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Prole Art Treat: East Man Selects 13 Visionary Releases
Yemi Abiade , February 7th, 2018 09:16

From Kate Bush and The Fall to Mobb Deep and Vybz Kartel, Anthoney Hart, the man behind Basic Rhythm, Imaginary Forces and most recently, East Man, selects the 13 albums that helped steer his art


Pan Sonic - Katodivaihe
When I first heard Pan Sonic they were in a Richard Devine mix and I thought it was nuts. For some reason, I immediately assumed they were a Japanese group. It turned out they were Finnish, and I spent the next few years trying to sound like Pan Sonic and, arguably, I’ve released a couple of records that are just piss poor imitations. They were a huge part in me finding my current sound; the next step after Autechre.

There’s one tune on the album called ‘Cutter’ which is really heavy, and it was the first of theirs I had knowingly heard. Their early stuff is very straightforward, minimal techno and the later stuff is more abrasive, but with a touch of ambience. There’s a very broad spectrum of electronic music in their catalogue, and they were a big influence on me.