Belle and Sebastian were formed in an all-night cafe in Glasgow, January 1996. Stuart Murdoch (singer/songwriter) and Stuart David (bass guitar) met on a government training scheme and recorded some demos, which were picked up by a Jeepster scout who was taking part in the Stow College Music Business
It's a little bit disconcerting when you realize that you actually like Stereolab. Have you really become so soft that you find this lush, easy-listening music pleasant -- and, even worse, interesting? Is something wrong with you?
Most likely, you simply have a Baroque sensibility. For behind the su
As both a conductor and a virtuoso pianist, Daniel Barenboim approaches each of his projects from a dual perspective: he sees a piece as both a physical, sonorous expression and as a structural whole. For Barenboim, integrating the two perspectives is essential to making good music. "The element of p
The music scene during the 1970s was defined by flash, glam, and a whole slew of over-the-top eccentricities. In the midst of this glamorama emerged a band that would popularize art-rock and establish the mood of British experimentalism. Headed by Brian Ferry, Roxy Music played on the fusion of art a