The Quietus - A new rock music and pop culture website

Baker's Dozen

Not-So-Bitter Music: Ali 'Perc' Wells On His Favourite 13 Albums
Tonka Tonka , May 10th, 2017 09:26

We've sent that young rascal Tonka to interview Ali Wells about the albums that made him Perc, from Huey Lewis & The News to Pete Swanson, Aphex, and how Iron Maiden made his kick drum mockery-proof

Henry_cowell_-_piano_music_1494358401_resize_460x400

Henry Cowell - Piano Music
A year or so ago I watched 2001 for the first time in years, which reminded me of the music of György Ligeti. This sent me down the rabbit hole of discovering the more experimental side of classical and electro-acoustic music again. I was already aware of Cage and some Stockhausen, but suddenly my ears were opened up to Cowell, David Tudor and Morton Subotnick. It was not a completely new world for me, but definitely something that I had not explored this deeply before. I'm not sure whether it has had an influence on my music recently. Maybe on the piano work of 'Ma' and 'Bitter Music', but I try to take in influences through the artist's attitude, rather than directly incorporating elements of their music into my own.


If you love our features, news and reviews, please support what we do with a one-off or regular donation. Year-on-year, our corporate advertising is down by around 90% - a figure that threatens to sink The Quietus. Hit this link to find out more and keep on Black Sky Thinking.