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Author: James Errington

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A monumental, ongoing project to release mixtapes for every year of recorded sound, piecing together the entire history of sound from lampblack to shellac then vinyl and onward - part found audio project, part historical documentary, a listening experience that’s as pleasurable as it is educational.
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1927

1927

2020-08-03--:--

At Centuries of Sound I am making mixes for every year of recorded sound. The download here is a cut-down 30 minute mix, for the full two-hour version please come to centuriesofsound.com to stream, or patreon.com/centuriesofsound for downloads and a host of other bonus materials for just $5 per month. MP3 sample download | Patreon … Continue reading "1927"
MP3 download | Apple | Spotify | Castbox | Stitcher | Radiopublic | RSS “This time James and Sean take a trip back to the 80s – the 1880s that is. Aside from the original music we have celebrity appearances from Arthur Sullivan, Johannes Brahms, William Ewart Gladstone and Queen Victoria herself (possibly) – plus … Continue reading "Radio Podcast #2 – 1887 to 1889"
1926

1926

2020-07-06--:--

At Centuries of Sound I am making mixes for every year of recorded sound. The download here is a cut-down 30 minute mix, for the full two-hour version please come to centuriesofsound.com to stream, or patreon.com/centuriesofsound for downloads and a host of other bonus materials for just $5 per month. MP3 sample download | Patreon … Continue reading "1926"
MP3 download | Apple | Spotify | Castbox | Stitcher | Radiopublic | RSS For the inaugural Centuries of Sound radio podcast I’m joined by Sean Spencer (not pictured) as I delve into the first 35 years of sound recording, including lines drawn in soot with feathers, a wasp trapped in a bottle, a talking … Continue reading "Radio Podcast #1 – 1853 to 1885"
1925

1925

2020-06-01--:--

At Centuries of Sound I am making mixes for every year from 1953 to the present day. Download full mixes, bonus materials and more for just $5 per month at patreon.com/centuriesofsound. Thanks for listening. MP3 sample download | Patreon | Apple | Mixcloud | Spotify | Castbox | Stitcher | Radiopublic | RSS Have you … Continue reading "1925"
1924

1924

2020-05-04--:--

Centuries of Sound is a monthly mix of original recordings from a single year. If you want higher bitrate downloads, a bonus podcast with discussion of the recordings, extra bonus mixes and much more, please support me on Patreon for just $5 per month, and keep the project ad-free. MP3 download | Apple | Mixcloud … Continue reading "1924"
1923

1923

2020-04-0602:22:55

Centuries of Sound is a monthly mix of original recordings from a single year. If you want higher bitrate downloads, a bonus podcast with discussion of the recordings, extra bonus mixes and much more, please support me on Patreon for just $5 per month, and keep the project ad-free. MP3 download | Apple | Mixcloud … Continue reading "1923"
1922

1922

2020-03-02--:--

Centuries of Sound is a monthly mix of original recordings from a single year. If you want higher bitrate downloads, a bonus podcast with discussion of the recordings, extra bonus mixes and much more, please support me on Patreon for just $5 per month, and keep the project ad-free. MP3 download | Apple | Mixcloud … Continue reading "1922"
1921

1921

2020-02-0301:38:37

MP3 download | Apple | Mixcloud | Spotify | Castbox | Stitcher | Radiopublic | RSS “The parties were bigger. The pace was faster, the shows were broader, the buildings were higher, the morals were looser, the liquor was cheaper.” F. Scott Fitzgerald If you could chose any era to live in, the decades between … Continue reading "1921"
2018

2018

2020-01-13--:--

Centuries of Sound is a monthly mix of original recordings from a single year. If you want higher bitrate downloads, a bonus podcast with discussion of the recordings, extra bonus mixes and much more, please support me on Patreon for just $5 per month, and keep the project ad-free.   MP3 download | Apple | … Continue reading "2018"
1920

1920

2019-12-0501:42:42

Centuries of Sound is a monthly mix of original recordings from a single year. If you want higher bitrate downloads, a bonus podcast with discussion of the recordings, extra bonus mixes and much more, please support me on Patreon for just $5 per month, and keep the project ad-free. MP3 download | Apple | Mixcloud … Continue reading "1920"
MP3 download | Apple | Mixcloud | Spotify | Castbox | Stitcher | Radiopublic | RSS The original version of 2017 came out very sweary indeed, and I promised to immediately upload a clean version, suitable for listening with children, with all the swears removed. Ten months later, here it finally is. Tracklist Godspeed You … Continue reading "2017 – The Clean Version"
1919

1919

2019-11-0701:45:19

Centuries of Sound is a monthly mix of original recordings from a single year. If you want higher bitrate downloads, a bonus podcast with discussion of the recordings, extra bonus mixes and much more, please support me on Patreon for just $5 per month, and keep the project ad-free. MP3 download | Apple | Mixcloud … Continue reading "1919"
1918

1918

2019-10-1001:43:23

Centuries of Sound is a monthly mix of original recordings from a single year. If you want higher bitrate downloads, a bonus podcast with discussion of the recordings, extra bonus mixes and much more, please support me on Patreon for just $5 per month, and keep the project ad-free. MP3 download | Apple | Mixcloud … Continue reading "1918"
1917

1917

2019-09-10--:--

“The music is a matter of the ear and not of technique. None of us knows music. One carries the melody and others do what they please. Some play counter melodies, some play freak noises, and some just play. I can’t tell you how. You “got to feel” Jass. The time is syncopated. Jass I … Continue reading "1917"
1916

1916

2019-08-08--:--

MP3 direct download | Itunes | Mixcloud | Feedburner (RSS) The story of recorded must prior to 1917 has been, on a personal level, a juggle with two opposing narratives. First there is of course the convoluted journey towards the explosion in jazz and blues of the late 1910s and 1920. Then there’s the other … Continue reading "1916"
1915

1915

2019-07-04--:--

MP3 direct download | Itunes | Mixcloud | Feedburner (RSS) “Looking back in hindsight, 1915 appears to be a saga of such horrors, of such mismanagement and muddle, that it is easy to see why it coloured the views of succeeding generations and gave rise to prejudices and myths that have been applied to the … Continue reading "1915"
1914

1914

2019-06-0603:11:55

MP3 direct download | Itunes | Mixcloud | Feedburner (RSS) Those long uneven lines Standing as patiently As if they were stretched outside The Oval or Villa Park, The crowns of hats, the sun On moustached archaic faces Grinning as if it were all An August Bank Holiday lark; And the shut shops, the bleached … Continue reading "1914"
1913

1913

2019-05-09--:--

MP3 direct download | Itunes | Mixcloud | Feedburner (RSS) “How can we regard this invasion of vulgarity in music other than as a national calamity, in so far as the mental attainments of the nation are concerned? This cheap, trashy stuff could not elevate even the most degraded minds, nor could it possibly urge … Continue reading "1913"
1853-1860

1853-1860

2019-04-1704:40

MP3 direct download | Itunes | YouTube | Mixcloud | Feedburner (RSS) Where does sound begin? What even is sound? Sound is the name we give to certain frequencies of fluctuating pressure waves which resonate the human eardrum and are able to be perceived by the human brain. Waves fitting this description have existed since … Continue reading "1853-1860"
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