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Sweet Soul

Hard as is it is to imagine now, the prettiness of my music was very much a political statement at the time.

Harold Budd, Sound On Sound, 1997/01


A studio sound engineer’s hand rests on the controls of a Mackie mixing console.

Mixing things up with the web — some of our favourite sites and sources on the internet. It’s a long list. Photograph by Rana Mullan




Life’s a Beach …

Released in 1966, Good Vibrations proved to be The Beach Boys’ biggest hit and was almost instantly hailed by critics to be one of the greatest rock singles of all time. It was also reputed to be the most expensive single ever yet recorded — the spooky–sounding theremin part alone cost $15,000 and the final bill of $50,000 would have exceeded the cost of most albums at the time.