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13 Steps To Perfection: El-P's Favourite Albums
Kyle Ellison , October 17th, 2012 12:16

The rapper, producer and Definitive Jux head honcho rifles through his racks and picks out his top 13 records


Art Of Noise – Who’s Afraid Of The Art Of Noise
‘Moments of Love’ is an epic, ultimate, classic electronic music song which definitely informed my style in a lot of ways. In terms of the melody and the droning, and trying to find a beautiful thing out of a jagged thing... I was just fascinated by it as a kid. It really blew my mind. I think I came to them from Max Headroom who was this digital character that Coca Cola or someone had created and it was a big hit in the 80s. He even had his own TV show in the UK I think, maybe on the BBC. So Art Of Noise did this song with him as a guest vocalist called ‘Paranoimia’. That’s how I came to them, because I was a kid and I loved Max Headroom. This record in particular is probably there because it had ‘Moments of Love’ on it though. There was a 45 minute version of that song which was really rare, and my friend had it and wouldn’t let me borrow it, so I had to go over to his house... anyway, it was all very traumatizing.