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Blissful Resonance: Brian DeGraw Of Gang Gang Dance's Favourite Albums
Tristan Bath , January 14th, 2014 06:16

With Brian DeGraw's debut solo album as bEEdEEgEE released last month, the Gang Gang Dance founder member speaks to Tristan Bath about thirteen of his favourite albums, from Scott Walker and Pharaoh Sanders to Burial and Public Enemy


The KLF - Chill Out

Chill Out is one of the most synaesthetic records I've ever experienced. Every time I listen to it, it brings a brand new visual journey. It's one of those records that never sounds the same twice. I'm constantly hearing new things and imagining new imagery with each listen... and I've listened to it quite a bit at this point. I was late on this record - I only discovered it about five years ago or so, when my friend Oliver Payne expressed his surprise at the fact that I knew nothing about it. My knowledge of the KLF at that point didn't involve much in terms of their discography. I was more interested in the actions they performed following the end of their music career, most notably the burning of the million quid, so discovering this record was totally mind-blowing to me. One of the things I like best about it is how masterfully sequenced it is, how it flows from one visual to the next and tells its story like a choose-your-own-adventure novel, never allowing the listener to memorise its details. It is, quite simply, one of the most conceptually stunning and sonically beautiful things I've ever heard.