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Tapestry Traverse: Tom Furse Of The Horrors' Favourite Exotica Albums
Jack Mckeever , August 20th, 2015 14:29

Before The Horrors' keyboards man launches his new compilation of exotica and library music from the Southern Library of Recorded Music tonight, he takes us on a tour of some of the guiding lights behind Digs


Harper/Russe/St. George - Electrosonic
I must have first heard it in sort of 2007, '08. I was kind of seeking out all the Radiophonic workshop stuff that I could, and when I'd exhausted what was available I started to check out all this other stuff that was going on. This was probably one of my first exposures to library music. I wasn't really familiar with the concept at the time. It's great, they're like, properly fucking about. It reminds me a lot of my first exposures into synthesis and synthesisers and being very naïve at the time. Instead of being like, "I really like techno, I want to get into synth" it was more like, "I really like the Radiophonic Workshop, I want to get into synth". That's why I was seeking out all I could, because it was totally alien at the time. I was fucking around with a couple of synths and all these effects in my attic at the time, and it was kind of new ground for me and it was really important in the genesis of my musical development. It was crazy music, it was wild, and not all of it is very musical; a lot of it is quite simple 'cause of how they had to approach things back then, but then there was all the more complex stuff too, so it was just incredibly inspiring.