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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


Bardo Pond - Lapsed

The first time I heard this album in Rough Trade it did not make any sense, it just sounded like a block of massive distorted sound. A few months later a friend of mine played 'Tommy Gun Angel' - the first track from Lapsed'. This time with the aid of some pot, the block transformed for me into complex layers of constantly mutating sound all wrapped around a gorgeous song. I loved the balance of muscular psychedelic heavy guitars against lead singer and flautist Isobel Sollenberg's soft feminine intonations. There is a strong emotional aspect to this band that a lot of other experimental rock acts lack.