actually wanted to record the debut of backing singer Dave Okumu. But the two session players Tom Herbert and Leo Taylor did such a good job that everyone decided to take this one step further. Now they already toured with the Doves, have been remixed by Headman, Hot Chip and Gatto Fritto and are compared to – often rather tiringly – TV On The Radio.
It has a certain unhinged charm, so I’ll go with that.
That version of D'Angelo singing «Africa» accompanied only by his piano. That feels like a bubble bath to me.
It’s so elegant and rhythmic. So I’d like it to inform my bike riding.
It’s so unashamedly romantic and so happening and has so much depth.
That tune always makes me want to dance and I don’t think there’s anything that sounds quite like it.
I love food, I love cooking, I love Shuggie. That song always makes me feel happy.
That is some sexy feel good shizzle.
Although it’s melancholic, it’s also uplifting.
I don’t see how that tune could piss anyone off. Even if it was on at an ear-splitting volume.
It makes me feel like I’m in a Michael Mann movie or in «Blade Runner». It sounds sleek and mercurial. And it would actually be suicide because I can’t drive.
It’s a magical image to drift away to.
In my opinion, some activities shouldn’t be accompanied by music. Generally, I find listening to music pretty absorbing and, in this instance particularly. I think there’s enought to focus on without music up in the mix. But if I had to choose something, then «I Only Have Eyes For You».
Some of Finn’s compositions make me feel like I’m flying.
Haunting yet comforting.
Dilla’s production remains unhindered when competing with the hussle and bustle of the underground.
It sounds sacred to me, like it’s always been there. Good way to start the day.
I can’t work with music on. Being a simpleton, I get too distracted. But, for the sake of argument I’ll say «Computer Love» by Kraftwerk ‘cause it’s got a lovely movement that might assist the flow of whatever work I was doing, and it manages to be very cute and very hip at the same time.
owl / elephant / dog / lion / dinosaur
James Baldwin: «Sonny’s Blues» / J.M. Coetzee: «Disgrace» / Olga Grushin: «The Dream Life Of Sukhanov» / JD Salinger: «Catcher In The Rye» / The Bible
The Uninvited Batman / Stimpy / Ren / Homer Simpson / Inspector Gadget
roast lamb / sushi / fish tagine / roast vegetables / my mum's dahl
politeness / consideration / humour / awkwardness / humility
all musical instruments / textiles / language / vinyl / millenium falcon
bass clarinet / DX7 / Hohner telecaster / zither / MPC
Mojo / Wire / Onion / Private Eye / Spiderman
«Play It Again Sam» by Woody Allen / «The Breakfast Club» by John Hughes / «Breaking The Waves» by Lars Von Trier / «I Am Cuba» by Mikhail Kalatozov / «Todo Sobre Mi Madre» by Pedro Almodovar
Hohner telecaster / Austrian coachman’s cape / my mattress / Chris the accordion / my Global chef's knife
London /Mull / Paris / Tokyo / Mombassa
Franklins / Moro / Khans / Tokyo Diner / Wheelers
Austrian horse racing team / Nigerian metal detecting team / Cardiff breathing association / Peckham United / Whitstable waterpolo society
the people / the music / Battersea Power Station / The Tate / Horniman Museum