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Piercing Highs: Mondkopf's Favourite Albums
The Quietus , May 28th, 2015 12:44

Fittingly enough for a man who makes music of a decidedly bracing bent - be it the hulking techno of Mondkopf or the grindcore-inspired electronics of Extreme Precautions - French producer Paul Régimbeau's top 13 LPs are a suitably heavyweight suite. Brace yourself...


Sunn O))) - Monoliths & Dimensions
I hesitated a lot with Black One, which is my favourite, but this record is key because it's the most open Sunn O))) record, with references that helped me get into their world. I felt links to Arvo Pärt, Alice Coltrane or Miles Davis… What I like is how they manage to integrate these distant worlds into their pretty monolithic sound, while avoiding any baroque mess, symphonic metal style. I came across this one when it was released in 2009, and it opened me to extreme metal through its most heavy, doomy side.

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