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Baker's Dozen

Addicted To Serendipity: Hayden Thorpe Of Wild Beasts' Baker's Dozen
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


John Carpenter – Lost Themes
What appeals is that sense of dread, the sense of doom. I always hear Carpenter's music and get the sense of 'doom in suburbia'. His music exists in that layer of skin just beneath the surface; you always have a sense of something quite unnerving.

I thought Lost Themes – his only original music work – was pretty phenomenal. There's a sonic palette which is very much where we were at, using heavy guitars and analogue synthesisers with digital sounds. I saw him live a couple of months ago in Dallas, which brought me back to him. Again it reminded me of the emotionality of that heavy music and how a weight can echo in you.