Experiments in sound.

At a time when so much pop music reverberates like the mindless backing track to a pep rally, it should come as no surprise that Sook-Yin Lee wanted the debut from her experimental duo, Jooj, to sound nothing like the status quo. After all, she’s been going against the grain all her life.

Getting by with a little help from his friends.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: David Foster is forever in blue jeans. It somehow speaks to his Canadian heritage, and perhaps to his musical tastes. His abilities as a producer are pretty much unassailable, but what most folks might not realize is how he recognizes emerging talent and brings it forward.

Concert-hall sound levels with audiophile precision.

Burmester is one of the world’s most exalted audio manufacturers. The Berlin-based company produces objects of desire—both sonically and visually.

Lost and found.

While posthumously cataloguing his parents’ body of work, award-winning producer John Carter Cash discovered unreleased tracks that comprise a new Johnny Cash album, Out Among the Stars.

Good vibrations.

A lot has happened to the members of Alabama Shakes since the release of their 2012 debut album, Boys & Girls.

Top brass.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: In the beginning is the sound, an unearthly, beautiful signature trumpet sound. A sound that blooms warm, velvety, broad, majestic, sure. A sound that can bite when it wants to, can riff molto allegro, but is never icy, never shrill, never crackly. A sound that breathes romance, sophistication, and style.

All strings attached.

You might say Stevie Blacke likes to string people along. In a continually shrinking music industry, the Berklee College of Music graduate has found the ultimate way to provide more with less by creating entire string sections by himself.