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Darkness And Relief: Sean Lennon's 13 Favourite Albums
Patrick Clarke , July 19th, 2017 11:03

From Herbie Hancock's darkest depths to Brian Eno's anxiety-relieving light, Sean Lennon guides Patrick Clarke through thirteen records that changed his life


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Saul from the Fat Whites has been playing this for me a lot while we made the Insecure Men record together. He told me about this music teacher in Scotland who made a band of his students to play his compositions, and how they made this album. It's magical. When we were working there was a lot of arguing over what we should listen to, but we always agreed on this, everyone's always happy.

It's one of those albums that's gone in to the catalogue of records I can listen to when I'm dying and sick. It's so sweet and so beautiful and magical, it doesn't bother me at all, no matter what mood I'm in. I can be overly sensitive, and I don't always want to hear what someone's DJing, but if I'm trying to relax I can always put this on and find inner peace.

tQ: Does it make its influence felt on the Insecure Men album?

I will say that there's certain moments, yes. I don't want to reveal too much, but I will say that I'm an owner of vibraphones and marimba.