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Piercing Highs: Mondkopf's Favourite Albums
The Quietus , May 28th, 2015 12:44

Fittingly enough for a man who makes music of a decidedly bracing bent - be it the hulking techno of Mondkopf or the grindcore-inspired electronics of Extreme Precautions - French producer Paul Régimbeau's top 13 LPs are a suitably heavyweight suite. Brace yourself...

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DJ Shadow - Endtroducing.....
This one might be obvious, but it had a profound effect on me. I discovered it at the record shop which I was going to every lunch break during high school. It's a record made of tons of little treasures imbued with crazy charm. Also, at that time I had stopped listening to Tangerine Dream to focus on rap, and all of a sudden there was this instrumental hip-hop record which was bringing me back to them through the sample, which was a kind of loop in time in itself. With of course, a deep nostalgia, because it brought back and alive music I associated to these two periods in my past, the time of production and my childhood. My relationship with music is made of nostalgia; I don't get why it should be a bad thing to use it to bring back memories and buried emotions. In fact, I hadn't checked out this record for some time, I think I will go through it again now…


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