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Music For Falling Through Life: Peter Broderick's Favourite LPs
Elizabeth Aubrey , August 2nd, 2017 08:02

Ahead of his appearance at the Southbank Centre as part of Erased Tapes' tenth birthday celebrations later this year, Peter Broderick speaks to Elizabeth Aubrey about 13 records that inspired him, from Dylan to Arvo Part and Philip Glass


Arthur Russell – World Of Echo
It was kind of like the Brian Eno experience when I first heard Arthur Russell. I know this might sound presumptuous, but it felt like I was hearing someone doing what I'd been trying to do for so many years – embracing all these different worlds of music and I felt so validated. Arthur Russell was someone that I used to get compared to before I ever heard his music. When I finally did hear his music, it just clicked inside me and he became one of my biggest inspirations. I chose that record because that was one of just a couple of records that he released while he was alive. So much of his music has been put together and compiled into records after he passed away. I thought that one deserves to be chosen because that's one he actually put together himself. It's also just a mind-bogglingly awesome record, so unique, and it's just so special. I love it, I love his use of the cello. It's inspiring as a string player myself to hear him play the cello and sing. And that was a huge inspiration for me to do the project with David Allred that I'm doing now where both of us just play string instruments and sing.