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Lifting A Veil: Kurt Wagner Of Lambchop's Favourite British LPs
Luke Cartledge , January 11th, 2017 08:54

Reflecting at length upon his intimate relationship with British music from his office in Nashville, Tennessee, the alt-country veteran at the heart of Lambchop discusses freedom, interpretation and the lasting effect on him of 1970s Sheffield with Luke Cartledge


James Blake - CMYK

James Blake was my first encounter with someone connecting the voice and song structure with the electronic music I was so curious about. Suddenly here was a guy with a voice that he's treating and integrating with stuff that I thought worked really well – it's interesting, passionate and soulful. He's a great singer. Bringing together the two ideas – I was very taken with it. At that time, I never thought that'd be something I'd do with my voice, I didn't even know how the fuck he did it. I was more interested in the fact that he was performing in that way. It wasn't until I decided to make more straightforward electronic music that I thought back to that stuff and how I could make what I do integrate in that way.