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Baker's Dozen

The Passions: Owen Pallett's Favourite Albums
Luke Turner , May 29th, 2014 09:25

Owen Pallett's new album helpfully gives us the title for our latest Baker's Dozen, as he talks Luke Turner through selections including Tori Amos, Throbbing Gristle, Jean Luc Ponty, Dean Blunt, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Total Freedom and Diamanda Galas

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Total Freedom - Boiler Room live sets
Both of them! Both the 30-minute one and the 40-minute one. This was also a band discovery, something that we were listening to. It's really amazing, the collage of different sources and different material in this all-encompassing and non-ironic way. He has this feeling of a lack of control, he's letting himself go and having this freewheeling approach. There's a lyric I wrote after listening to those Boiler Room sets which is about men needing to lose control. I was really inspired by that feeling that even though he was in control, it was this unhinged thing, not aesthetically, but this deeper relaxing and letting go of material.


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