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Baker's Dozen

Lucky For Some: Alexander Tucker's Favourite Albums
Dom Smith , May 24th, 2012 08:20

Dom Smith takes down Alexander Tucker's Baker's Dozen and chats to him about the personal experiences attached to the records

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Alastair Galbraith - Orb

All of Alastair Galbraith's albums are amazing so it was really hard to single one out. Alastair's albums always have these great combinations from track-to-track, moving between fragile, hushed songs that are underpinned by a natural pop sensibility. His songs are incredibly open and emotive. Other pieces are formed from the abstract sounds of late night radio interference, feedback and ambient atmospherics. These are all recorded on to 4-track tape machines. Galbraith's pieces read like a music concrete book of short stories, his use of backwards material always make me feel as though I have never heard this kind of process done anywhere before. The great thing is, when listening, I can almost picture his sheer delight at playing himself back and marvelling at the outcome.

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Princess Stomper
May 24, 2012 12:38pm

Good list - though horrified by description of Cardiacs as "ugly people"! Seeing this, it's not remotely surprising that I connected instantly with Tucker's own music.

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May 24, 2012 2:01pm

really enjoying the bakers dozens.
keep them coming plz.

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Jim C
May 24, 2012 7:23pm

What he said ^ great stuff

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Jun 22, 2017 10:22am

Yes i have listened to his albums many times and really it's a wonderful journey in music. Takes the soul to some where else. Which i really makes me love to listen every time.

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