboard player Guy Fletcher has a long list of album/single credits already under his belt for such artists as Bryan Ferry, Roxy Music, Tina Turner, Mick Jagger and Dire Straits. Paul Gilby finds out how Guy landed such plum roles and learns more about the way Dire Straits make use of music technology in their recording.

Hans Zimmer - No Presets Allowed

Sound On Sound, Aug 1986

Hans Zimmer is the complete antithesis of the serious German synthesist - he smiles a lot for a start! As co-founder of Lillie Yard studio and the proud owner of a surviving Moog Series 8 modular synth, his approach to sound synthesis is a refreshingly traditional one eschewing the very thought of ever using an unmodified factory preset on any of his work! Ralph Denyer explains why.

Herbie Hancock - Herbie Rides Again?

Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, Apr 1985

Jazz, Funk, and now Hip Hop — Herbie Hancock's done it all. We grab a few words with the great man.

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 Boddy - Ian Boddy: Phoenix

Sound On Sound, Dec 1986
THE STORY OF AN INDEPENDENT RECORD

The story of how one of this country's lesser-known synthesists took the bold step of forming his own record label to independently release his fourth album 'Phoenix'. Paul Gilby documents the process.

Ian Boddy - The Boddy Electric

Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, Jul 1985

At the forefront of independent synthesis

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.

Jason Rebello - Jazz Baby

Music Technology, Dec 1990

The release of Jason Rebello's first LP shows him to be more than the tasteful performer the jazz circuit already recognises. Simon Trask talks to one of Britain's leading jazz keyboardsmen.

Jean Michel Jarre - The Concerts In China

Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1982

An exclusive interview with this most popular French electronic music composer that traces his background history from his early influences to his latest epic performances in China.

Jean Michel Jarre - Docklands Rendezvous

Music Technology, Aug 1988

Jean Michel Jarre is about to stage the world's biggest ever concert in the London Docklands. David Bradwell finds out about the technological dark age and the art of showmanship.

 

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