When it comes to far-out music, you can rely on Dave Leavers and Max Hallett. The pair, who mask up as Danalogue and Betamax, are two-thirds of jazz (...)

More power to your elbow: The Pipes, The Pipes at the Dock

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This selection of experimental British music was originally issued on Brian Eno’s Obscure label in the mid-1970s. Christopher Hobbs’s bell-infused Ara(...)

 Canadian author Malcolm Gladwell: from received morality to damage limitation. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

The European Union is like the Eagles’ Hotel California, the world shifted on its axis with the release of Donna Summer’s I Feel Love, and everyone in(...)

Spain’s Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, like many modern airports, is impressive to look at but neglects the comfort of travellers.
Airports in terminal decline
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One morning in 1977 Brian Eno, electronica pioneer and former synthesiser player for Roxy Music, was sitting in an airport in Cologne, in what was th(...)

A design by Tado studio, inspired by London

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RSAG: ‘I use Take by Propellerhead. It’s a quick and easy way to get down some ideas on the fly, and it’s free.’

Digital technology has democratised many things, and the recording process for music is certainly one of them. Studios have a seemingly endless array(...)

Chiwetel Ejiofor was nominated for an Oscar for his leading role in 12 Years a Slave. Photograph: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

The great Chiwetel Ejiofor is contemplating the inevitable business of allowing corners of your private life to become public. He doesn’t much like t(...)

David Bowie in a shot for the release of  The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. Photograph: Brian Ward

Uncage the colours Unfurl the flag Luck just kissed you hello – Boys Keep Swinging Almost every gay man of a certain age has had a “David Bowie mom(...)

David Bowie albums in the window of Sister Ray Records in Soho, after the rock star died following an 18-month battle with cancer. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

For an artist as wide-ranging as David Bowie, it’s not so much a question of who he has influenced, it’s rather who he hasn’t. Direct lines include th(...)