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Everything Serves The Rhythm: Panda Bear's Favourite Albums
Joe Clay , January 15th, 2015 11:34

The Animal Collective man released his fifth solo album, Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, this week. Before he did, he sat down with Joe Clay to pick 13 formative favourite records


Vladislav Delay - Multila
I'd listened to a lot of electronic music. I was into Aphex Twin, Warp, and via that I went backwards to Detroit, Chicago music. I knew all that stuff. But Vladislav Delay was something that, first time I heard it, I didn't understand. It's a trademark of all the stuff that has stuck with me, I needed to spend time with it to develop a relationship with it. There might be immediate qualities to the music, but there was something that made me keep going back to it, like, "What is this thing that makes me want to hear it again and figure it out? What's happening here? What is giving me this response?" I remember the cover. It was so grey and weird and cold.

There's not much to latch on to, apart from the music itself.

It's not very warm. There's a punk feeling to it. It's asking you to do everything. It's uncompromising.

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