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Soul Soothers: Suzanne Ciani's Favourite LPs
Jude Rogers , May 31st, 2017 08:02

Ahead of her appearance at the environmentally sustainable electronic music festival Terraforma, Suzanne Ciani talks Jude Rogers through her favourite 13 albums, from Roxy Music to Pavarotti via Terry Riley and Eva Cassidy, Carole King and Penderecki


Laurindo Almeida, Salli Terri, Martin Ruderman - Duets With Spanish Guitar
This is a record from my childhood again, with really excellent musicianship, that I've been thinking about again recently. The Spanish guitar is an incredible instrument: the brightness of it, the roundness of it, is beautiful. I played my original of this until it wore down, and still remember how one song links into the next. I still have it somewhere in storage here, and I've been desperate to find it, because I don't like just calling things up and listening to them online, because so many recordings of things there lack quality. This music didn't go out to the world without quality, so it's not fair of me to listen to it without quality. Just because something is delivered to you electronically doesn't mean the music should be compressed and crushed. I genuinely believe that electronics should be about warmth, humanity, heart and soul.