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Low End Theories: Palehorse's Favourite Bass Albums
Kiran Acharya , April 21st, 2015 13:11

Before their appearance at Desertfest at the Camden Underworld this weekend, uber-heavy bass guitar maestros James Bryant and John Atkins of Palehorse salute their favourite bass albums with Kiran Acharya (and even include one that has no bass guitar at all)


Meet Me In St Louis - Variations On Swing
JB: It's difficult trying to make a list because you think of so many worthy artists, but I picked this because Lewis Reynolds is such a phenomenal player to see. Funny that there's a Lewis in St Louis. He was really young when he joined. Funnily enough they were fans of Palehorse as well. In terms of the math rock techy thing they really covered some fantastic ground and it was nice to watch them progress.

Bassists in math rock don't always distinguish themselves, as it's a particularly guitar-focussed genre, but Lewis stands out. The album was recorded by Alex Newport of Fudge Tunnel so I was expecting big things. When I heard this in my friend Ivano's car, my jaw hit the floor. On this record you notice the basslines, and thinking about how he came up with such great stuff to fit the frameworks just boggles my mind. It'd be hard to isolate a song because it's so integral.