is one half of electronic duo ISAN. The one half that collaborates with his musicval counterpart in Orrefors, Sweden from his studio in Southend, England. When alone, Saville creates music in the vein of Brian Eno, Harold Budd or even Steve Reich. It’s an ingenious blend of classic, pop and electronic music.
It came out in december 1971 but I think it feels like 1972.
An endless warm bath on a CD.
Actually I’m really unlikely to float on an air mattress in the pool but «Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt» is one of my favourite albums ever and I wanted to include it.
Heart soaring music of love and romance.
Something vigorous, fizzy and electronic. Or, if I'm drunk enough, «Jump».
Because I like disco when I’m getting ready to go out, and I'm not the greatest dancer.
Not only is the bass stupidly loud, but it seems to be pretty random in terms of note pitch and duration.
But only if I get to drive along a lot of sodium lit tunnels.
Because I wrote it when I was very lovesick, and hungover, and it reminds me of being guided home like a blind man by a friend because I was so drunk the night before I decided to throw away my contact lenses and stay at someone else’s house.
Well, I’m past the age when I want to upset my mum with loud music.
Because of the appropriate title.
Because that’s what I like in a pair of shoes.
It seems to be different every time I hear it, like I’m in a dream.
Abstract enough to make any scene perfectly surreal, also recommended for supermarkets.
It is an appropriate title I guess and it’s the only record I know which has a histrionic gospel choir AND a vocoder on it. I'd rather never hear it again than split up with my girlfriend though.
It starts with gentle birdsong, within half a minute someone’s trying to destroy an electric guitar with powertools – the perfect way to start the day.