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Baker's Dozen

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Kiran Acharya , July 20th, 2016 09:47

As the Cumbrian quartet prepare to release their "'fuck you' to adulthood", Boy King, their singer and guitarist takes us through 13 LPs that shaped it, including Nine Inch Nails, Max Richter and Oneohtrix Point Never


Oneohtrix Point Never – Rifts
It's the album I always go back to as probably one of my favourite records of all time, with 'Stress Waves' [from Returnal] probably being one of my favourite songs or pieces of music. The thing I love about this is that it forever fluctuates. You can never pinpoint where you're at with it. I must have listened to 'Stress Waves' hundreds if not thousands of times, and I still cannot pinpoint the structure of it.

He's always been an inspiration for us, Oneohtrix, and his latest album kind of became his 'metal' album. That was almost as a green light to us: "Oh that's where he's gone – we're going there too now." A sense of what he was doing always reflected on what we were doing. As we were writing Boy King I saw him play the show and it sounded like the digital apocalypse. It sounded like this breakdown, like the sounds that will be made when the day comes. When the computers begin to melt they will make that sound.