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Post Global Music: David Pajo's Favourite Albums
Noel Baker , November 12th, 2013 08:13

Ahead of the reunited Slint playing shows this month and next, the hyper-prolific multi-instrumentalist hones his record collection down to a top 13


Xasthur - Portal Of Sorrow
This genre has been called 'depressive suicidal black metal'. It's truly a creepy, twisted, asymmetrical masterpiece that captures my darkest feelings elegantly.

Given the way that many music scenes have been homogenised or all but disappeared, does the enduring separateness of metal and its various fraternities appeal to you?

Yes, metal is like an unstoppable disease. I like that it's very direct and very masculine. If anyone thinks it's hard to be in a band, they should try being in a metal band. You will work your ass off and get no respect.