was one of the first artists whose records were put into the newly arranged section «Folktronica» in 2001. But Bristolian one-man band Dave Edwards suprises the critics repeatedly – with an instrumental pop album, classical composition patterns and remixes for Bloc Party, Badly Drawn Boy and Stars – so they no longer know which section he really should be assigend to.
«Amateur Dramatics» was released in January 2009 on Audio Dregs.
I first listened to this while I was in the bath and lost all track of time. I came out of the tub all wrinkly and my musical worldview was changed for ever.
The bassline is perfect to cook to. The whole album is great for any activity, but particularly suited to solo kitchen tasks and preparing a romantic ambience.
Whatever the DJ plays. I like hearing unfamiliar music in a club. Although I admit that if something like «Everywhere» gets dropped, that's the best.
If I was running I’d appreciate the steady beat. And the idea of being naked outside with some krautrock is undeniably appealing. I imagine its been done many times.
So I can aspire to achieve with my appearance the same attention to detail and glossy shine that they apply to their music.
I love the sound of the drums. They are so rude.
Something bassy. «With The Artists». Or maybe something really irritating, played stupidly loud. Scouting For Girls or something.
I know it’s a bit retro etc, but I think it transcends its italo roots and becomes more futuristic. I find it very soulful. The spookiest night drive I had was up in Scotland, listening to Paavoharju. I was imagining all kinds of horrible beasties. And I nearly ran over a deer, but swerved just in time.
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
Well, the first thing that popped into my head was Gas. But maybe that’s because of all the trees and stuff on his album covers. But I imagine Gas would be great for that. Then if I started getting spooked I’d have to put something a bit more lighthearted on; lets say «Midnight Marauders».
Me, jog? Not likely, but seeing as this is pretty theoretical, «It's Never Been Like That», because I never seem to get bored with it. And I imagine I’d get bored with the jogging pretty quick.
She always makes me feel better. What a voice.
Cos that’s how I roll.
I’m normally pretty terrified on planes so I don’t concentrate on whatever I’m listening to. I’ll get over it one day. Most of the time I try to read but end up reading the same sentence over and over. Maybe I’ll try «Music For Airports» next time. See if that works in a plane as well as in the terminal.
I haven’t spent the night there but I went in a very scary room in a very haunted house once. It was real small and nasty – there was a wall-sized embroidery thing, a four poster bed and an overarching feeling of spookiness. I didn’t listen to any music though. Maybe if I was going to be in a spooky hotel I’d try and listen to something jolly. Chilly Gonzales always amuses me. «Presidential Suite» perhaps.
I did this the other day, it was great. Dave Longstreth is a rare talent.
I love listening to music on the underground. Music that blends with the sounds of the underground and kind of envelops you in a misty daze. Then I normally miss my stop and get really confused.
That snare crack and then in to the jaunty bounce of the song. Problem is that the song goes on too long. Still, I imagine that it would be a great way to wake up. I’m gonna try it tomorrow if I can work out some technological trick.