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Baker's Dozen

Untidy Selections: Mr. Scruff's Favourite Albums
The Quietus , May 8th, 2014 06:49

Ahead of his new album, Friendly Bacteria, out on Ninja Tune this month, the tea-loving master of the marathon DJ set pens us his own Baker's Dozen, picking the top 13 records out of his crate


The Peddlers & The London Philharmonic Orchestra - Suite London
I love the Peddlers and their R&B/rock/jazz/folk sound, but this album is something else. Released in 1972, this is their final album released by the original line-up. Roy Phillips' soulful tones and the nimble Deodato-style Rhodes, occasionally twisted out of shape with a ring modulator, sit on top of fat rhythm tracks. The orchestra, far from smoothing out proceedings, adds real dimension, drama and tension, with a healthy dose of dissonance. Sounds just like a soundtrack, and although every track is good, needs to be listened to all the way through for maximum enjoyment. A real favourite of mine & Treva Whateva's back in the 90s.