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Baker's Dozen

Multiple Furgasms: Daniel O'Sullivan's Favourite Albums
Luke Turner , August 14th, 2014 12:19

With Grumbling Fur's new album Preternaturals out this week as the Quietus Phonographic Corporation's second release, Daniel O'Sullivan, one half of the magickal duo and prolific multi-instrumentalist, sits down to pen us his Baker's Dozen


David Bowie - Low
There were lots of artists, writers, punks, weirdos in my family. All gravitating around the Manchester post-punk scene in the early 80s. My uncle Paul's collection was particularly impressive. He had records by The Fall, PiL (I was always intrigued by the metal box), Wendy Carlos, Eno, etc. I remember first hearing 'Subterraneans' on TV. I asked what it was and my uncle pulled out his copy of Low. I then watched The Man Who Fell To Earth and thus began my rocky love affair with Bowie. I think about Low a lot, even though I don't listen to it as much as I used to. It's a benchmark for me and probably the first time I experienced really captivating instrumental music outside of a classical or jazz context.