"What are your influences?: 10 records that made you want to make music

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This could be different to your favourite albums or whatever, but what are the albums or singles that influenced you to start making music? This could also be interpreted in a 'what would your All Back to Mine / Late Night Tales selection look like'?

I'll post mine in a bit.

hongro strulkington (dog latin), Tuesday, 2 June 2015 15:01 (three years ago) Permalink

10 is impossible

aphex twin - SAW 85-92
"" - analord EPs
luke vibert/jeremy simmonds - weirs
YMO - BGM
sakamoto - esperanto/illustrated musical encyclopedia
jon hassell - aka darbari java
eno - music for films
pyrolator - wunderland
mr. fingers - ammnesia
gas - zauberberg
xon (richard h. kirk from cab voltaire) - dissonance EP
burger ink - las vegas
tanaka hirokazu & suzuki keiichi - mother 2 (earthbound) ost
cocteau twins - victorialand
drexciya - neptune's lair
the other people place - lifestyles of the laptop cafe
terry riley - shri camel
laurie spiegel - the expanding universe
autechre - entire discography
japan - gentlemen take polaroids
herbie hancock - mr hands
oneohtrix point never - rifts
silver apples - s/t & contact
tangerine dream - white eagle
donna summer - i feel love (patrick cowley edit)
manuel gottsching - e2-e4
haruomi hosono - coincidental music
yasuaki shimizu - music for commercials
deepchord/echospace - liumin
quadrant - quadrant dub
actress - RIP
carl craig as psyche/BFC - elements

clouds, Tuesday, 2 June 2015 15:24 (three years ago) Permalink

10 is impossible

David Bowie, 'Aladdin Sane'
Kraftwerk, 'Trans Europe Express'
Dusty Springfield, 'Dusty In Memphis'
Pet Shop Boys, 'Actually' / 'Introspective' / 'Behaviour'
Kate Bush, 'The Kick Inside'
The Velvet Underground & Nico, s/t
Billy Joel, 'Glass Houses'
and about a thousand others

passive-aggressive rageaholic (snoball), Tuesday, 2 June 2015 17:57 (three years ago) Permalink

Forgot to answer my own question. Ten releases that have influenced me to make music. This was a harder exercise than it seemed, because I kept questioning the difference between really loving an album and to what extent it actually had an impact on my sound/aesthetic preferences... But here it is. Mostly ugly white blokes:

Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (film)
Kid Creole & the Coconuts - Tropical Gangsters
Pere Ubu - Dub Housing
The Boo Radleys - Giant Steps
The Beach Boys - Smiley Smile
Tom Waits - the Frank Trilogy
Dead Rat Orchestra - (live performances)
Black Dice - Beaches & Canyons
of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
Animal Collective - Sung Tongs

Obv there's a lot more stuff out there. I mean, Autechre are so important to opening up this world of music that I always go back to, but it's not really audible in the kind of stuff I'm doing RN. I'd say Kate Bush too, but that's more of a recent thing and she's a very obvious reference point, I feel. Also, loads of dub, funk, hip hop, world music and dance music but no specific releases to encapsulate these.

hongro strulkington (dog latin), Thursday, 11 June 2015 11:49 (three years ago) Permalink


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