"So this is a demonstration of six decades of British influence on the way we listen, with all the sonic, stylistic and technical advances from legendary musicians and producers. You can hear how technology advanced from the early beginnings of jerry-rigged sound synthesis in the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, through synth pop and rave, to the ultra-finessed digital technique of James Blake and FKA Twigs.
But just as importantly how rock, disco, reggae and pop evolved the way that “real instruments” and human voices sound. Some threads weave right through the decades – from the sixties to today, jazz, folk and soul appear in new iterations, for example. With each listen you’ll hear more details of the evolution of styles and techniques: indeed it was a joy to make them, opening our ears to the shifting tides of change over the years, and we hope you take as much pleasure in visiting and revisiting them as we do."