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Karl Bartos: Nothing Is Real

Karl Bartos discusses his soundtrack for the expressionist shocker ‘The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari’, a film set in the 19th century, first released in 1920, and now reissued more than 100 years later
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Ambient: From A To Zzzzz

A curated snapshot rather than a definitive list, welcome to our alphabetical deep dive into the atmospheric and immersive world of ambient music. From key artists to strange concepts and beyond, prepare to see ambient in a whole new light
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Howard Jones

It’s 40 years since Howard Jones first crashed into the Top 10 with ‘New Song’. To mark the occasion, Cherry Red have issued a superb career retrospective, ‘Celebrate It Together’. And it all started with the coolest teacher in High Wycombe
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Soft Cell: Cell Shock

With ‘Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret’, their hugely influential 1981 debut album, Soft Cell brought sleazy lyrics and shady but infectious synth anthems to the mainstream. Marc Almond and Dave Ball reflect on art-school aesthetics, punk electronics, and the controversies that fuelled their speedy rise
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The BBC Radiophonic Workshop: Adventures In Time And Space

The 60th anniversary of ‘Doctor Who’ is a diamond opportunity to celebrate the work of an equally eccentric British institution — one with inextricable links to the cosmos’ favourite Time Lord. In a new interview, Brian Hodgson, Dick Mills, Roger Limb, Peter Howell, Paddy Kingsland and Mark Ayres take a journey back through the strange and compelling history of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
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Andy Oppenheimer ‘The Devil’s Dancers’

Andy Oppenheimer of Oppenheimer Analysis recalls the creation of their self-released 1982 synthpop gem ‘The Devil’s Dancers’, which became a cult classic and dancefloor favourite when it was reissued on Veronica Vasicka’s Minimal Wave label