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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


Gabriel Yared - Betty Blue soundtrack
I watched lots of French cinema growing up because my uncle Damien was learning the language. I knew he'd been watching films if there were books stacked up against the TV to cover up the subtitles. Béatrice Dalle was my first pin up and Betty Blue was the first time I saw sex on screen. I found the movie so disturbing I only watched it once or twice. I had the soundtrack on cassette and that was a permanent fixture. It's synaesthetic music. This and the soundtracks to Blade Runner and Rumble Fish remind me of a kind of melancholic enchantment that I often found myself in as a kid. Crazy really, there's no way I'd let my daughter watch Betty Blue at seven years old. What were they thinking?!