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Concretise The Oddness: Lee Gamble Picks His 13 Favourite Records
Jennifer Lucy Allan , September 27th, 2017 09:22

With his first album for Hyperdub en route and Unsound appearance impending, Lee Gamble guides Jennifer Lucy Allan from 80s beatboxing to some of 2017's best releases through the medium of his 13 favourite records

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Herbert Brün - Sawdust

When I was doing computer music, the very first stuff I made I was not thinking about music at all, I was thinking purely about sonic synthesis, about the computer as an object. You can send someone to the moon with it, but it also has a form of synthesis built into it. So I was working with ways of eliciting sound from it, but not in a virtual way. It's got a trackpad and keys, and that's what I used, I wouldn’t allow myself any sequencing and it was a matter of writing into the code and pulling these sounds out and reworking them, and this was a very similar way of working to this Herbert Brun record. Sawdust is a form of synthesis he created. It's not soulful, but I was fascinated by it. It's beautiful, pure, you're not using the computer as a tool, as a part of a studio.


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